Saturday, September 19, 2015

YA Movies & T.V Shows: Throne Of Glass, The Fifth Wave & More!

So with all the buzz going around about upcoming YA book-to-screen adaptations, I thought it would be cool to put all these neat updates into one big awesome post for you guys in case you didn't know about these new developments. So let's get started with some upcoming YA movie titles coming up in just a few weeks!

1. The 5th Wave. In Theaters January 15, 2016.

Get ready because they're coming. The aliens obviously. In case you didn't know this was originally a YA book that has some pretty intense hype around it, you now know that you have PLENTY of time to pick this book up or even reread it to refresh yourself before seeing the movie next year. The trailer is officially out and I actually hadn't seen it until I went to see The Scorch Trials the other day.

Personally, I didn't care for the book but I'll probably give it another go just to see if it's better the second time around. It's not the first time that's happened. I also thought the trailer was honestly a weak one. It didn't bring the right feel to the movie and made it look more like a War Of The Worlds copy. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to the movie though I hope the movie is a lot better than the trailer.

2. Throne Of Glass. Optioned For T.V Show.

Before you all start having heart attacks, I'll cut right to the chase here. On September 15, 2015, the author of TOG, Sarah J. Maas, announced that her soon to be six-book series has officially been optioned for a T.V show by Mark Gordon Company. 

The company has made beloved shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and is behind the highly anticipated The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Obviously, the book is in very good hands here. 

Sarah also said on her blog that she's had a film/TV agent since 2012 so this T.V show news might not have been that recent after all. Just another author secret she's been holding back from her die-hard fans for a few years is all.

Nothing is set in stone yet but at least there's hope for a TOG television show right? Which means I seriously need to read the second book at least . . .

3. Divergent: Allegiant. New Title?!

Now this one completely blew my mind. It was officially announced a few days ago that the last two remaining Divergent movies, originally titled Allegiant Part 1 and Allegiant Part 2, have officially been renamed.

The third movie out March 23, 2016, is now titled The Divergent Series: Allegiant and the fourth and final movie out March 2017, will be titled The Divergent Series: Ascendant. Not too sure how that works but moving on.  Many fans have very mixed feelings towards this new news and I'm not sure how I feel about it either.

Fans are also wondering about the tag line for Ascendant, many saying it's a tease for readers who have actually read the books and know how the series wraps up, especially how the third book ends and what happens to one of the characters. Many readers are nervous as to what it means and if in fact, it means the ending will be changed. I guess we'll just have to wait and see with bated breathe what will come of these movies.

4. A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Casting Rumors.

Ever since the announcement made by Netflix last November of ASOUE becoming their next project, fans have made some intense noise (myself included) about their excitement towards this amazing series becoming a T.V show. However, ever since that announcement, Netflix has stayed very quiet as to who the director will be, who will play the roles of the Baudelaire orphans and even when the show will be coming to your screens.

Rumors have surfaced as to who will be starring in the show and once again, mixed feelings are being felt. Many fans want the original actors to reprise their roles though they know that's not possible since they have already aged. Count Olaf is one character many fans want Jim Carrey to star as yet again and I have to say, I'm so on board with that idea.

Rumors have stated that Netflix is looking at Sopie Turner, one of the lead actresses of the hit show Game Of Thrones, to play Violet Baudelaire and Ender's Game's Asa Butterfield to play Klaus Baudelaire. Other actors are rumored to be optioned as well: Toby Jones for Mr. Poe, James D'Arcy for Lemony Snicket, Peter Capaldi for Count Olaf, etc.

Netflix also announced that the 'teaser trailer' for A Series Of Unfortunate Events that surfaced back in August was in fact a fake and said nothing more. A poster for the show also surfaced though Netflix hasn't said if it's legitimate or not. Regardless, people REALLY want something solid about anything for this series, including me. Many say the show will be released sometime in 2016 where as others argue it will be sometime in 2017. There is a TON of rumors and excitement for this show as you can obviously tell. Nevertheless, the show is on the way and news is still to come.

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