The Fault in Our Stars Trailer…

This one is going to be a tear-jerker. The Fault in Our Stars movie won’t be out until June, but the trailer made its way online today, and even as someone who hasn’t read the book, it packs a punch. Now I am caught in the age old situation…read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie and then read the book?

Is this one you will be watching when it comes out? For those who have read the book already, does this shape up like you were hoping?

Divergent Trailer…

Well, the first official trailer for the adaptation of Divergent just came out. There was a teaser trailer a while back that wasn’t bad, but I was looking forward to a non-rushed version.  I think this one turned out pretty well…

What do you think? Will the rather upsetting ending of Allegiant (I haven’t read it yet, but was accidentally spoiled, dammit) make you feel a bit differently heading into this movie?

Catching Fire Trailer…

I know this has been going around for a while now, but I somehow forgot to post it. The official trailer for Catching Fire is only just over a minute long, but man do they pack a crap load of action in. Waiting anxiously for this one when it is released on November 22nd.

I have been a bit thrown by early material from the Vampire Academy movie, and the blow-back from the release of Allegiant seems to be overshadowing the upcoming Divergent film. It was nice to see this trailer and just be happy with it.

 

First Official Divergent Trailer…

A couple of days ago, the very brief teaser trailer for Divergent made its debut. Well, tonight the full version was released – and it looks good. Really good. Out of all of the recent adaptations, this trailer is among my favorites. Divergent will be released in March.

What do you think? Was it what you were expecting? I like the kind of dark tone this one had, and here’s hoping that this one finally manages to make it big. I am getting a bit tired of “my” books not doing so well at the theater.

Divergent Teaser Trailer…

movie-iconJust in case anyone has ever doubted my true nerd status, I have been checking for a Divergent trailer every day for the last few weeks. And I do mean every day. It turns out that the first full length version will debut Sunday night at the MTV Music Video Awards, but a teaser was upped today to tide us over. It is my first peek at actual footage, and I like it. Now, the problem becomes enjoying the glimpses we get without seeing too much like I did for City of Bones. I swear, there was  a new clip/interview/picture every other day for what seemed like a month. By the time I was done, I felt like I had already seen the movie.

Anyways, here is the official Divergent teaser trailer for those who haven’t seen it yet.

What do you think? It isn’t much to go on, but I like the tone. And it is already better than the Vampire Academy one, at least.

Vampire Academy First Official Trailer…

Huh. Not sure quite what my feelings are about this one. The first trailer for the upcoming Vampire Academy adaptation, Blood Sisters, just came out today. It didn’t grab me like I was hoping, and it has a bit of a campy vibe I didn’t expect. Of course, this is very early as filming just finished only a couple of weeks ago, so hopefully the next trailers will have a bit more polish.

So, what is your take on this? As much as I enjoyed the books, the trailer is a bit lacking for me. It is great to get the word out about the movie, but it wouldn’t have hurt to wait a couple of weeks (until after City of Bones is released) and polish things a bit more. First impressions and all that.

Book Trailer Previews…

I have a love/hate relationship with book trailers. Most of the time I just find them annoying (and funny), but every once in a while I do find myself intrigued enough to add whatever the book is to the TBR pile. I decided to pull together a few recent trailers to see if any of them will tempt you into trying the book. Ready?

This first one is for The Burning Sky, the first book in a new trilogy by Sherry Thomas that will be released on September 17th.

October 1st is the release date for Unbreakable, the first book of The Legion series by Kami Garcia.

Hype for this next one is strong, and I admit I caved and pre-ordered it (before I saw the trailer). Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke will be released on August 15th.

For me, I thought the Burning Sky trailer was a bit dull. It gives you the basics, but you can get the same from reading the synopsis. I did like the one for Unbreakable, and I thought it did a decent job of selling the book (might have to add that one, too).  But the one for The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? Not feeling it.

