Jul 14, 2011

YA Books Turning Into Movies 2012 (Part 1)

There seems to be a plethora of YA books turning into movies lately. Beastly, I am Number Four, Twilight, etc. and there are A LOT more to come in 2012. Here are the ones I’m currently aware of and a little blurb about the production:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


“The Mortal Instruments series has been optioned for film by Unique Features and Constantin Films. First-time writer Jessica Postigo has been hired to write the screenplay, based on the first book in the series. Also, Lily Collins has been cast as the lead role of Clary Fray, and Harry Potter and Twilight actor Jamie Campbell Bower has been cast opposite her as Jace Wayland.” (Cited from Wiki)
Fan site:
http://www.cityofbonesmovie.com/


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


“The Hunger Games is an upcoming film directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. It is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2012. Collins adapted the novel for film herself, and her script was revised by screenwriter Billy Ray.

Shearmur said:

‘The Hunger Games is an incredible property and it is a thrill to bring it home to Lionsgate. This is exactly the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: youthful, exciting, smart and edgy. We are looking forward to working with Nina and Suzanne to create a movie that satisfies audiences' hunger for high-quality entertainment.’ ” (Cited from Wiki)
Fan sites:

http://hungergamesmovie.org/
http://mockingjay.net/category/hunger-games-movie/
http://thehungergamesmovie.org/


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


On June 29th 2010 it was announced that Preger Entertainment had acquired the film rights to Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series. The movie is still a very big maybe but with Don Murphy (Transformers) on board as producer things are definitely looking good. Both Preger and Murphy seem very dedicated to the movie and acknowledge the great anticipation of the fanbase.

“The joy of these books is that in the wake of ‘Twilight’ they offer a chance to create a movie franchise that guys will want to see as well as girls,” he said. “Michael and I plan on positioning the films as something both sexes will enjoy together, expanding the genre of sexy young vampires to a whole new audience. We are beginning discussions with studios immediately.” (Cited from Vampire-academy.com)
Fan site:
http://vampire-academy.com/category/movie/


Wicked Lovely by Melissa Mar


Production Studio: Wild West Picture Show Productions
Screen Writer: Caroline Thompson, writer of A Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Edward Scissorhands
Director: Mary Herron. Past directing credits include American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page.
Rating: PG-13
Status: The screenplay is in the final stages of completion. (Cited from Wickedlovely.com)

Shiver by Maggie Steifvater


“Unique Features, in association with Warner Bros., optioned Shiver's film rights shortly after Shiver was released. A screenplay has been written by Nick Pustay but casting has not yet begun.” (Cited from Wiki)

Fallen by Lauren Kate


“A Fallen movie is in talks and Disney has optioned the rights to Fallen. Since the Fallen series is a four part series, Disney made sure that they obtained rights to all four of the books in the deal. Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray will produce the movie.” (Cited from Wiki)

Wings by Aprilynne Pike



“On July 14, 2009, Variety announced that The Walt Disney Company had optioned the film rights to Wings. Miley Cyrus has been cast as Laurel.” (Cited from Wiki)

 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi



"Adding to its roster of bigscreen rights to young adult novels, Twentieth Century Fox has acquired rights to "Shatter Me" by Tahereh Mafi.

Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark will produce the project through Fox-based Chernin Entertainment.

Emma Watts, Peter Kang and Daria Cercek will oversee the project for the studio.

Set in a dystopian world, "Shatter Me" is the story of a 17-year-old girl imprisoned for possessing a fatal touch. As she watches everything crumble around her, she must choose between relinquishing her power or use it to save the world."(Cited from Variety.com)

Divergent by Veronica Roth



"Summit Entertainment has closed a screen rights deal for Veronica Roth's young adult novel Divergent, which will be published by the HarperCollins imprint Katherine Tegen Books. It takes place in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into factions as kids are categorized based on human traits. A teenage girl and guy rebel against the labels, which is a very dangerous thing to do. The buying community has compared it to The Hunger Games in tone and violent content. Red Wagon's Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce with Pouya Shahbazian." (Cited from Deadline.com)
Fan Site:
http://www.thedivergenttrilogy.com/


The House of Night by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast

“In 2008, Variety reported that a film adaptation of the series was in early planning stages. Film rights were optioned by Empire Pictures and a screenplay for Marked is being written by Kent Dalian, writer-director of Fish in a Barrel.” (Cited from Wiki)

Speaking of the House of Night, was I the only one who didn’t know that the House of Night was a real place in Tulsa? In fact, most of the settings in the book were real. I’m guessing that they’ll do most of the filming there or make a set that looks really similar to it.

Cascia Hall

“The series is set in Tulsa, in a small and reclusive part of Midtown. The House of Night campus is in the real life campus of Cascia Hall, and the climactic scene of the first book in the series takes place in the extensive gardens of the Philbrook Museum.” (Cited from Wiki)

Mayo Hotel (Neferet’s penthouse)

“In Awakened, Neferet rents a penthouse at Tulsa's historic Mayo Hotel. Photo shows the Mayo lobby”(Cited from Wiki)



       What YA book-turned-movies are YOU looking forward to?


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15 comments:

  1. AMAZIN NEWS! I knew some of these but I am excited for everyone of them to come out!!! Especially The Vampire Academies!!! (all the exclamation points are to emphasize how excited i am)

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  2. OMG!
    DIVERGENT, WINGS, AND WICKED LOVELY? *dies*
    Don't forget The Luxe, they announced that on the Inkpop news today I think that it's being turned into a movie. Do you know when Divergent, Wings, and Wicked Lovely are coming out or if there's a site for them?
    I can't wait for The Hunger Games either!

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  3. No, at least not yet there isn't.

    Divergent, Wings, and Wicked Lovely's screenplays are currently being written/ in the final stages. I found a fan site for Divergent (see post) but not for the other two. I don't think we'll find out the release date for any of the movies for quite awhile considering they haven't even picked the actors/ started filming yet. I can't wait until they do though :)

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  4. Wow, there sure are a lot! I was only aware of two of these before, so thanks.

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  5. Wow! The Hunger Games sound like a great novel and movie. I can't wait to see both.

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  6. i am totally excited for the hunger games. it's wicked! especially mortal instruments, fallen series, house of night series, and vampire academy. :)))) it'll rock my 2012! <3

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  8. OMG!! Amazing news!! Divergent and The city of bones!!!

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  9. Thumbs up to Divergent being made into a movie, I"m surprised Shatter Me is here though.

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  10. Extremely Excited for all of them !! But mainly The House of Night!!!, Fallen, Wings, Shatter Me and of course, The Hunger Games <3

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