Alright, my doves. The year is almost half over. I promised you, back in January, to keep you posted on the year/s YA film adaptations. So here’s a list of films to look out for in the second part of 2016!
The BFG – July
Young Sophie stays awake well into the witching hour and is stolen away by a giant. Will he stomp her? Boil her in a stew? Keep her as a pet? Don’t worry; he’s a Big, Friendly Giant. The BFG is more of a children’s book than a young adult novel, but it’s hilarious and fantastic and the film (directed by Steven Spielberg) is sure to be a thing of beauty! I can’t wait to see the whizzpopping scene!
Nerve – July
Vee is sucked into playing an online game resembling Truth or Dare. With unknown viewers watching her every move, the consequences of the online dares get out of control and become all too real.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars – September
(Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs)
Jacob Portman was raised on his grandfather’s fantastic stories of monsters and children with peculiar gifts. When his grandfather is brutally murdered and Jacob sees one of these monsters with his own eyes, he decides he must travel to Wales to learn the truth for himself.
A Monster Calls – October
Coping with his mother’s terminal illness, it’s no surprise that Connor battles monsters in his nightmares every night. But, when a living, breathing monster – an ancient, wild, elemental force – comes to his window one night, Connor enters into a different kind of confrontation. He is forced to confront the truth.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November
(J. K. Rowling aka Newt Scamander)
Ever heard of Harry Potter? Well, this one’s not about him; it’s about Newt Scamander who lived, explored, and wrote of his adventures seventy years before The Boy Who Lived.
Let It Snow –
December has been pushed back to November 2017 😦
(Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle)
Adapted from a collection of romantic short stories, Let It Snow, the film, will weave together the tales of three separate couples to create a complete picture of one fateful Christmas Eve.
The following books have been optioned by studios and are listed as “in development” on imdb.com. So, expect more information about them in the upcoming year or two!
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Legend by Marie Lu
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick