This was bound to happen, and I'm actually surprised it hasn't come sooner.
The Hush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzpatrick -- an international sensation about fallen angels -- has been optioned by LD Entertainment for the film rights. Greek creator Patrick Sean Smith will write the screenplay for the first film.
Continue reading to find out who Becca Fitzpatrick wanted to play Nora and Patch and what she thinks about the film.
Becca Fitzpatrick interview from Entertainment Weekly: "'It’s a big month for me,' she exclaimed. 'I’m just trying to handle one thing at a time.' That doesn’t mean she’s not thrilled to see her series getting the movie treatment. 'It’s been in the works for almost a year,' she gushed. 'When I’m writing, I see it very visually in my head, so I feel it will be very easy to adapt,' she said."
Who did Fitzpatrick see as Nora and Patch? Emmy Rossum and Sebastian Strait, although she realizes that it's not possible for them to do it now, so she's leaning towards undiscovered actors.
My thoughts: I'm kind of hesitant about a film adaptation. I know Fitzpatrick is confident about the book being translated into a movie, but I don't think it's the most action-packed story. The best part of the book is honestly Patch, which kind of reminds me of the problem Twilight had. That book should have NEVER been a movie. The whole structure of book totally doesn't work as a film, so the Twilight saga has served more as fan videos for the fans rather than the general public. Hopefully I'm wrong and Hush, Hush doesn't fall victim to this. We'll see.
As for Fitzpatrick's casting choices. I'm actually really surprised by Sebastian Strait. I didn't picture Patch like that at all. I kind of see him as a younger Alexander Skarsgard. Who would your dream cast be?