Monday, December 19, 2011

YA Books to Movies Pt. 1

While I am often disappointed by the execution of movies based on YA films, I cannot help but be excited when I hear about books being made into movies.  Yes, the movie is most often inferior to the novel but I still find myself geeking out when I stumble upon movie-based-on-book news.  Here's a list of upcoming films based on YA novels:

Hunger Games based on novel of same name by Suzanne Collins [Due out in March 2012!]
Looking Glass Wars based on the series by Frank Beddor
Mortal Instruments based on City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Perks of Being a Wallflower based on the book by Stephen Chbosky [Starring Emma Watson!]
Shiver based on the first Wolves of Mercy Falls book by Maggie Stiefvater
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Wicked Lovely based on fabulous series by Melissa Marr

2013 Rumored
Delirium by Lauren Oliver [I am psyched about the possibility of this movie!  The book is AMAZING!]
Forest of Hands and Teeth based on the chilling novel by Carrie Ryan
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher [Starring Taylor Lautner as Finn!]
Maximum Ride based on the best selling series by James Patterson
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead [Rumored as both a film & TV series]

{DISCLAIMER: While some of these films have tentative release dates, that can change as many "in production" films hit snags.  Some of these are only optioned, which means that a production company has bought rights to make a movie based on a title, but not that the movie will ever actually happen.}