Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Books to Film

From Our Young Adult Shelves to a Theater Near You?
The sure thing is the first book in Suzanne Collins' epic Hunger Games trilogy is due for release on the big screen March 23, 2012.  Jennifer Lawrence (thrilling in the book-based adult film Winter's Bone) snagged the lead as Katniss EverdeenClick here for sneak peak info on the film.

Cassandra Clare's first book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones, has been "optioned", which the author says is "Hollywoodese" for no film yet.  Read ahead and try this series and books in the prequel series, Infernal Devices.

Another book-to-film possibility is Shiver, first in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie StiefvaterClick on over to an author website and view some fabulously artful book trailers for each of three books in the series.

Other up-in-the-air film adaptions include these underlying books : Wicked Lovely (Melissa Marr), Valiant (Holly Black); Looking Glass Wars (Frank Beddor).  Read in the mean time and we'll keep you posted on these and other Hollywood YA book-to-film choices.