Every studio is hot on the trail for the next Twilight Saga or Hungers Games. It seems that there is news every few days about another hot YA title making the jump from the page to the screen. Here’s a rundown of a few hot YA titles that will be in a movie theater in the not-too-distant future:
- Driven by strong online buzz, New Line acquired the rights to the YA series, Black City, by Elizabeth Richards, prior to the November 13 release of the first book in the series.
- New Line has acquired the rights to Maggie Stiefvater’s YA book, The Raven Boys.
- Universal snagged Amanda Hocking’s wildly successful Trylle Trilogy, as well as Daugher of Smoke and Bone from Laini Taylor.
- Summit acquired rights to Veronica Roth’s Divergent.
- Paramount acquired rights to Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck.
And for news on a a title that is definitely NOT for young adults….
It seems I can’t escape it anywhere. I see friends posting about it on Facebook. I heard people whispering about it at the bookstore. A co-worker keeps asking me when I plan to read it. Even the barista at my favorite coffee shop asked me if I had read it yet. So today, I publicly confess. No, I haven’t read , Fifty Shades of Grey, but the buzz on the book to screen adaptation has been hard to ignore.
So far, there has been loads of speculation and armchair quarterbacking about casting choices and who will direct the film. Fans of the book got a little bit of information earlier this week about who will adapt E.L. James’ book. Focus Features confirmed in a press release Monday that Kelly Marcel will pen the book for the big screen. Marcel is known for her work on the TV series Terra Nova, and the upcoming Tom Hanks film Saving Mr. Banks.
Excited about any of these books to screen acquisitions? Any books out there that you hope get a big screen treatment soon? Leave a comment and let’s discuss!