29 August, 2013

YA Movie Time

Hi, everyone! Just checking in on the latest news on the YA movie scene. It seems like so many YA books are being turned into movies these days. I think it's great. They may not all be winners but I appreciate the attempt. I saw The Mortal Instruments movie last night and I thought it was entertaining. Not my favorite but certainly better than I expected. So here is a roundup of some of the upcoming book to film releases. 

Of course the big news this week was the release of the Divergent teaser trailer. It really is a tease - just over 10 seconds long. But with that brief glimpse I think we can see the tone of the film and all of the actors look great. I have a soft spot for Maggie Q, too, so hoping this one is good. Divergent releases March 21, 2014.

How I Live Now is based on a book by Meg Rosoff and stars Saroirse Ronan. I didn't know about this until just recently. I have not read this book yet but I hear good things about Rosoff and this trailer looks good. Pretty intense but good. How I Live Now had a release date of August 13, 2013 though I don't know if that release has gone wide yet.

I am pretty excited about the Ender's Game movie. It looks epic and the imagery looks great. I am hoping this one lives up to my expectations. Ender's Game will be released on November 1, 2013.

I finally saw The Book Thief trailer this weekend preceding The Mortal Instruments. Like any movie about The Holocaust/WWII, it looks intense. I may be the only person of my acquaintance who has not read this book yet (I swear I own it and am going to read it!). It looks great and you gotta love Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Promise I will read this one soon. The Book Thief will release on November 15, 2013.

Lastly, we come to Vampire Academy, the book that I am the biggest fangirl for. I have really high hopes for this one because I love the series so much and I am a fan of the director. I don't love the trailer - it's a bit campy at times. But I reserve judgement since this is just a trailer and I know that anything with Mark Waters is going to have some camp and sarcasm involved. I buy Zoey Deutch as Rose and Dmitri looks hot. Lissa's not who I imagined in my head but I don't mind her. We'll see what happens though. Really hoping it's good. Vampire Academy comes out February 14, 2014.


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  2. Fun - thanks for rounding these up!