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YA book movie news

September 30th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

So there seemed to be a lot of good news with regards to YA books and movies.  Here are the ones I’ve heard about.  Any others that I missed?  I wonder why it seems like so many YA books are getting picked up for movies lately?  Or have I just been oblivious before now?  Why do you think so many YA books are being picked up lately?

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Rights have been picked up by Unique Features.  See more here.


Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Rights have been sold to the same producers that worked on Lord of the Rings.  See the details here.


Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Disney bought rights to Wings and sounds like Miley Cyrus will be starring.  See some details here.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Lionsgate has purchased the rights to The Hunger Games movie.  See the brief hereIMDb has it tentatively slated for 2011.


Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Rights have been purchased for an Uglies movie.  See Westerfeld’s post hereIMDb has it tentatively scheduled for 2011.


Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Universal purchased rights to the Wicked Lovely movie.  See Melissa Marr’s post here.


Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is due out this year.  See the IMDb info.


Posted in Books, Young Adult

8 Responses

  1. L. Diane Wolfe

    I see someone else uses IMDB! That’s the best movie-info site on the web.

  2. Jenn M.

    I’m excited to that these are coming out. I also heard somewhere…maybe here…that Stephenie Meyer’s The Host has been picked up as a movie. That will be….interesting.

    I think Shiver and Uglies will translate well into film! As for the others, I want to read them, they are on the list, I just haven’t yet!

  3. Amanda

    Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden has been picked up. It’s the first in a great Australian series. If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend giving it a try!

    IMDB info here:

  4. Sstephanie

    I haven’t read Uglies in quite awhile but I remember enjoying it. I’m not surprised they’re making it into a movie.

  5. dsuzuki

    Gotta love IMDb!

    I heard about The Host. That should be interesting.

    Amanda-I haven’t heard of that book. I will have to check it out.

    I hope they do Uglies well. I really enjoyed the books.

  6. J. Kaye

    Wow! I didn’t know all of these were on the list! Shows you how much I have been paying attention.

  7. dsuzuki

    Until I started writing this I didn’t realize how many good ones will be coming out. So excited!

  8. Kailana

    I like several of those books which doesn’t mean I am necessarily thrilled they are becoming movies!

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