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inkpop Fundamentals: June 7, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on June 7, 2011

‘Mortal Instruments’ author Cassandra Clare gives two thumbs up for the casting of Jamie Campbell Bower as Shadowhunter Jace Wayland! Though many have been up in arms since the official casting announcement of actor Jamie Campbell Bower as Shadowhunter Jace Wayland in the big screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series – some cheering and others expressing concern that the actor doesn’t embody Jace the way that Alex Pettyfer (the original name linked with the role in question) does – one individual who is thrilled about the casting is the author herself. Cassandra recently sat down with MTV to discuss the intricacies of casting, why Bower is such a perfect fit for Jace, fan reactions (to which she has stated “When they see him on the cover of a magazine, dressed up as Jace, with the runes, with the hair, with the build, they’re going to be pleasantly shocked and surprised and happy.”), and much more. Check out the full-length interview here. MTV.

‘Sweet Valley High’ spin-off on its way to the ‘net Since the return of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield – the towheaded twins from Sweet Valley, CA – in Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later, which found itself on multiple bestseller’s lists in April of 2011, many have been unable to quell their desire to read more about the twins that they know and love from childhood – and now they won’t have to. Last week, St. Martin’s Press revealed that they will be releasing a follow-up to the bestseller – though it won’t be available in stores. “The new follow-up, tentatively titled The Sweet Life, will be published as a digital-only serial beginning next spring. It will be released in monthly installments published online, mimicking the original cliff-hanger form of the original series. St. Martin’s expects that the installments, which will run approximately 20,000 words each, will especially be read on mobile phones.” New York Times.

‘The Hunger Games’…four films instead of three? The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay. There are three titles in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy; but now that the series is being adapted into a feature film franchise, those three books may be adapted into four films a la the adaptations of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Though nothing is set in stone yet, as Lionsgate has only signed up to produce one film thus far, chances are that the entire series will be picked up upon release of the first installment, and the additional three will hit theaters soon thereafter. “As for how the trilogy will be turned into four films, it’ll go much the way that ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight Saga’ did. The first two books will be the first two films. The last book will be split in half. The final installment, ‘Mockingjay’, is logistically ambitious and can be scaled up comfortably to cover two films.” Deadline.

Over to you…now that you’ve read author Cassandra Clare’s thoughts on Jamie Campbell Bower playing the role of Shadowhunter Jace Wayland, has your opinion changed? Are you excited to see him take on the role? Are you excited to see a sequel to Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later? What are your thoughts on digital-only serials – yay or nay? Would you read an entire book on your mobile phone – why or why not? Do you like the idea of adapting Mockingjay into two films instead of one, or would you rather see it as a single movie?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: May 26, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 26, 2011

The search for ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Jace Wayland is on! Actress Lily Collins snagged the role of Clary Fray in the big screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments what seems like ages ago; but since then production of the film has been at a virtual standstill due in large part to the fact that the role of Jace Wayland has still yet to be cast. Though rumors swirled that Alex Pettyfer (star of Beastly and I Am Number Four) was in talks to star as Jace, scheduling difficulties have been a deterrent in clinching the deal; and though he is still a frontrunner for the role, a few new names have been cast into the mix, including Breaking Dawn’s Jamie Campbell Bower, Eragon’s Ed Speelers, and new face Leebo Freeman. Says Clare, “The search continues for Jace…They are auditioning like crazy, which I think is good. To me, it’s kind of funny, this sort of old-fashioned search for the right face. So they’re seeing a whole lot of different people.” MTV.

Carolyn Mackler and Jay Asher’s ‘The Future Is Us’ sold to Warner Bros. before hitting bookstores Just a few weeks ago we delivered the news that The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things author Carolyn Mackler and Thirteen Reasons Why author Jay Asher would be penning The Future Is Us together – a novel set in 1996 and scheduled for a November 2011 release; now, before the book has so much as hit bookstores, the title has been sold to Warner Bros. to be translated for the big screen. The book is said to be “ a time-traveling drama for the digital age—think ‘Back to the Future’ meets ‘The Social Network’—featuring a teenage girl who logs onto the internet for the first time in 1996, and thanks to a rip in the space-time continuum, stumbles upon the Faceboook profile of her 20-something future self. (What happens next? Dunno! But we can probably assume that hijinks ensue!)” Hollywood Crush.

