Coming to our movie screens January 2015 this looks like an excellent rendition of this moving and exciting book by Andy Mulligan (and I don't say that very often about a book based movie). It has one of my favourite actors Martin Sheen in it but it's the boys who look like they steal the show. You have time to read Trash before the movie arrives, if you haven't already.
An excellent adaptation of this book by Suzanne Collins. I have been known to say don't judge a book by it's movie but I think this movie will have to be an exception to that rule. It was even more thrilling and well developed than the first movie in the series of The Hunger Games. Definitely a must see - but read the book first!
Read this excellent and exciting dystopian adventure before the film comes out in March 2014.
If you liked Hunger Games, you'll love this.
Next in the series is Insurgent, then Allegiant.
Never judge a book by it's movie - read this first!
Movie Seventh Son is loosely based on Joseph Delany's book The Spook's Apprentice (Book 1 in The Wardstone Chronicles). Plenty of CGI action (if anyone wanted to know what career to work towards I reckon computer graphics must be the way to go), this looks good. But like my favourite badge says - never judge a book by it's movie.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
Here are some of the upcoming movies based on YA books that we can go to this year. There are some great titles amongst them - let's hope they live up to their novels.
Another movie made from a YA book - this time Stephanie Meyer's sci-fi romance thriller 'The Host'. Due out next year, starring the excellent Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna) and directed and screenplayed by kiwi Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) this could be an interesting movie. 'The Host' is by far a better book than 'Twilight' - ultimately a romance but also a look at the effects of colonisation on supposedly less developed people.