Catching Fire Trailer…

The Hunger Games Fandom has been thrown into a tizzy by the new official theatrical trailer for Catching Fire. I am talking tears, people. I have to admit that it does look great (and very true to the book), and it will definitely be huge.

There are so many great adaptations to look forward to (I am still hunting for Divergent footage, which I hope will be released soon), but this one has to be at the top of the pack.

Dracula Trailer…

I had absolutely no idea that yet another version of Dracula was being done, this time as a series for NBC slated to air this fall. Usually, the thought of something like this would make me shudder, since usually the cheese/camp factor can be pretty high, but I found myself not rolling my eyes through this recently released trailer. Some gore, some raunch, some action – doesn’t actually look all that bad. Jonathan Rhys Meyers can chew some scenery, but he does bring a certain something to this type of role. Here’s hoping that Dracula does’t, uh, (I want so badly to type suck, but that is just wrong. So is bite), disappoint. Yes. That.

 

Thoughts? I do love me the True Blood and Vampire Diaries, so it sounds like my thing, but Victorian Era stuff usually annoys me after a while. Anyone else giving this a look when it gets started this fall?

This and That…Movie Edition

There seems to be a lot going on in the PNR/UF movie side of things in the last couple of days, both good and bad. This is just a quick round-up of what I have been seeing lately…

Well, first off, the big cover reveal for Veronica Roth‘s third Divergent book, Allegiant, took place this morning. Much hoopla was involved. Also Ryan Seacrest. That one still makes me shake my head, but dude looks like he would go to the opening of an envelope if it bought him some attention. Anyways, Allegiant will look like so when it hits the shelves on October 22nd.

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Also from the Divergent-verse, it seems that things are looking like a go for the sequel, Insurgent. A screenwriter has been chosen, and things are progressing. With the amount of hype surrounding pretty much every aspect of this series, I am not surprised, but it is still good to get confirmation. I actually got excited when I saw a picture that included Theo James‘ (Four’s) forehead. In my defense, there is also an ear. Nerd.

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Aaand, it seems that there being a second Mortal Instruments movie is a sure thing, since City of Ashes has just been greenlit. The director of the first movie, Harold Zwart, will be returning, and production will start this fall. Yes! My fear is always that the studios go into these movies with half a commitment, and take a wait and see attitude (for example, will there be a second Beautiful Creatures movie? Never heard anything more). At least this shows faith in the product. Nice.

Filming starts for the Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters at the end of this month. All of the stars are in rigorous training right now to get into fighting shape, and author Richelle Mead has been very pleased with what she has seen so far. According to a chat she recently did, she said that all of the important stuff from the books has made the translation to the script, and that things are looking good. Olga Kurylenko has just been cast as Headmistress Kirova – I did picture the Kirova as an old hag, not a Bond Girl, but that could work, too.

It seems, on a less positive note, that Fox has passed on the Delirium pilot starring Emma Roberts. Based on the Lauren Oliver trilogy of the same name, the cast had been very active trying to drum up fan support, but it was still not enough to get Fox to bite.

The Selection from Keira Cass seems to be up in the air, too. The first pilot was passed on last season by the CW, but it was given a second chance with a new cast and new focus. And that new focus is way, way heavy on the sex/intrigue. According to an article in The Examiner…

          The Hunger Games influence is still very very strong in this show — but they’ve given it a heavy injection of Game of Thrones as well. There’s a lot of sex and raunchiness, even by The CW’s standards, and tons and tons of cynicism. Everybody is plotting against everybody else, everybody is making alliances and cutting deals and nobody trusts anybody. Mostly it’s a chance to see Tony Head play a king again, so soon after Merlin.

Kiera Cass stated herself in a Tweet that it is everything the article stated – and more – and that the way things are going, an R rating wouldn’t be strong enough. Huh. Didn’t see that coming.

And finally, the trailer for the upcoming Ender’s Game has been making the rounds. Now, I have to admit, I know nothing about this. It wasn’t even on my radar, but I have seen much love directed its way on the other blogs, so I thought the least I could do was post the trailer.