Some movie/book news:
Maybe people have been wondering what Stephenie Meyer has been doing with her time? Well, she’s going to be producing a movie, Austenland to be exact, starring Keri Russell (from Felicity), Bret McKenzie (from Wellington! and Flight of the Conchords!), and James Callis (from Battlestar Galactica). The movie is based on the book Austenland by Shannon Hale (Goose Girl, etc).
Segueing away, once the final instalment of the Twilight series has finished at the movies, you can expect to see a host of other young adult fiction adaptations: The Mortal Instruments (by Cassandra Clare) and of course The Hunger Games, other rumours/news are/is of Matched (Ally Condie), Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater), Fallen (Lauren Kate), Divergent (Veronica Roth) for example. They’re currently casting The Mortal Instruments, including Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace (he was Caius in the Twilight movies) and Lily Collins as Clary (she was in 90210).
Most of these books above are series, with some follow ups arriving in the next few months: Forever, by Maggie Stiefvater, Crossed by Ally Condie (will be published in November this year), and Passion by Lauren Kate (which should be available very very soon, having just arrived in the library), plus Divergent is the first in a planned trilogy, so this means many more movies, lots of them having the world falling apart. Goodie.
Sort of connected to the movies and books, and related to our earlier post about Pottermore, now you sort of know what it is and if you’re keen, Pottermore is giving you the chance to enter the site early – so mark the 31st of July in your calendars and go visit the site to find out more. Pottermore is also tweeting updates and previews.
In the mean time, enjoy Harry Potter 7P2!