Since it seems like Hollywood has run out of original movie ideas, a lot of YA books have been optioned to be made into movies, which is pretty awesome. Although I usually prefer the books to the movies, I still go out and watch the movies just to see the difference of how I pictured scenes from the book to be compared to how the movie adaptation was.
While on IMDb, I came across some lists of YA books being made into movies, the majority being upcoming movies that are being released in the next few years. So, I thought I'd share the news since I was definitely surprised to find out how many famous series were being made into movies.
I'm only going to show movies that have not been released yet since you guys already know which books to movies have already came out. Since most of these movies are still in the pre-production and in development stages, there isn't much info about the movies and the release dates are most likely going to change.
UPCOMING YA BOOKS TO MOVIES:
- The Hunger Games - 2012 [who hasn't heard about this? :P]
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - 2011 [midnight premiere, here I come! :D]
- Beautiful Creatures - 2011
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth - 2011
- Untitled House of Night Project - 2011
- Uglies - 2011
- Wings - 2014
- If I Stay - 2011
- The Mortal Instruments - 2012
- Wicked Lovely - 2012
- Shiver - 2012
- Fallen - 2012
- Heist Society - 2012
- The Looking Glass Wars - 2012
- Untitled Vampire Academy Project - 2013
- Maximum Ride - 2013
- Firelight - 2013
- A Great and Terrible Beauty - 2013
- Delirium - 2013
- Incarceron - 2013
- The Maze Runner - 2013
- The Graveyard Book - release date unknown
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew - 2014
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair - 2015
- The Alchemyst: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - 2012
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - 2011
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - 2012
And here's a list of other upcoming books to movies that don't fit the YA genre. The majority of these are famous classics or adult books.
OTHER UPCOMING BOOKS TO MOVIES:
- World War Z - 2014
- The Zombie Survival Guide - 2014
- Three Musketeers - 2012
- The Hobbit: Part 1 - 2012
- The Hobbit: Part 2 - 2013
- Romeo and Juliet - 2012 [I seriously don't know why they're making another version of this]
- Hamlet - 2011
- Frankenstein - 2013
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - 2011
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - 2013
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - 2012
So, that's it. I can't wait to see a lot of these movies especially since I've already read or own the majority of the YA upcoming movies. If you haven't heard of some of the titles, they're not hard to find on goodreads or amazon.
Also, did you know that The Yellow Wallpaper was made into a movie? I read the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in American Lit last year and was a little spooked at how the story and writing went.
Anyway, I've got to go and finish packing while trying not to fall asleep. :P