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Friday, October 15, 2010

YA Movie Madness: New Movies in the Pipeline

Mandalay Pictures has picked up the rights to Firelight by Sophie Jordan! 

About the Book: With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.

About the Book:
A Prodigal Son

A Dangerous Love

A Deadly Secret

Grace Divine—daughter of the local pastor—always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared and her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the ones she loves, but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul. 

The Dark Divine has been optioned for a movie! Check out this article on Bree Despain's blog for more information. This is one of my favorite books--I hope we really get a movie!  
Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)

Kiersten White sold rights to Paranormalcy!

About the Book: Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal. 

 I hope that these movies are actually made! So often the rights are sold and then nothing happens. Crossing fingers! If you know of any other movie rights sold, let me know. 


Jessica G. said...

I did not like Firelight, But I think it would make a better movie (since they always end up changing so much in the movies).

The Dark Divine... Yeah, I won't watch that movie because I LOVE the book!

Paranormalcy would be a GREAT movie! It's a good book, but it doesn't make you want to be picky if its a movie.

Christina/Book Addict said...

This is definitely exciting. Now I am even more excited for Paranormalcy! I liked The Dark Divine as well- I'm glad it's been optioned. I haven't read Firelight, but I need to. There have been so many good books lately. Thanks for this informative post!

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

What!!!!!!!!!!! Holy mother, this is great news! I would love to see all these movies on the big screen. Thanks for sharing Kim!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo LOVE Para! LOVE TDD! And have Firelight on my shelf. These make me happy.

Jennie Smith said...

Thanks for posting this! I hope they all make it to the big screen too!

Bere said...

Oooh this sounds fantastic! I had no idea. I have actually not read any of these books but they are definitely on my wishlist. It would be awesome to watch the movies. I hope they do get made. Also, I've heard that Wicked Lovely will be made into a movie. This series is not my favorite, but I loved the first book, Wicked Lovely. Thanks for posting, Kim! =)