Monday, 27 December 2010

FIVE Great Movie Deals

It has been a bumper year for film adaptations in the YA sphere.  Not a day went by this year when a deal was announced but one must remember that rights being purchased doesn't guarantee a) the movie being made or b) a GOOD adaptation being made.)

The Hunger Games
There is so much potential for this to go wrong but I have hope.  Suzanne Collins wrote the first draft of the screenplay which makes me happy for two reasons 1) she had a role and 2) someone else went in to make sure it worked afterward.  The director Gary Ross' recent interview with assuaged my fears that they would cast some pretty model creature to be Katniss.

If I Stay
Brazilian filmmaker Heitor Dhalia is heading up the project but Dakota Fanning has parted ways (you can read Gayle's thoughts on that here).  I am still excited to see how this story will be presented.

City of Bones
I am terribly excited to see what is achieved in bringing the world of Nephilim to reality.  I hope to see Idris in a film adaptation somewhere down the line.  The casting of Lily Collins as Clary is an interesting one but not one that I object to.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Lena Dunham will be writing and directing the adaptation of David Levithan and Rachel Cohn’s newest release, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder
Julie Halpern's title has been purchased for a tleevision development deal.

Authors that need movie/tv deals now - 
Courtney Summers - Some Girls Are needs to be adapted asap
Kristin Walker - A Match Made in High School would make a wonderful television series.

Tomorrow - FIVE Great Author Moments


Unknown said...

Yay! I love Lily Collins! I think she'll make a great Clary. I'm not sure who I would love to see as Mia... maybe Emma Watson? I always adore her.

As for THG movie... I'll just keep holding my breath. I have high hopes!

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Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Sweet! I didn't know that Book of Dares was going to be a movie. Very cool! Looking forward to all of these.

Alice said...

Completely agree about Some girls Are. It would make a great movie! I can't wait to see how hunger games turns our.

Elena Solodow said...

Definitely excited about The Hunger Games!

Nomes said...

Ooh ~ we share a pick :) (although I made an honourable mention of The Hunger games as well)

I have 3 Aussie movies and 2 US for mine :)

Pixie said...

Definitely excited about City of Bones and The Hunger Games. I have my eye on Hailee Steinfeld for Katniss.

Cass said...

I'm also for If I Stay and Dash & Lily. :) Have yet to take a crack at The Hunger Games (I received the book for Secret Santa :)) or City of Bones.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

The Hunger Games is on my list. I am excited and scared too. I hope the cast unknown actors for Katniss, Peeta and Gale.

The Crooked Bookshelf said...

I'm so excited about THG & If I Stay movies. And yes I agree with you that Some Girls Are would make a great movie.

Rowena said...

Thanks so much for the movie news. I'm thrilled that If I Stay will be making its way to the big screen. I'm beyond excited for so many things on this post.