Saturday, April 21, 2012

YA Movie News

-The search for a Catching Fire director didn't last long! Director Francis Lawrence, who directed I Am Legend and Water for Elephants, will be directing Catching Fire. I really like this choice-what does everyone else think??

-And speaking of The Hunger Games, the IMAX run for the movie has been extended to May 3. Did anyone see it in IMAX? What did you think?

-For all you Ender's Game fans, the producers have set a up a tumblr to follow the movie's production.

-According to Publisher's Weekly, Palomar Pictures has optioned the rights to Julie Kagawa's new series, Blood of Eden. Julie Kagawa also has a blog post up about the exciting news. Congrats Julie!

-Laika films, who made Coraline, optioned Philip Reeve's new novel, Goblins, which is out in the UK this year. They've also hired the director of The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mark Gustafson, to direct. I love the idea about one of Philip Reeve's books being in stop motion animation-I think it really fits his writing style well. I'm also really hoping we get to read it over here in the US before the film is released! Thanks to Publisher's Weekly for the news!

-Stephenie Meyer's production company Fickle Fish Films has optioned Lois Duncan's 1974 novel Down a Dark Hall. It's been awhile since Lois Duncan books have been adapted for film, but this one is set in a boarding school, which I think is forever popular. The company also has a adaptation of Shannon Hale's novel, Austenland, starring Keri Russel in production. Thanks to Publisher's Weekly for the news.

-The Wimpy Kid movies keep coming! The trailer for Dog Days is out-thanks to Early Word for sharing it!


  1. Hmmm....I don't know how I feel about that simply because I've heard that Water for Elephants was a terrible adaptation. I loved the book so I didn't other with the allegedly blah movie. I'm hoping that this recent adaptation will be his redemption! ;O)

  2. I think the style of I Am Legend will translate well into Catching Fire, I'm excited about it!
    As a sidenote: it's "tumblr" not "tumbler" I know that missing e is incorrect and it tortures the Librarian in me every time I write it, but that's how you spell it so... *shurgs*

  3. Pam-I haven't seen it or read the book, but the trailer looked pretty and I liked the style of it. We'll see-I hope Catching Fire is good!

    Old Fashioned Girl-thanks! I type too fast that my spelling gets in the way!:)


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