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Friday, February 22, 2013

Oscar Week: Upcoming Movies

We've done the best and worst movie adaptations, but here are some that we haven't seen yet, so they could go either way. (The release dates are according to IMDB)

    

The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, an adult book, but it's by Meyer, so it had a ton of teen readers and the movie seems to be marketed to teens. Opens March 29.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I'm intrigued by this one-- there haven't been any good movies of this. It's Baz Lurhmann so it's going to be completely insane and over the top. On the other hand, it looks so pretty! Opens May 10.

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney. I love this series and am so excited for this movie (which will be called Seventh Son). Jeff Bridges is playing the Spook! Juliane Moore is Mother Malkin (what?! YES!) and the guy who plays Prince Caspian in the Narnia movies is playing Tom Ward. Opens July 9.

    

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. The teens are so excited for this one and are already dissecting the photos and casting choices. We'll see how they react once we get more. Opens August 23.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. This is another one people are looking forward to. It's been a long time coming and has an all-star cast. Opens November 1.

Divergent by Veronica Roth. Still in pre-production, it has some good names including Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley. It's slated to open in 2014.

    

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox? Yes! This adult zombie novel has plenty of teen fans who are looking forward to this. Plus, the author's parents are Hollywood legends (Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft). Opens June 21.

The Masque of The Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe. They've just started casting a post-nuclear apocolypse steam-punk version. No release date yet, but I'm keeping my eye on it.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Still super pre-production, but news broke earlier this week that it has a director, so it looks like it's happening! Still, it'll be a few years before we see it.

Which movies based on books are you most looking forward to? What book do you hope they'll turn into a movie? (Personally, I was crushed because when I was researching upcoming movies I saw that there's one out next month called Leviathan. Turns out, it's a documentary about North Atlantic fishing. While that chould still be cool, I was really, really, really hoping for a movie version of the book by Scott Westerfeld. Links to Amazon are an affiliate link. You can help support YA Reading List by purchasing any item (not just the one linked to!) through these links.

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