With the final installment of The Twilight Saga now out in Cineplex theatres, we turn our attention to the next big movie to come out of YA literature. There’s plenty of contenders ready to fill the gap left by Twilight and become the next big thing. The movie pipeline is stacked with films based on teen-targeted novels (that adults love too) with some major productions currently filming and hitting the cinema in 2013 and beyond.
Some of the YA-based films that are tops on our radar are Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight follow-up The Host with Saoirse Ronan which opens in March and whose first full trailer just debuted online. But before the The Host's aliens attempt to take over the Earth, we'll have February's Beautiful Creatures based on Kami Garcia’s novel with Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Viola Davis, and the Tribeca Film Festival sensation Struck by Lightning written by and starring “Glee’s” Chris Colfer. Next year will also bring Cassandra Clare’s otherworldly The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones with Lily Collins, whose trailer just debuted online last week (you can watch it here.
And of course, the second Hunger Games film, Catching Fire will be released in November and will hopefully tide us over until Veronica Roth’s dystopian Divergent and the romance-ender Why We Broke Up starring Hailee Steinfeld come out in 2014. We’ll just hold our breath and get reading when it comes to the still in pre-production Forest of Hands and Teeth adapted from Carrie Ryan’s post-apocalyptic zombie trilogy and Maggie Stiefvater’s werewolf love story Shiver.
Which of these adaptations are you eager to see on the big screen? Is there a story that’s currently in production or a YA novel you’d love to see made into a movie? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
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