Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Hunger Games: a movie?

Breaking news that is not breaking anymore:

Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, has signed the contract that will make The Hunger Games a movie - and a gruesome one at that. It will be produced by Lionsgate - which is also currently creating the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie - and is slated to come out in 2011.

Speaking of 2011, it seems like a big year for book movies. Eragon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2), The 39 Clues Series, and more should be coming out then...

Of course, that is making sure that the distributor doesn't get greedy and wait for another year to maximize profits.

I wonder how the Collins, who will be the screen writer, will manage to adapt the movie so that it isn't R - after all, it is full of genocide...

Hopefully, she will do as good of a job as Louis Sachar did with his adaptation of Holes.

More news coming later on this blog!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Paper Towns

After reading Looking for Alaska, by John Green, I couldn't help but read Paper Towns, by the same author.
Paper Towns was a bit of a surprise, in the way that it was different from Looking for Alaska on many counts. It was about this boy who falls in love with a girl named Margo. It could have easily been named Looking for Margo, because the storyline was very similar with the exeption that instead of Margo dying like Alaska, she went missing. This book was much more fast paced and enjoyable, although it was a bit less moving in the end.


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