Friday, October 14, 2011

YA Movie News

Lots of movie news happening this week!

-Lionsgate likes dystopian! Not only are they producing The Hunger Games, but they have optioned the move rights to Patrick Ness's dystopian series, Chaos Walking. I'll admit, I still haven't read this series (because of the dog stuff-yep, I know about that) but I really love Nick Podehl and he narrates the audiobooks, so I'm going to have to give it a try. Just know I may throw it across the room!:) Thanks to Cynopsis and MTV for the news.

-Disney Channel will premiere the movie version of Geek Charming, based on the novel by Robin Palmer, on Friday, November 11. Thanks to Cynopsis for the news.

-A second Percy Jackson movie is officially going to happen! Fox gave the go ahead and the film, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters will release in March 2013. I'm not sure how they're going to do a second film, since I thought they messed up with the plot that could carry over to a sequel, but I'm still looking forward to it! Thanks to Cynopsis for the news.

-The movie version of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, based on the novel by Wendy Mass, is coming soon, but Wal-Mart has as special edition out now, so check your local store to see if it's there! Thanks to Wendy Mass for the news!

-HarperCollins has acquired a new book titled The School for Good and Evil, described as "an action/adventure/romance story that revolves around a school where regular boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes or villains." The book has a movie deal attached with the book set to release in 2013. Thanks to Cynopsis for the news.

-Early Word reports about a casting call notice for the movie version of Ender's Game.

-If you can't wait to see Breaking Dawn, select theaters are offering a chance see all three films leading up to Breaking Dawn in theaters on "Twilight Saga Tuesdays" in November. Check out Fathom Events for select theaters.

-Startz Production has bought the movie option to L.A. Weatherly's trilogy, Angel. The first book in the series, Angel Burn, released in May.

-Nickelodeon is gearing up for Halloween. On the schedule is an animated movie, Monster High: Fright On! which will premier Sunday October 30.

-And OK, now for news that's not really YA releated, but still some fun news:

-Downton Abbey creator Jullian Fellows stated that a third series is likely and would be set in the 1920s. Downton Abbey season 2 debuts in the US January 8th. Thanks to Cynopsis for the news.

-CW gave a full season pick up to Ringer (I just can't stop watching the crazy!) and Fox gave a full season order to New Girl (this show is making me laugh and so far I'm really liking it)

-The trailer for the movie Young Adult was released and honestly, it doesn't look all that good. I wonder if Diablo Cody was a one hit wonder with Juno. Plus, from the trailer it doesn't seem like the fact that she writes YA really means anything, so I'm not sure why they keep mentioning that fact in the promo blurb and poster.


  1. Oh, you MUST read the Chaos Walking trilogy! It literally is my number one favorite book series of all time. Yes, I might have sobbed my heart out not once... not twice, maybe three, maybe more?! times, but only one of those sobs was a sad sob, the others were happy, proud of Todd sobs, hehe. My goodness it's ridiculously good.

  2. Oh, man. That Julian Fellows news is the best thing I've heard in ages. SO. EXCITED.

  3. New girl is GREAT.
    Having Zooey Deschanel starring in a sitcom is genius and should've happened sooner! but I love love love it so far :)

  4. I'm SO excited for the new season of Downton Abbey! I'm also eagerly waiting for more episodes of "Sherlock".

  5. Bethany-OK, OK, I'll read it (or listen to it actually) but I'm blaming you if I sob like a baby!;)

    Laura-I know-I did a happy dance when I saw that news. I love Downton Abbey and can't wait for season 2. I'm being very good about avoiding spoilers since it's airing in the UK right now.

    Elleira-I agree-I think she's hilarious and so far the show is pretty good. Each episode makes me laugh!

    Rummanah-Oh-I can't wait for more Sherlock! I loved season one!

  6. I love these posts - thank you so much for the information it really helps get the pupils enthusiasm up for the books :D

  7. Super excited for the new series of Downton Abbey!


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