Lenny Kravitz to play Cinna in ‘The Hunger Games’! When it was revealed that singer Lenny Kravitz was in talks to play a pivotal role in The Hunger Games film adaptation, many found themselves baffled with the news, and curious to learn which role he would be taking on – now we know. On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 it was confirmed that Kravitz would be playing the role of fashion stylist Cinna – the very character who bestowed MC Katniss Everdeen with the title ‘The Girl Who Was On Fire’. Says Director Gary Ross of his casting selection, “When I saw Lenny’s work in Precious I was just knocked out. It was quiet and strong and understated and open hearted; all qualities which define this character.” GalleyCat.

Over to you…if the role doesn’t go to Alex Pettyfer, who do you think would be the perfect Jace Wayland and why? What do you think of the concept of The Future Is Us? Will you be reading the book and/or seeing the movie when it is released? Do you think that Lenny Kravitz is a good choice for the role of Cinna – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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From Books to Film and More: Inside the Mind of Alex Flinn

Posted by inkpopbecki on May 11, 2011

Ever wonder what it takes to go from book to film? Where were those writers before their books were movies? Join us for a live chat  with #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn to discuss this and other topics tonight at 5 p.m. EST in the inkpop forum events. In the meantime we caught up with Alex to ask her a few questions about her work.

How did you come up with the idea to adapt Beauty and the Beast into a modern day fairy tale?

I read a lot of fairy tales with my kids, and I became interested in the part of the story you don’t hear about as much – the Beast.  How did he become a beast?  Why was he all alone in the woods?  Where were his family?  I thought a lot about his loneliness and desperation, and that’s why I decided to write a book?

What was it like seeing your characters lifted from the page and brought to life on the screen? Were there things that the film did that you were unable to do in your book and conversely were there aspects of the book that were unable to translate to film?

Book and film are very different media.  I didn’t expect the movie to be exactly like my book.  What the movie does that a book can’t is, it provides a visual and also, music.  What the book did that the movie couldn’t was that it was longer and way more detailed.

Since Beastly you have created adapted another fairy tale into a modern retelling. What does it take to adeptly do these sort of reinterpretations? Are there limitations or things that you have to keep in mind when adapting these tales?

The hardest thing about adapting a fairy tale is deciding what the characters know about the existing fairy tale.  Has Kyle seen Beauty and the Beast on film, for example?  Also, do the characters believe in magic and, if not, do they come to believe in it based upon the circumstances of the story.  Since we are used to NOT believing in magic, this can be a hard transition.

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Your debut novel, Breathing Underwater, is now coming out in a new paperback edition. What have you learned since publishing Breathing Underwater in 2001?

What I’ve learned since publishing Breathing Underwater is more about being published than about writing.  The main thing I’ve learned is that not every reader is going to like every book.  Even with my own books, I have books that will appeal to different readers (The reader who likes A Kiss in Time is not necessarily going to be the same reader for Breathing Underwater).   When you first get published, you want everyone to love everything you write, but a book that appeals to all may not deeply touch many.  Now, I write each book for the reader who will like it.

Want to hear more? Join us tonight at 5 p.m. EST in the inkpop forum events for a live chat with author Alex Flinn

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Blogger Book Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 20, 2011

Happy, happy sleepy Sunday, inkpoppers! This morning we bring you a review of Alex Flinn’s Beastly from Cait of Escape Through the Pages.

Currently working towards her Education Degree, Cait says of herself, “When not at work or school, I spend most of my time languishing in front of my computer, or with my nose in a book.” Read more of Cait’s reviews at Escape Through the Pages; for now, delve into the fantastical world of Beastly.

