Monday, December 27, 2010

5 great YA movie deals

Yep ~ Psnarks FIVE challenge

In order of excitement... countdown style

5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Whenever it happens, I think this will make the kind of YA movie I'd really love, even if it differs from the book. Strong on family relationships and big on choices with an emotional hit. Plus, it's a little bit sexy.

4. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson

I so loved reading this book and all the concepts in it and the vibe in general. It's going to be a fab movie, I'm thinking... (also, the sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox is coming out in 2011...)

Here's the official book trailer

3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The book is HUGE, I'm thinking the movie will be pretty HUGER ;)
This fan-made book trailer is actually pretty spectacular and completely convincing, you know, if you haven't read the book already... do yourself a favour and watch it.

2. Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams

How much do I LOVE this book? I have hopes for a rocking cult-classic vibe movie. CANNOT WAIT. It's funky and just a bit sexy and extremely funny in the oh-so-quirky-feel-good-way.

Here's a fan made book trailer :)

1. The Dead of the Night by John Marsden
(#2 in the Tomorrow Series)


So thrilled that they have announced a second and a third movie. And there's talk of a spin-off TV series...
I re-read the entire Tomorrow Series this year and it's about as nostalgic as I'll ever get about any characters, ever. So looking forward to seeing them again in Hell.

In case you missed it the first time around ~ here's the official trailer for Tomorrow When the War Began, which is now out on dvd in Australia. (Hits the big screen in the UK in April).

So there's mine ~ three Aussie movies and two US...

WAIT! There's more!

TWO movies I am most appropriately psyched about:
Obviously, I'm hanging out for The Hunger Games. Just thought, like, everyone would be choosing that and I like to have my own vibe... 
And, why, yes, Melina Marchetta is working on a script for On The Jellicoe Road. That's all I know... 

What YA movie deal has you doing the squee thing?


  1. I had no idea about The Book Thief...Oh my. That will be amazing--It'll have to be. I've already written my post for this topic and it's set to post tomorrow, but this new information would've changed my list...Thanks for the update!

  2. A Jellicoe Road movie?? OMG! that's awesome!!

    Those are really good books :D I hope the movies also are so good!

  3. I really want The Book Thief to be made into a movie! That will just be fantastic!

  4. I liked The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Should make a great movie.

  5. Oh wow The Book Thief is being made into a movie. I did not know that, but one I will be lined up to see. Here is our 5

  6. I had no idea they were making The Adoration of Jenna Fox into a movie!

    And I so can not wait until The Dead of Night is made. It would be by number one as well :D

  7. Great list Nomes! I put Beatle Meets Destiny and The Dead of the Night on my list. I can already imagine Beatle Meets Destiny and all the beautiful places it will be shot around Melbourne.

    Haven't read the Adoration of Jenna Fox. Better run off and order it :)

  8. You saved my list, Nomes! I almost forget Tomorrow #2. I recently watched the first one (naughty, watching a movie before the book) and can't wait for more! Hopefully I'll have read the first two books, at the least, by the release of the second.

    Great choices. Still have a lot to read. :/

  9. The Book Thief trailer...PERFECTION.

  10. What the what!? A Jellicoe Road movie? OMG yes please. Also: This was a great reminder that I NEED to read Beatle Meets Destiny. Loved the list!

  11. I need to read Jellicoe Road, I've heard it's fabulous and if they're making a movie, I definitely want to read the book first! I'm also really excited for The Hunger Games movie, though it makes me nervous since I loved that book so much:)

  12. I thought that The Book Thief trailer was EPIC - thanks for sharing. I would love to see that book put into a movie. I have also never seen the cover that you shared for it. So cool!

    A Jellicoe Road movie? Be still my heart. I would love to see how they portray it. Great post!

  13. nomes i could just kiss you!.

    not only did i not know that the adoration of jenna fox is being made into a movie...i didn't realise there was a sequel.

    this has totally made my day!

  14. Oh wow! That fan made trailer for The Book Thief is awesome!

    Looking forward to all of these.

  15. YaY for If I Stay, loved that book and of course can't wait for The Dead of Night. I have The Adoration of Jenna Fox waiting patiently on my bookshelf :)
    But the movie I'm hanging out for is I Am Number Four!!

  16. eehhhh not really happy that Book Theif and Jellicoe are being made into a movie... i'll probably see them and be disappointed (I just love them too much in my head)

    the others do look pretty good though, nice list!

  17. I didn't know that The Book Thief was being made into a movie. I think I wil have to catch that.

  18. All of these sound exciting, even though I haven't read two of them. EEK! When I saw this meme on someone else's blog I was really curious if it was true that Beatle was being made into a movie. I guess so. Wish I wasn't at work so I could watch the clips. Darn shared office. *kicks desk* Totally rockin' picks.

    Happy new year!!

  19. Hunger Games, If I Stay, Adoration, Book Thief - all are fave books so I am super excited (and apprehensive) about the movies!

  20. The Book Thief and If I can't get better than that! Excellent feature, Nomes! :)

  21. Jenna Fox, the movie?! Bring. It. On.

    I love that book *so* much, and between the movie news and the fact that there is a *sequel* planned, I could not be more excited.

  22. You know what my vote is. I'm waiting for TWTWB to be out on dvd so I can order it!! I'm so bad, but haven't read any of those other books. I know I so need to. And I will and then I'll be super stoked that the movie is comingout. Are these movies only coming to Australia? Hmmm...Didn't see if you said so or not.

    I'm personally out of my mind excited for The Mortal Instrument movies. They've already casted Clary. Can't wait to see who Jace and Isabelle are!!!

  23. I'm so excited for the If I Stay movie. I'm eager to see who's cast now that Dakota Fanning pulled out!

  24. Omygosh Nomes, hi.

    I missed you.

    How have you been?!

    (And I'm very excited for the Hunger Games movie. And The Book Thief of course.)

  25. Oh my!!! A film of On the Jellicoe Road *squeal!*

    Hope you're lack of posting is due to holiday festivities and the floods haven't affected you.


  26. I heard about 'The Dead of the Night' the other day and got majorly psyched! These books are so amazing that I'm on the edge of my seat for the second movie.
    Plus an 'On The Jellicoe Road' movie? No-freaking-way. YES! WIN!

  27. Looking forward to seeing the trailers...

  28. Thanks for sharing. I didn't know any of these had movie deals. I love The Book Thief, hope the movie does it justice!


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