Friday, February 11, 2011

YA Movie News

Here's your Friday update with YA movie news!!


-SyFy has a two part Treasure Island TV movie in the works. The cast includes Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland and Eddie Izzard. The movie will air in 2012. It's got Eddie Izzard so of course I'll be watching! Thanks to Shelf-Awareness for the news!


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CBS Films aquired the rights to an upcoming YA release titled Legend by Marie Lu. The book will release in November and is the first of a trilogy. The story is set in the future with two warring nations and a Robin Hood-type character and the girl who his hired to take him down.


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CW picked up a pilot for L. J. Smith's The Secret Circle.


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Universal Pictures aquired the rights to Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why with Selena Gomez set to star. I don't really mind Selena Gomez and think she'll be OK for the role of Hanna Baker-I just wonder if the story will loose some of the power when in translates from book to screen. Thoughts??


-The trailer for X-Men First Class was released! I'm a little over all the franchises and sequels Hollywood keeps putting out, but I will say I'm kind of excited about this one. X-Men comics continue to be popular at my library so I'm sure a new X-Men movie will make them even more so.



9 comments:

  1. I LOVE EDDIE IZZARD. Ugh. So much funny resides in that man.

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  2. Not sure how I feel about Selena Gomez in 13 Reasons Why. I'm sure she's ok OK actress, but using such a "tweeny" actress makes me think the movie loses credibility. It's not a Disney-ish story and using a Disney-ish actress doesn't gel with me.

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  3. I told my teens about 13 Reasons Why yesterday and they were thrilled it's going to be put out. They also were fans of Selena Gomez playing in it.

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  4. I'm so psyched that 13 Reasons Why is going to be a movie... And I don't have anything against Selena, but she does not look a anything like Hannah as I imagined her.

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  5. I want to see X-Men First Class so bad, NGL.

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I'm excited that 13 Reasons Why will be a movie. I met Jay Asher at a SCBWI conference. He is so nice.

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  7. I'm excited for the new X-Men movie but that's more because I love the X-Men franchise.

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  8. I really want to see 13 Reasons Why, but I'm not sure if I will like Selena playing Hannah...

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