From Page to Screen…The Updates

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 CassThe 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 milking extending 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)?

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21 thoughts on “From Page to Screen…The Updates

  1. DeAnna (@SacredmOOn1) says:

    I haven’t heard anything else about the Fever series either. I would love to hear where there at this point in time. *sigh*
    I wholeheartedly agree with ya on the Twilight remake or whatever the heck they are thinking of doing now. Oh brother! *rolls eyes*

    • kaleigha says:

      Good lord, at least let the last movie come out before they start to think re-boot. Can’t believe they are so desperate for another dollar.

  2. Wicked says:

    Immortal Instruments will probably be the next big thing. Which I must
    admit I’m really excited about it. As far as the twilight info you gave
    Gezz I don’t even wanna think about it. Nightmare!

    • kaleigha says:

      I am looking forward to Mortal Instruments, too, even though my Jace was Alex Pettyfer. Don’t know why, but I was stuck on him. And Twilight…scary, huh?

      • Wicked says:

        I do that every time. Immortal instead of Mortal. Oh well you still got it lol.
        N E Ways I totally agree with Alex for Jace. I just ain’t diggin Jamie Bower as Jace. My head can’t wrap around it. I’m like ehh . And since we are on the subject I don’t
        think I care to much for any of the characters they’ve cast. I can’t put them with the books.
        But I’ll still be there like a stupid squealing fan girl (along with my sister) cause I loved the books so much.

        • kaleigha says:

          I will be in line behind you. I do find Lily Collins’ eyebrows distracting, so that could be an issue for me, though.

  3. Kim says:

    Ok so I found a ton of information on Sherrilyn Kenyon’s facebook page, saying that she was on in a few meetings in New York about the movie and tv deals. From what she said she has a script for the CON movie and is working on it and they will get the DH script around Christmas and work on that one. There is a lot of information on there that I dont have time to sort through but I thought you would like to know.

    • kaleigha says:

      Great news…thanks! I am awful for not using Facebook, but I loathe the whole “new” timeline layout. Just when I was starting to get into it, it changed. Blech.

  4. Ren says:

    I hear Outlander by Diana Gabaldon also optioned into TV Series. Maybe its will be the next Game of Thrones? And Twilight… ugh, just..ugh! When I hear about spin off movie, I think it will feature Jacob and Renesmee

    • kaleigha says:

      I had thought of Jacob and Renesmee, too. Remember the rumor that they wanted Taylor Swift to play a grown up Renesmee? Lord.

  5. Lisa Kelly says:

    Honestly, I cringe when I hear they are making a movie or thinking of trying to make a movie out of a really good book cuz most times, they just blow it. I dont think you can do a really really good book justice. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, to me, was an amazing read, and i loved it but a movie, no way, I just dont think it works most times. Just my opinion though, some people really enjoy it. With the exception of the Hunger Games which I thought was done really well but think of how horrible it would have been had it gone the other way!! Happy Reading Peeps!!!

    • kaleigha says:

      I usually have the book on the TBR shelf, and then the issue of book or movie first hits me. Do I read the book and spoil the movie or watch the movie and spoil the book?

  6. Corie says:

    They should just let Twilight rest in peace… they have done enough damage! At least if they remade it though they might get it right this time, thats the only positive I could possible see from that happening. I’ve been meaning to read Mortal Instruments and movies being made will definitely speed that up haha… I totally get what you mean about Lily’s eyebrows though!

    • kaleigha says:

      At the very least, they need to let some time go before even thinking about a remake. Although a re-casting of Bella wouldn’t be a bad thing, at least for me.

      On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 6:58 PM, Wicked Scribes

      • Corie says:

        I agree on giving it time to breathe. I hope if they do remake them they recast almost EVERYONE. I guess when I read the books I got a totally different impression from Bella then the way they went with her. I saw her as sarcastic and funny on several occasions and I didn’t get that at all in the movies. I am not a hater of Robert Pattinson or Taylor (last name is eluding me at the moment) but I think they could have done WAY better in there casting. I think they just went the wrong way all the way around! So i guess I kinda do hope they remake the movies eventually, to do them justice. That being said I will still be there at the theater watching the last Breaking Dawn movie cause I’m a glutton for punishment lol.

        • Lisa Kelly says:

          I agree with you 100%, when I read the books and I did enjoy them because they help open up the world of young adult reading, I got a totally different picture in my mind as well. I don’t care for Bella in the movie version at all. The book was different though. It just always seems that in the movie that she is trying just way too hard and it doesn’t work, for me at least, I don’t care for the victim characters, so maybe that is why I struggle with her. However, like you, I am invested in the series, so me and my 12 year old daughter will be hitting the movies to finish it up. Funny, my daughter does not like the Bella in the movie either, she says that she doesn’t understand why she acts the way she does and she is too whiny for her taste, I thought that interesting coming from a 12 year old. It was fun to chat with you on this, thanks for your time.

          • kaleigha says:

            Hey Lisa…I love to chat, too. So thanks back. I guess the joy of reading is that you can take your own interpretations to heart, but the movie versions make you take someone else’s. I usually find I can get behind the casting…but I am not feeling the dude who is going to play Jace in the Mortal Instruments. For some reason, I had Alex Pettyfer stuck in my head for him and I can’t seem to shake it.

            On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Wicked Scribes

        • kaleigha says:

          I think they went too needy for Bella, at least for me. I did like Robert Pattinson, I didn’t mind Taylor (er, can’t remember either) or the rest of the cast. But I so have to be there to see the last one, too. And the “twist” ending is going to drive me crazy until I find out what it is.

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