The film adaptation of The Great Gatsby released its first movie poster showing off a lot of Daisy, played by Carrie Mulligan, and not so much of Leonardo DiCaprio who plays Jay Gatsby himself.
Variety reported this week that Black Forest Film Group has acquired a psychological thriller screenplay written by Ransom Riggs, author of the New York Times Bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called Black River. The story follows a "small-town girl who has been haunted by a dead girl's spirit ever since her own near-fatal accident. When she goes off to college and her friends begin to die, she must uncover the dark secret of the dead girl's fate."
If you haven’t heard of Black Forest yet, you will soon. It is a new production company started by Mark Morgan, producer of the Twilight films, Kami Garcia, co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels, E. Thompson, and Brett Hudson. Knowing Randy’s past film experience and having read Miss Peregrine’s, I’m really excited to see what this movie could be like.
Production for the adaptation of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card has finally started and the studio has made a blog to keep fans up-to-date with the production of the film as it’s being made. The only post they have so far is one picture teasing the start of production (which you can see on the right), but I’m sure the hardcore fans of the book that have been waiting for this to be adapted for years will be excited by it.
Ender’s Game is a sci-fi film about a boy nicknamed Ender who is "an unusually gifted child sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future alien invasion." Hugo’s Asa Butterfield will be playing the main role as Ender with a supporting cast of actors including Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, and Abigail Breslin. It is set for a March 15, 2013 release.
Movie TrailersStephanie Meyer’s sci-fi adult novel The Host about "a frightening future where aliens take over the consciousness of human beings on Earth" is certainly a stark departure from her sparkly vampires, but how will the movie compare to the novel? A teaser trailer released this week even though the film isn't set to release for another year and it looks pretty cool.
Also released this week, though not really specifically YA, an Australian trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. I’m pretty excited for this one, not really for Kristen, though she doesn’t look terrible in this, but mainly for the special effects feast going on.
|Aimee Teegarden and Ethan Peck together|
|William Moseley getting ready for a scene|
|Sean Patrick Thomas in quite a bright suit|
|Croak by Gina Damico|
|A gripping tale of love and betrayal that weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance, The Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink. Seriously guys, you have to buy this one!|
|The sci-fi/ thriller The Deserter by Peadar O’ Guilin|
|The third book in the Riders of Apocalypse series, Loss by Jackie Morse Kessler|
|A debut thriller that has been called “The Girl with |
the Dragon Tattoo for teens”, Dark Eyes by William Richter.
|When You Open Your Eyes by Celeste Conway|
Burn for Burn co-written by best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, which has a sort of Gossip Girl/retro look to it.
Envy, the sequel to Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Book TrailersThis week was full of some of the best book trailers ever! Just warning you. Watch them with caution.
So do you remember that epic cover I showed you for Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo a few weeks ago? Well, not the book has a trailer and it is seriously the most epic book trailer I’ve ever seen.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, which was shot live-action with tons of special effects.
The third book in the Graceling Realm series from Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue has sort of a trailer, though really it’s just a trailer for the series.
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter, which is the sequel to The Goddess Test.
A new teaser for The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
And finally This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers.
Lisa Schroeder announced her new young adult novel set for release in 2013. Falling For You is about "a teen girl who relives the love of a dangerous boy, and unravels the secrets that haunt her family, as she hovers between life and death." It will be published through Simon Pulse.
Julie Kagawa announced the title of the first book in her Iron Fey Spinoff series, The Iron Prince, which is set several years after the events of the Iron Fey series.
GoodbyeAnd with that little bit of information, I have to say goodbye, but not for long because I will be back next week to talk about more YA news. Hopefully in video format instead of just words, but if you have any questions or comments about things discussed above, leave them in the comments below. Also, if you’ve seen The Hunger Games already, I want to know what you thought of it.
Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor!