Dec 27, 2010

Five Great YA Movie Deals

Before we get on to my list, I have a few points to make about "movie deals". One - just because your movie is optioned does not mean that the movie will be made. There are thousands of books and scripts that get optioned, but until the money comes through....nothing happens. Two - is it just me or has every book under the sun been optioned?

Was there really any other movie that would be in my #1 spot? I think not! It would be an understatement to say that I am excited about this movie. I do have some concerns though. Will they pick the right actors? Will they follow the plot line closely? There are SO many variables that could make me worry to death!

The Giver has been optioned for years, and hopefully it will be made by 2012. IMDB says that it is "in development," but I haven't heard anything lately. Even though I heart The Hunger Games, I hope The Giver gets a chance. This is my favorite book and it changed everything for me (as far as what I read).

I think this would make a fantastic movie! Shadowhunters, vampires, warlocks, werewolves....this story has it all.  I hope they pay careful attention to the special effects. I think the effects will make or break this movie.

The book came out only a few weeks ago, and yet Matched gets optioned. Fine with me - I loved this book! I think this is a great dystopian and I hope Cassia, Xander, and Ky's story gets the go...

I really enjoyed Firelight and I hope this movie gets a greenlight for production. This book takes on a more 'Twilight' feel for me over the others.