A wealth of films from my fave YA books are on their way and I am really looking forward to seeing them. Twilight has shown that you can really ace an adaptation so I’m hopeful that these will also stick to the source material and not disappoint.
1. Fallen by Lauren Kate
This bewitching story of a girl forced to live countless lives each time tragically dying when she kisses her immortal love Daniel is just right for the big screen – a dark gothic romance with lots of actions and gorgeous angels. The film is being made by Disney, which I’m hoping won’t tone down the romance or action too much.
2. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Currently in development, rumour persist that British actress Kaya Scodelario will take the lead role of Katniss. The book set in a dystopian future where kids have to compete in the reality TV show hunger Games to the death should produce an epic film. There’s a lot of horror and death in the books so I’m not sure how they’ll produce on film and keep a teen friendly certificate but I can’t wait to meet Peeta on screen.
3. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
This emotional romance about a girl who falls in love with boy who turns into a wolf seems to be a tricky one to film as it’s written from Grace and Sam’s POV and deals with their feelings more than action. They really need to get the two leads right as they need to carry the movie. The author has suggested Alex from Artic Monkeys fits the look of Sam.
4. The Mortal Instruments
This adaption is speeding ahead with the script written, director and lead chosen. The trilogy following Clary discovering a world of Shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves and warlocks is a dense fantasy, which I hope they can portray accurately on screen. Clary has been chosen as Lily Collins, not someone I know much about but she seems to fit the small redhead character well enough, see photo below:
5. and finally…..
Twilight: breaking Dawn
Harry Potter & Deathly Hallow Part 2