“I’m always interested in a good fairy tale re-telling, and ‘Beastly’ is one I’ve had on my to-read list for ages now – it was just never available in any bookstore in my city. With the upcoming release of the movie, is it any surprise that I walked into one of my local bookstores and found it sitting on the shelf? Nope! I’m just glad they kept the original cover instead of re-issuing the book with a movie cover. I’d yet to read a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ re-tell, and I’m so glad I started with ‘Beastly’, especially since it’s told from the Beast’s point of view.

Kyle Kingsbury has it all – he’s gorgeous, wealthy and high on the ladder of social success at his elite New York school. Life is great, until he insults the wrong person and finds himself on the receiving end of a witch’s curse. Turned into a Beast, he has two years to get someone to fall in love with him and kiss him, or else he’ll stay that way forever. Abandoned by his famous dad, Kyle lives with a maid and tutor, locked away in a house, an enchanted mirror his only view into the world outside his windows. And then into his life comes Lindy, the girl who could be the answer to his problems, as long as Kyle can get her to look past his looks and see who he is inside.

‘Beastly’ was wonderfully true to the story of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but this time we get to see how things are for the Beast. Kyle is a truely shallow person – his character at the beginning is one I would have steered clear of in high school. The curse becomes his blessing in disguise – it brings him to Lindy while making him a better person. Kyle is forced to see that not everything is about the way you look (unlike what his father would have him believe), and that it’s who you are inside that counts. We get to see just enough of the characters (Kyle, Lindy, maid Magda and tutor Will) to feel connected to them, to feel that we know them. The plot skips along at a nice pace, touching on the major changes in Kyle’s life along the way.

Slotted inbetween story sections (the book is broken up into parts) are chatroom messages in a chat led by a Mr. Anderson, for transformed people. We get to see the Little Mermaid, a frog who needs to be kissed by a princess, a man transformed into a bear and sisters Snow White and Rose Red. The interludes are quite cute and really bring back the whole fairy tale feel to modern day New York City. The twist at the end involving the witch was also unexpected but great. I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. Hey, it just means I got a surprise at the end!

This was such a good book, full of magic, true love and the idea that it really doesn’t matter what you look like or what you wear. What matters is who you are on the inside, and that you are a good person. Kyle was poisoning those around him with his derision and mockery, and thus poisoning himself. When he stopped caring about the packaging, about the superficial, his entire personality lightened considerably. The message is one I think anyone and everyone should take in. Do it by reading this book and you get a great story out of it, too!

Rating: 4.5 Stars”

Thank you to Cait of Escape Through the Pages for stopping by to discuss Beastly with us.

Over to you…have you read Beastly? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: March 17, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 17, 2011

Sara Shepard’s ‘The Lying Game’ coming to the small screen! Though only in bookstores since December of 2010, Sara Shepard’s The Lying Game is quickly following on the heels of the author’s mega-popular Pretty Little Liars series, by making the leap from bookshelf to small screen via a new ABC Family Series based on the book – the first in a new series which “…follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother. After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls’ designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister’s whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.” The series is set to premiere in late 2011, and stars Alexandra Chando as Emma/Sutton. Just Jared, Jr..

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark? With all of the hype surrounding who will play girl wonder Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, many have overlooked the fact that the male lead – Peeta Mellark – has yet to be cast. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the competition isn’t fierce. Though names such as Alex Pettyfer and GLEE‘s Chord Overstreet have been tossed around in reference to the still un-cast role, the current frontrunner appears to be Josh Hutcherson, whom starred in the 2007 film adaptation of Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia alongside AnnaSophia Robb. Says Hutcherson on the role, “The character is so much who I am – self deprecating, a people person. And he’d be such a great character to play!” New York Magazine.

