Readers who also love to go to the movies or curl up in front of the TV have several reasons to cheer. Recently there has been a surplus of news about upcoming projects that will adapt favorite reads into movies and TV shows — and in some cases, the process will go in the opposite direction. Find out which of these adaptations are making our TBS (To Be Seen) List and find out which upcoming memoirs-turned-movies have us anxious for more news!
BIG NEWS FOR YOUNG VIEWERS
Libba Bray’s The Diviners may not hit stores until September, but we forecast that it’s going to be a hit — and we aren’t alone. Paramount Pictures and Fake Empire have already bought the film rights to this upcoming Young Adult tale. This early sale is not incredibly surprising, as Bray is an award-winning author (among these is a coveted RT Seal of Excellence for her 2011 summer release Beauty Queens). So what can fans expect from The Diviners? The book follows a group of New York City teens in the 1920s that have mysterious powers — and may be the only ones that can unmask the villain behind a series of occult-themed murders. But don’t expect the film adaptation to stray too far from the paper and ink version, Bray is on board to write the script and be an executive producer.
(Side note: This isn’t Fake Empire’s only adaptation project. The company is currently working on big screen versions of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick the October 2011 RT Top Pick! by Joe Schreiber and The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. The company is also involved in the CW’s prequel to Sex and the City, aka Carrie’s teen years, The Carrie Diaries.)
Teens looking for something a bit more gut-wrenching will want to start thinking about getting tickets to the film version of January 2012’s Why We Broke Up. Penned by Daniel Handler, an author readers may know better by his other name, Lemony Snicket, this tale follows the aftermath of the breakup of teens Min and Ed. True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld, who is in line for a role in the upcoming film version Ender’s Game, is being tapped to play this silver screen teen. As Deadline.com puts it,
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