Friday, July 8, 2011

YA Movie News

Does this video make anyone else feel like crying??

-Fox has signed on Thor Freudenthal as director of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters. Logan Lerman is also set to return as Percy. It looks like fans may get a second movie after all! Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-BBC is filming a new adaptation of Mary Norton's The Borrowers which is set to air this Christmas. I loved this book as a child and I will happily watch a new adaptation! I'm hoping this one is good-some of the others haven't been that great. There's also an animated film from Japan called Arrietty and will be dubbed by Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and Carol Burnett-which I think is an odd mix. That film is due out in February 2012. Thanks to Shelf-Awareness for the news.

-Lois Lowry's The Giver has been in talks to be a movie for so long! According to Cynopsis Kids "This is the second time Bridges and producer Nikki Silver have worked at producing a feature film adaptation of the book, and are doing so now through family-targeted movie and TV company On Screen Entertainment." Here's hoping it works out!

-Harry Potter fans, set your DVRs! CNN will air a special Sunday July 10 titled CNN Presents: A Larry King Special Harry Potter: The Final Chapter. This has interviews with the cast, exclusive movie footage, and behind the scenes tours.

-T-Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman are signed on to produce the score for The Hunger Games movie.

-In other Hunger Games movie news, reports that Lenny Kravitz aka Cinna is reading through the books! YAY! I think all actors cast in books to movies should read the books, so I'm glad Lenny Kravtiz is reading them!

-Drew Barrymore is signed on to produce and direct the movie version of Ally Carter's Heist Society. The script will be written by Shauna Cross who also wrote Whip It. I liked this pairing for Whip It, so I think they will do a good job with Heist Society. Thanks to the Hollywood Reporter for the news.

-ABC Family's The Lying Game premiers August 15! I'm loving Pretty Little Liars and this is based on a series by the same author, so I'm sure it will be just as addicting!

-There are rumors, that Rupert Wyatt, who directed the upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is interested in a motion capture movie version of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Entertainment Weekly has the news-I'm not too sure on how well this would work. Thoughts?


  1. Wow, so much to take in! If you check out the original Borrowers you'll see a very young Tom Felton, a.k.a Draco Makfoy! I love Pretty Little Liars so I'm interested in The Lying Game :D

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  2. Wow, that video was something. *sniff* Imagine being a part of that world for 10 years. It's got to be an amazing memory lane.

    Yay for Drew Barrymore and Heist Society! I haven't read that series yet, so I am a little sad that they aren't making Gallagher Girls into a movie, but I love DB and I love the movies she creates. I will be excited to see that one.

    Hopefully that CNN thing will show up on YouTube at some point so those of us without CNN (or any cable) can catch it. Oh, Harry Potter et al, I shall miss you so!

  3. I love your YA Movie News posts!!! I hope The Giver becomes a movie.

  4. All I can really comment about is that video... Which made me cry...

    For majority of my life there has been Harry Potter books followed by Harry Potter movies. It's finally hitting me that this will really be the end... I can't believe it. This series has been a part of so many lives, so many childhoods... how can the world let it go? Just watch, I'm going to be bawling during the credits of the final film.

  5. Awww, that video did make me tear up a little bit, and I haven't even seen the last 2 movies. It's the end of an era!

  6. The Giver--yay! I hope it comes through this time. It would be fantastic as a film.

  7. i cried. i balled. what!? another PJO?! that's terrible! i mean, they totally ruined that book.

  8. That video did move me. I actually missed most of the Harry Potter era, though I did catch up in time to read The Deathly Hallows as it came out. But my kid is now into Harry Potter, so I feel it's somehow linked to her childhood. The move and book - they do feel like a rite of passage!


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