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s ‘Caster Chronicles’ headed to theaters! – Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight…all have become, or are on their way to becoming, big-time franchises in the movie world; but there is one additional series that has managed to slip largely under the radar for quite some time – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s The Caster Chronicles; the third title of which will hit bookstores in October of 2011. All that is about to change. With a screenplay already completed by Richard LaGravanese, and a backing by Warner Bros., the only thing left to do is cast characters before pre-production begins on the project late this year. The series “…follows fated lovebirds Ethan and Lena. Ethan, the narrator, is just an average high school kid in a small Southern town until he meets the wildly unique and beautiful Lena, who turns out to be a caster (which, for simplicity’s sake, is like a witch). Amidst loads of Civil War flashbacks, Southern traditions and humorous crossword puzzle references, Ethan is thrown into the mystical caster world filled with life, love or death consequences and realizes he and his family are not so average after all.” Next Movie.

Over to you…have you read Sara Shepard’s The Lying Game? Are you excited to see The Lying Game hit the small screen? Do you think that Josh Hutcherson would make a good Peeta Mellark – why or why not? If you could choose the perfect person to play Peeta Mellark, who would it be and why? Have you read Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s The Caster Chronicles? Are you excited to see Lena and Ethan adapted for the big screen?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: March 15, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 15, 2011

Sophie Jordan’s ‘Firelight’ to hit the big screen! We’ve seen every paranormal entity and mythical creature – from fairies to werewolves and vampires – hit the bookstore and the big screen over the past few years. The one thing that has gone largely untouched, however, is the dragon. Sophie Jordan, author of the bestselling Firelight, and its soon-to-be-released sequel Vanish – whom visited us here on inkpop for a live chat back in November 2010 – is about to change that. According to THR, Jordan’s Firelight is on its way to the big screen – with Cathy Schulman serving as director, and Nick Pustay helming the screenplay. “‘Firelight’ centers on Jacinda, a young girl who is a ‘draki,’ a descendant of dragons who can morph into human form, and set to marry another of her kind. When Jacinda’s mom moves her and her twin sister to live among humans for safety reasons, Jacinda puts her family at risk when she falls for a member, Will, of a secret dragon-hunting society.” Just Jared.

Take a walk through the world of ‘Harry Potter’ Many of us have harbored dreams of visiting the locales that Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the rest of the charming Potter crew find themselves day in and day out – now Warner Bros. is working to make those dreams a reality. Beginning in spring of 2012, Warner Bros. will begin offering fans a Leavesden, England walking tour which brings Harry Potter fans up close and personal with the production set where all of the magic happens. “The three-hour-long tour will give fans the chance to see sets, costumes, props and effects used in all eight Harry Potter movies. Tickets go on sale later this year. Potter fans will be able to walk onto sets including headmaster Dumbledore’s office and the 120-ft long Great Hall featuring ‘the tables and benches used in the films.’”. Deadline.

Sneak peek of ‘I Am Number Four’ sequel ‘The Power of Six’! You may have thought that seeing the film adaptation of Pittacus Lore’s I Am Number Four – the first title in the Lorien Legacies series – would tide you over until the August 23, 2011 release of its much-awaited sequel The Power of Six; but chances are it only made you even hungrier to discover what will happen next. Luckily for you, Pittacus Lore himself has released an excerpt of the novel, which you can read here. Just Jared, Jr.

Over to you…Are you a fan of Sophie Jordan’s Firelight? If you had the chance to cast both Jacinda and Will in the film, who would you select, and why? What do you think of a Harry Potter Walking Tour? Would you buy tickets to such an excursion – why or why not? On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for the release of The Power of Six? Will you be buying a copy once it hits bookstores?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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From Book to Screen

Posted by inkpopbecki on March 11, 2011

In the past couple of weeks we have seen a huge uptick, here at HarperTeen, in the sale of our books. Is it because there was a sudden interest in books across America? No! Is it do to some really big sales going on at a major bookstore chain? Nope! It’s because of film and television.

That’s right, currently three (that’s right three) HarperTeen books are getting some special treatment from the big (and small screen). With I Am Number Four, Beastly and Pretty Little Liars all topping the bestseller list, we thought we investigate what film and television does for books.

“In many ways, the task for film makers seems almost impossible – how can you possibly squeeze all the nuances, subtleties, compelling characters and slowly shifting plot lines of a great novel into a two hour movie!?” Writes the Authonomy blog.

