Books into Movies: Arclight, The Fault in Our Stars, and Many More!

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A multitude of books are being adapted into movies! Today, I'm bundling all the news in one post to satisfy those books into movies cravings. We've been hearing a lot about books into TV with The Selection and Delirium, but now's the time for some movie news! Continue reading to learn more about your favorite books hitting the big screen, including: Arclight, The Fault in Our Stars, and Pure



OPTIONED TO FILM


These are the movies that have sold movie rights to studios and production companies. There isn't a hundred percent guarantee that these will see the big screen or even move on to production, but it's the first step!


Arclight

Arclight
by Josin L. McQuein
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2013

The sci-fi YA novel is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the remnants of humanity are hunkered down in an outpost protected by a wall of light named Arclight, hiding from creatures known as the Fade. Into this enclave enters a lone teenage girl with no memory of who she is and how she survived in what is called the Dark but one who holds the key to its survival.


Universal has bought the rights to the new sci-fi novel. The producers are the same guys who brought you Ninja Assassin. Bonus Tidbit: Arclight sold big to Greenwillow for $500,000 in a two-book deal. The ratings on Goodreads have been positive so far. The concept of the book seems very visual, so it may be an amazing movie. Maybe like Tron?


Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1)

Personal Demons
by Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 14th, 2011

The three-book series consists of Personal Demons, Original Sin and Last Rite, and centers on a teen girl with a special ability. She is caught in the midst of a love triangle between an angel and a demon, each of whom are competing to “tag” her soul for heaven and hell, respectively.


Ineffable Pictures has bought the rights to the paranormal book Personal Demons. The book is an older series, which is surprising because most of the optioned books lately are for those that haven't even been published yet! This is the second young adult novel that Ineffable Pictures has picked up. The first was Colleen Houck's Tiger's Curse
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by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 2015

The supernatural story is set in a present-day coastal town where mythical creatures hide amongst us cloaked as humans. Slayers belonging to an order that dates back to St. George infiltrate the town disguised as out-of-town kids, setting up a confrontation and, as is the case with YA books, a love triangle.


The deal for this book is HUGE! It was a seven-figure, five-book deal that sold its movie rights soon after to Universal. This is the same studio who picked up Arclight. It's the craziest news because the book hasn't even been written yet! It was sold based on a hundred-page proposal. That is insanity! We all know Julie Kagawa as the amazing author of the Iron Fey series. So this is fantastic news. The producer is known for his work on the Fast and the Furious series.
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LANDED A DIRECTOR


These movies have started pre-production by hiring directors. Usually, this is the step before casting begins. 

Tunnels (Tunnels, #1)

Tunnels
by Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008

Tunnels takes place beneath the streets of London, where two teenage boys discover a hidden world and its secret civilization that has been desperately waiting for a hero to save them. The deeper they go, the closer they get to unearthing an evil that could destroy the world above and put an end to the lives they once lived.


Mikael Hafstrom has been hired to direct the adapation, while Relativity Media will be the production company behind the movie. It's most recent film is now in theaters, Safe Haven. The Swedish directors most notable movie is The Rite.
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Pure (Pure, #1)



Pure
by Julianna Baggott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: February 8th, 2012

Pure is set in a post-apocalyptic world divided into two societies: the Pures, who live under a dome and are healthy and beautiful, and the Wretches, those scarred by the devastation. In this world, Pressia, a Wretch on the run, teams up with the son of the leader of the Pures.


James Ponsoldt will direct the dystopain adapation. His indie movie Spectacular Now, is led by Shaliene Woodley who is actually cast in the new Divergent film. He will also be writing the script. The production company backing the film is Fox 2000.
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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: January 12th, 2012

Stars centers on a teenage girl stricken with terminal cancer who falls for a boy in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses.


Another Fox 2000 adapation has landed a director. Josh Boone is set to helm the highly beloved YA book by John Green.  Boone doesn't have many credits, but the producers behind TFiOS have worked on Twilight and Safe Haven.

New for casting has already been circulating through Hollywood. The lead actress to play Hazel has been rumored to be between two actress: Hailee Steinfeld and Shailene Woodley.

Since Shailene Woodley is playing Tris in the new Divergent movie, I'd love it if someone else took up this role. My first choice would have been Mae Whitman, who's a great actress and looks exactly like Hazel from the books. But I also love Hailee Steinfeld who got nominated for an Oscar for her role in True Grit.

  
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?


Like the movie news? What about the casting for The Fault in Our Stars? And can we just agree to make a 7-degrees from Shailene Woodley game for her and YA adapations? Sound off below!

3 comments:

  1. I am reading The Fault In Our Stars now and I am 50/50 on these too right now. I think when I finish it I will have a better/clearer picture. I was thinking of someone like Ariel Winter (From Modern Family)

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  2. I'm most excited for Pure ! I don't find these books getting pre-optioned surprising since Beautiful Creatures sold movie rights before it was published.

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  3. I always get so curious when these books that haven't even been published yet, get optioned for big names. I'm dying to get my hands on Arclight!

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