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:
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.Fan sites:
‘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)
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.Fan site:
“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)
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.
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:
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)
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