inkpop Fundamentals: July 15, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on July 15, 2010
★ Let the invasion begin! Over the years we have seen literary releases from a variety of species – from human to feline to canine, and even hamster a la Betty G. Birney’s The World According to Humphrey; but perhaps HarperTeen’s upcoming release I Am Number Four, is the very first novel to be penned by an actual extraterrestrial – Pittacus Lore, to be exact. Scheduled for release on August 3, 2010; I Am Number Four will be the first in a series of six books that follow the misadventures of an on the run teenage alien. Don’t let the release date fool you; I Am Number Four is already stirring up hype in the book and film community. Why? Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay have already signed on to produce the movie adaptation! Entertainment Weekly.
★ Show & Tell…shopping style The economy may be down, but that doesn’t mean that back-to-school shopping is coming to a grinding halt – rather, some of your favorite stores are merely looking for a new way to market their products…with your help! In a marketing move that places stores such as Forever 21, J.C. Penney (JCP), and American Eagle (AEO) in the throes of social media; retailers are turning to VLOGGERS who post “hauls” – self-made videos which allow the star to claim bragging rights on their most recent purchases, and share them with viewers – to get the word out about products, and help drive up sales. USA Today.
★ From Broadway to the big screen! Since it’s publication in 1995, Gregory Maguire’s Wicked has been a phenomenal hit, spawning a long-running Broadway show of the same title that has won the hearts of worldwide readers and viewers; now, however, with demand for film musicals at an all-time high, there is talk of a possible Universal Pictures-backed big screen version of the Broadway hit – with rumors of four individuals in the running to direct the film, including Glee’s Ryan Murphy. MTV.
Over to you…do you believe in life on another planet? Will you be reading I Am Number Four? Do you think that the arrival of aliens in teen fiction will displace the current vampire craze – why or why not? Do you trust video hauls, or do you think of them as another form of advertising? Would you ever purchase items seen in a haul and/or star in a video haul of your own – why or why not? What do you think of a big screen adaptation of a Broadway musical – yay or nay? Who do you think would be the best person to direct a big screen adaptation of Wicked?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)