Indeed this decision is crucial to the plot and can sometimes have some negative results. My favorite example is perhaps Harry Potter. While many have seen the movie without reading the books, I wonder how many people understand some of the fine details of the story. For example, after seeing the movie could you tell how many Horcrux exist and how many were destroyed?

Not all books are capable of being translated into a film or television show. If you are creating a project that you hope will one day find its way to screen, it is important to have a strong plot and engaging characters. While voice is a huge aspect of making a great novel, generally the tonality of a novel does not come through in film,

so it is less necessary.

Now lets be creative. Tell us what YA books that have not already been bought for film or television might translate well to the screen. Also tell us why.

Five users with the best answers will each win a HarperTeen Print to Screen prize back that includes the movie and television editions of I Am Number Four, Beastly and Pretty Little Liars and Pretty Little Liars #2:Flawless. Winners will be selected and announced March 18, 2011.

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inkpop Fundamentals: February 8, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on February 8, 2011

Alex Pettyfer says hello to ‘The Last Apprentice’ Though much curiosity has centered around British actor Alex Pettyfer’s reluctance to sign on as Shadowhunter Jace Wayland in the big screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The City of Bones – the first title in The Mortal Instruments series – after initially expressing so much interest in the saga; it has been learned that Pettyfer’s looming decision is not, as originally believed, based upon failed negotiations – rather, it is the result of his being offered the role in another YA book series to film adaptation…Joseph Delaney’s bestselling The Last Apprentice. “We’re told that as much as Pettyfer likes the ‘Instruments series’, he likes ‘The Last Apprentice’ books even more.” New York Magazine.

‘Humpty Dumpty’ revamped as a horror story Since it’s appearance in mainstream culture in 1797, Humpty Dumpty has been a much-loved nursery rhyme that children have been incapable of resisting; but now the egg-shaped character whom had a great fall is being adapted into something more aptly fit for nightmares, as opposed to the nursery – a horror story! In correlation with the 3-D horror movie Humpty Dumpty, scheduled to hit theaters this year, IDW Publishing is releasing a graphic novel of the same title that transforms the classic riddle into a story about “ Two backwoods redneck brothers are confronted with a dangerous egg-shaped creature whose mother they torture and kill for fun. Half-human, half-alien, Humpty Dumpty exacts his bloody, murderous rage on the brothers in an unforgettable story of revenge.” Media Bistro.

Kenneth Oppel’s ‘Frankenstein’ prequel coming to the big screen? You may have thought that Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein was just the beginning…you’d be wrong. On August 23, 2011, Kenneth Oppel (author of the Airborn series and Silverwing Saga) will release This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. “The novel is a prequel of sorts to Mary Shelley’s classic ‘Frankenstein.’ The plot centers around young Victor Frankenstein and his quest to save sick twin brother Konrad. He seeks help from a mysterious alchemist, who sends Victor and his friend Elizabeth on a dangerous journey to find the three ingredients needed to create a serum called the Elixir of Life that will heal Konrad. Like any YA novel worth its salt, the inevitable love triangle ensues.” Though the novel has yet to hit bookstores, Summit Entertainment (the studio behind The Twilight Saga) has already acquired rights to the YA novel, hoping to bring it to the big screen. Hollywood Crush.

Over to you…have you read The Last Apprentice books? Do you think that Pettyfer would make a good Thomas J. Ward – why or why not? What do you think of adapting a nursery rhyme into a horror story – yay or nay? Will you be reading the graphic novel and/or seeing the film Humpty Dumpty? Are you a Kenneth Oppel fan? Will you be reading The Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein when it hits bookstores – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: February 3, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on February 3, 2011

Alex Pettyfer most likely NOT starring in ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Though British actor Alex Pettyfer has been the frontrunner (and fan favorite) for the role of Shadowhunter Jace Wayland in the big screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, the first book in her bestselling The Mortal Instruments series; bad news hit the web a few days ago when it was unofficially announced that Pettyfer will likely not be starring in the film, having reached an impasse with Screen Gems regarding a price for his performance. “ To be clear, nothing has been officially announced by Alex or Screen Gems, meaning for now, the deal is still on the table. Vulture’s earlier report intimated that Screen Gems may not produce ‘The Mortal Instruments’ if they can’t secure Alex, so today’s news is a bit troubling for fans not only rooting for Alex, but rooting for the franchise’s film debut.” Hollywood Crush.

