This week’s final guest post is about young adult books made into movies (as the title accurately describes). I will be returning home tomorrow and will take back up my blogging reigns. Hopefully you won’t be too sad to see me return… 🙂
Although, I can’t blame you for loving these guest bloggers! They are truly fab. Speaking of Truly…Today’s guest blogger is NC from Truly Bookish! I recently did a joint review with her about
my new favorite book Modelland.
Here she is:
Young Adult Books Made Into Movies
Hi everyone. My name is NC and I blog at Truly Bookish where I review mostly YA books with a smattering of adult fiction. My favorite genres are paranormal and dystopia. I have been blogging for one year and absolutely love it!
Films based on young adult novels are particularly hot right now and with the intense anticipation for The Hunger Games movie, I want to talk about a few upcoming movies based on popular dystopian novels.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Fox 2000
Delirium is the first book in a trilogy about a world where love has been banned. When I read this, I could totally see Delirium being made into a movie. This is an awesome book that I can’t wait to see on the big screen!
Divergent by Veronica Roth, Summit Entertainment
About a dystopian society where teens must choose factions to determine how they live the rest of their lives. Divergent is one of my favorite books of 2011 and I am so excited that it will be made into a movie.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Summit Entertainment
Based on Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel about a futuristic earth whose government recruits children to fight aliens, the film follows youngster Ender Wiggin, whose strategy skills make him humanity’s last hope. I know everybody and their mother read Ender’s Game ages ago but I just read it and wow! I see why this is a classic!
Asa Butterfield (from The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas and Hugo, among others) is set to play the role of Ender and the movie is scheduled to be released on March 15, 2013
The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Open Road Films
A story about humanity’s fight against body snatching aliens, told from the perspective of one of the aliens and the human she snatched. I’m a fan of Stephenie Meyer and loved this book. Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement) will star as Melanie and while she does not fit the character’s physical description, she definitely has the acting skills to pull off the role. Filming is scheduled to start in February of next year and the movie is scheduled to be released in March 2013. Jared Howe will be played by Max Irons and Ian will be played by Jake Abel.
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, Fox 2000
The story centers around Finn, a young prisoner inside the futuristic prison Incarceron, and Claudia, the daughter of the warden who is trapped in a faux reality. I really liked Incarceron and this movie has the potential to be a visual and action packed treat! I can see Taylor Lautner pulling off the role of Finn very well.
Matched by Ally Condie, Disney/Offspring Entertainment
Matched is set in a futuristic dystopian world where the Society dictates its citizens’ lives: where they work, whom they love, even when they die. The film is currently in development at Disney. I liked Matched but it was not a very action packed book. I’m interested to see how it will translate to film.
Pure by Julianna Baggott, Fox 2000
Pure is about an apocalyptic event has divided the world into two castes – the Pures, who live under a protective dome, and the scarred survivors, who exist in an ash-filled wilderness. I not read this book yet but I have heard good things about it. The film should be visually very interesting, the main character has a doll’s head for a hand.
The film rights were claimed by Fox after a heated bidding war, and the book comes out Feb. 8.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, 20th Century Fox
Set in a dystopian society, Shatter Me follows a girl who has the ability to kill people with a single touch. Shatter Me is another book I have yet to read but really want to. The premise sounds like it will make an awesome film!
Did I leave out any upcoming dystopian books to movies? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these books made into movies?