Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Update: YA Books to Movies Pt. 2

Maze Runner
  • Based on the novel by James Dashner has a completed script and is in development.  No word yet on cast or director.
  • Based on the wonderful steampunk book by Catherine Fisher is rumored to star Taylor Lautner, of Twilight fame, as the mysterious Finn.  Claudia's part has been offered to Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson, but formal acknowledgment of casting.  This project is in pre-production, so details may change.
Devil in the White City
  • Erik Larson's novel by the same name about one of the most infamous human monsters in American history is rumored to star Leonardo di Caprio and may be out as early as December 2012. 
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (not specifically a book, but close enough)
  • Stars Jeremy Renner as the witch-slaying Hansel and is set 15 years after the gingerbread house "incident".  This horomedy is due out January 2013.  My Mr. Renner is having a busy year!
Mortal Instruments
  • Clare's City of Bones looks as though all the film pieces are falling into place.  Lily Collins (Blind Side, Abduction, Mirror Mirror) stars as Clary Fray who gets pulled into the world of Shadow Hunters when she sees something she shouldn't have.  This juicy treat releases in August 2013.
Rumored (meaning they may have been optioned, but I can't find deets on them):
Wicked Lovely by Marissa Meyer
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvader
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Luxe by Anne Godbersen
I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Which book to movie are you most looking forward to?