‘The Hunger Games’ film gets a release date! No, Katniss Everdeen and the rest of The Hunger Games characters have yet to be cast; but that hasn’t stopped Lionsgate and Director Gary Ross from announcing that they hope to have The Hunger Games – the first title in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy of the same name – in theaters by March 23, 2012. “ Director Gary Ross recently revealed to EW that he aims to go into production of the first installment of Collins’ trilogy later this spring.” Entertainment Weekly.

What does Stephenie Meyer’s publicist moonlight as? YA author! Being the publicist for Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer is a full-time job in and of itself – but Elizabeth Eulberg, the individual whom holds such a title, still makes time for moonlighting on the side…as a YA author! That’s right; when she’s not working for Meyer, Eulberg has a thriving career as a YA author herself. Last year she published The Lonely Hearts Club, which debuted to rave reviews, and in January she released Prom & Prejudice – a novel based loosely on the classic Jane Austen piece Pride & Prejudice. Check out an interview with Elizabeth Eulberg here. Entertainment Weekly.

Over to you…if Alex Pettyfer turns down the role of Shadowhunter Jace Wayland, who do you think would be the next best choice to play the character? Do you hope that a film based upon The Mortal Instruments still makes it to the big screen – why or why not? Do you think that Gary Ross will be able to bring The Hunger Games to the big screen in little over a year – why or why not? Have you read either of Elizabeth Eulberg’s novels? Did you know that Stephenie Meyer’s publicist was a YA author?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: January 25, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on January 25, 2011

Alex Pettyfer offered the role of Jace Wayland in Cassandra Clare’s ‘City of Bones’! After months of speculation regarding who would (and should!) play Shadowhunter Jace Wayland in the film adaptation of City of Bones – the first title in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Mortal Instruments series; fans have finally succeeded in getting their thoughts across to casting directors for Alex Pettyfer has officially been offered the coveted role. Though word on whether or not Pettyfer will be accepting the role has yet to be announced; rumor has it that he has met with the film’s director – Scott Stewart – numerous times, and that a deal with the studio is in the works. New York Magazine.

Tigers to knock werewolves out of the top spot? Werewolves may currently be the four-legged creatures on the tip of everyone’s tongues thanks to their appearance in series such as Twilight and The Vampire Diaries; but the tables may be turning, opening the door for a new strong and prolific animal to enter the picture…tigers! Thanks to Colleen Houck’s self-published-turned-sleeper-hit Tiger’s Curse – the first in a projected YA fantasy trilogy; critics have begun to dub tigers the new werewolves, bringing a new form of saga and character to the forefront. Hollywood Crush.

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ mastermind takes on ‘I Am Number Four’ As one of the original producers of the hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marti Noxon certainly knows her way around the hallowed halls of high school and snarky commentary – and now she’s bringing that masterful knowledge to the big screen adaptation of Pittacus Lore’s I Am Number Four, which is expected to hit theaters on February 18, 2011. As the screenwriter of I Am Number Four, it was Noxon’s responsibility to accurately transform book to film – and now she’s sharing her secrets (as well as a few spoilers!) with fans! Check out an interview with Marti here to learn more about the upcoming movie, and how it compares to her Buffy days. io9.

Over to you…do you feel that Alex Pettyfer is the best choice to bring Jace Wayland to the big screen – why or why not? If Pettyfer were to turn down the role, who else do you think would fit the character of Jace Wayland? What do you think of tigers being the animal-of-the-hour? Do you think that tigers will begin appearing more frequently in YA literature, or will werewolves still reign – why or why not? On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for the release of I Am Number Four in theaters?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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