Kim recently dropped me a line to see what I had heard about the multiple deals Sherrilyn Kenyon had inked to bring her many, many series to life on the screen. I started doing some digging…and only came up with a little post from May saying that things were progressing on The Chronicles of Nick being made into a movie, and the Dark-Hunters being adapted for television. More info to come, apparently. Has anyone else heard anything in the way of updates? In the process of searching that out, however, I did find some other info. I do get excited when I hear a book from “my” type is in some stage of hitting the silver screen (or the tv screen). I did a post a while back that listed some of what was in store for us book/movie lovers, and there are a few new tidbits to share.
- It looks like the planned Incarceron adaptation has been dropped…for now. It had gotten as far as casting Taylor Lautner in the lead role, but looks like Fox has decided not to go ahead with it. Author Catherine Fisher is still going ahead with writing a screenplay, and hopes to find a new studio for it.
- Also seemingly in limbo is the adaptation of Karen Marie Moning‘s Fever series. The rights were bought by Dreamworks, but I haven’t heard any news at all since last year. Am I just behind, or has anyone else heard anything about this one?
- Speaking of Dreamworks, it looks like it has gotten the rights to Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. It is the first book in the Grisha Trilogy, and interest for it could be found way back last year before it was even published when Paramount was in the running for the rights.
- It does seem like Veronica Roth‘s Divergent is one step closer to coming to a theater near you. Neil Burger has signed on to direct, and actress Shailene Woodley will be playing Tris.
- Actress Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in Forgotten, based on the book by Cat Patrick. I haven’t read this one, but it does sound interesting.
- David Slade is set to direct Matched, adapted from the book by Ally Condie. He previously worked on Twilight: Eclipse.
- It looks like Maggie Stiefvater‘s Shiver and Lauren Kate‘s Fallen are caught somewhere in limbo. There has been no word in a year on either franchise after the initial rights were grabbed.
- Kiera Cass‘ The Selection has been in the works as a tv show for the CW for quite some time. It turns out that after the initial pilot was not picked up by the network, it is going to be re-shot and given another chance. There is no guarantee that it will make it this time, but the odds are better.
- Also heading for tv is the MTV produced Unraveling from author Elizabeth Norris. This one only recently hit the bookshelves, and there are two more books left to go.
- Oh, and see if this one doesn’t just give you the shivers (and not the good kind). Looks like Lionsgate is planning on
milkingextending the Twilight world just a little bit more. According to reports, they are looking into ways to continue in that same world, without Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, or Taylor Lautner. Ideas range from a direct remake (Jesus, seriously?), a spin-off featuring the wolf pack, or a tv show. Really, let it go people. LET. IT. GO.
That is about all the updates I could find. Do you have any info that I missed? Anything that you think will be “the next Hunger Games” (which was “the next Twilight”, and so forth)?