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Dan Krokos 2013 YA Book Turned into Movie

According to Cinema Blend, Warner Brothers announced yesterday that they acquired the rights to Dan Krokos book, The Planet Thieves, which means yet another YA book turned into movie is happening.

That really isn’t too crazy, I mean YA books are turning into movies all the time now.

…Except for the fact that the book isn’t out yet. It won’t be released until May 2013 (check it out on Goodreads)

YA Book Turned to Movie

dan krokos ya book turned movie

From my recent 2013 book-to-movie list, you can see that a ton of books are making the jump to the big screen. The book’s premise is:

“Star Trek meets Rick Riordan

When the crew of the SS Egypt gets massacred by an alien race, Mason Stark, a thirteen-year-old cadet in the Earth Space Command, must lead his fellow cadets in a daring surprise attack to retake the ship, and recover a stolen technology that could spell the end of planet Earth.”

The book sounds pretty cool to me. I did just read Kroko’s False Memory, so I know he can do sci-fi pretty well.

I think that the movie can only help the book, right? I now 1. heard about the book and 2. want to read it before the movie comes out. Pretty slick deal.

As this trend continues, what YA book currently out or coming out soon should be made into a movie STAT?!

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Biblibio

    Sometimes I think authors have gotten confused as to the difference between a book and a movie. I mean, if you want your story to be a movie so badly, why not just write it as a script in the first place? It always bothers me a little…

    • http://profiles.google.com/lisaschensted Lisa Schensted

      AGREE. Particularly when the dang book isn’t out yet.

      • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

        Like how can we get pumped about it if we can’t read the book till next year?!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      It’s definitely confusing. Exciting that books are making it big, but then there’s always the risk that the movie will let you down. :/