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, Mockingjay.net 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?