Here’s the If I Stay trailer!
Other YA page-to-screen news:
- Author Rick Yancey confirmed on Facebook that Choe Moretz is going to play Cassie in “The 5th Wave” adaptation. So excited! Now I wonder who will play Evan Walker (and the rest of the cast, but mostly Evan).
- Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible) is helming the adaptation to Patrick Ness’ “A Monster Calls,” which is already slated for a 2016 release. Ness is also writing the adaptation! That means “A Monster Calls” could hit theaters before the “Chaos Walking” adaptation, which has been in development with Robert Zemeckis attached to direct from a Charlie Kaufman script for a while now.
- Rebecca Serle’s “When You Were Mine” is in pre-production at Universal with the awesome screenwriting team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Spectacular Now”).
- “Trash” by Andy Mulligan has already been turned into a film by director Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “The Reader”) and stars Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and a bunch of Brazilian actors.
Of course, hundreds of other YA books have been optioned or are in development, but that doesn’t mean they’ll actually hit the big screen. Plenty of books get optioned and even get scripts, but they’re not all fast-tracked for adaptation.
My party of five is still on Spring Break vacation, but since I’m writing a movie review while my youngest takes a nap, I figured I’d pop in and share the “If I Stay” trailer (hooray for Gayle Forman) and share some other young adult adaptation news. I am trying not to have high hopes, […]
Sandie’s off on a Spring Break adventure you can follow on Instagram, so we won’t be updating much this week. But we did have time to share some of our favorite bookish things, whether we own them already or hope to someday! 1. Frodo’s Ring: Tolkien’s books opened me up to the fantasy genre and […]
Happy Book Birthday to Laini Taylor’s “Dreams of Gods and Monsters” — the conclusion to her epic “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” trilogy. This is one of our most anticipated books for 2014, and while Sandie has already read it, I’m expecting it to arrive in the mail today or tomorrow (it better come, UPS!). […]
Last weekend I finally read “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson, and when I was done, I found it hard to speak myself. It is, to say the least, an amazing book. After I was done, I got to thinking about some of the other incredible YA books that I’ve read that deal with the tough […]
Happy April Fool’s Day! We know today’s post should really be about fictional birthday boys Fred and George Weasley, but alas, the twins — as much as we adore them — aren’t really literary crushes for us. Instead, Diana is celebrating one of YA’s most wonderful guys ever, Jase Garrett! –Sandie Sandie and I almost […]
“Me, Him, Them & It” by Caela Carter Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013 | Pages: 310 | Publisher: Bloomsbury Buy: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Indie Bound | Source: Hardcover courtesy Bloomsbury ME is Evelyn Jones, 16, a valedictorian hopeful who’s been playing bad girl to piss off THEM, her cold, distant parents. HIM is Todd, Evelyn’s secret […]