inkpop Fundamentals: January 13, 2011
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on January 13, 2011
★ Lily Collins talks ‘Mortal Instruments’ It hasn’t been long since actress Lily Collins snagged the role of a lifetime in playing Clary Fray in the upcoming film adaptation of City of Bones, the first title in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling The Mortal Instruments series; but already the 21-year-old has hit the media circuit to chat about landing the role, and what names are being tossed in the mix to play the coveted role of Jace Wayland, and the oft-times shy, Simon. Read the entire interview with Lily here to find out more secrets about the City of Bones film. MTV.
★ ‘The Hunger Games’ gets PG-13 rating Though casting is yet to be complete, and production is still quite a ways in the future, with each passing day, more and more questions regarding the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games comes into play – one of the biggest being what the film will be rated. While many were rooting for an R-rating, Director Gary Ross recently revealed that the film will be rated – much to the chagrin of many – PG-13. “‘It’s not going to be an R-rated movie because I want the 12- and 13- and 14-year-old-fans to be able to go see it,’ Gary told EW. ‘This book means too much to too many teenagers for it not to be PG-13. It’s their story and they deserve to be able to access it completely. I don’t need to have a huge prosthetic budget or make this movie incredibly bloody in order for it to be just as compelling, just as scary, and just as riveting.’” Hollywood Crush.
★ Cover reveal for The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy’s debut YA novel! Though the release date of Wildwood, the debut novel of The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, isn’t set to hit bookstores until Fall of 2011, Entertainment Weekly has acquired an exclusive sneak peek of the cover, showcasing illustrations by Carson Ellis. The first title in an expected trilogy, “‘Wildwood’, is a middle-grade fantasy (middle-grade is publisher-speak for Young Young Adult) set in an alternate-reality version of Meloy’s hometown, Portland, Ore., in which adventure and magic have replaced flannel and independent coffee houses.” Entertainment Weekly.
Over to you…are you excited to see City of Bones come to the big screen? Do you think that Lily will make a good Clary? If you could cast City of Bones, who would you select to play each character, and why? Do you feel that The Hunger Games should have an R-rating – why or why not? Will you be reading Wildwood when it is released later this year – why or why not?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)