Friday, October 28, 2011

YA Movie News

-Have you seen The Hunger Games character posters that were just released? There are 8 characters total and I think I love them all! Although, Haymitch's look took me by surprise=not sure why. has all 8-which one is your favorite? I think Effie is mine.

-Maggie Stiefvater's latest novel, The Scorpio Races, is in development as a movie with KatzSmith Productions. KatzSmith is partially owned by Seth Grahme Smith, who wrote Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and the screenplay for Dark Shadows, so I think he knows fantasy well. With Shiver in development as well, that means two possible Maggie Stiefvater movies in the future!

-Some exciting news from The CW, or what I think I'm going to call "the YA books to TV shows network" :) Unearthly by Cynthia Hand is in development as a TV Show and I'm really hoping it gets made since I really enjoyed the book and I could see this as a great series.

-Dreamworks Animation won the rights to adapt Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants series for the big screen. This series is one that remains popular at my library-there are always kids asking for it and I think a big screen  adaptation would be awesome!

-Another forever popular series at my library, Hank the Cowdog, has a movie in development with Odyssey Pictures.

-Movie adaptations of Lawrence Yep's novel, Tiger's Apprentice and Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's book Far Flug Adventures: Fergus Crane are in development with producer Jane Startz, who has produced many previous books to movies. Thanks to Cynopsis for the news!

-Walking Dead has been renewed for season 3. I've been told by lots of people I need to watch this show!

-If you want to buy Harry Potter on DVD/Blu-Ray, you better hurry! Warner Bros. will stop selling the movies on December 29 and most likely pull a Disney and only release them out of the vault at certain times.

-An Ender's Game movie is looking more likely, with a release date being set of March 15, 2013.

-Anna Carey's novel, Eve, is being developed for a TV series by the producers of The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars.

Trailer time! Two trailers this week: one for Dr. Seuss's The Lorax and another for the English-language version of Miyazaki's film The Secret World of Arrietty, which is based on The Borrowers.


  1. So much awesomeness!!

    I also heard from AlloyEntertainment that the producers of the Vampire Diaries are in the process of producing a TV show pilot for Eve by Anna Carey (

  2. I'm very excited for The Scorpio Races. The basis sounds amazing.

    Also, I hate the Disney vault. I swear the only time I want to buy a Disney movie is when it's locked away. xD

  3. Yan-thanks for posting. I heard that too so I'll add the news!:)

    Melanie-I hate the vault too!

  4. Lots of good news!!! Definitely can't wait for Hunger Games, and I am soooo excited to hear that one of Maggie Stiefvater's novels will be turning into a movie.

    Looks like my DVR's gonna be busy and I'll be going broke on movie tickets next year!


  5. You really should give Walking Dead a try it's a great show. Though a bit gory and violent so if that isn't your thing then maybe not. Thanks for cluing me in on the Unearthly development I liked book one and think it could be an interesting show.


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