Okay so this has just been released.
I know there will be many people who love this but quite frankly all I could think of when I first saw it was ‘Lion King’. I get the mockingjay in the cloud design and the stoically standing there ready to defend but the rock? I’m sure there is a better image idea than that. Anyhow it’s done now. Make of it what you will.
Okay, so this book is one of those Must Read books on so many YA lists. It is even one that has made school lists. Sadly it is still on my massive to be read pile. This trailer has made me more interested in reading it though and that can’t be a bad thing.
I can’t say Hollywood will get this right, I was however excited to see the cast listing for this – Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Harrison Ford (back in space – yay!)
Before viewing I will say some of the comments I read about the trailer lead me to think it contains spoilers so be forewarned.
So it’s not really a surprise that this has been picked up and is in pre-production, (though not because I think it’s good, to be honest I haven’t read the books).
This film is going to be called Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. Here is the cast list as it stands according to IMDb.
Rose Hathaway will be played by Zoey Deutch
Lissa Dragomir will be played by Lucy Fry
Dimitri Belikov will be played by Danila Kozlovsky
Lookie, look what I found!
It is going to be really interesting to see how this differs from the book. I really enjoyed the first two books and there were a couple of things I didn’t like about the first movie but I enjoyed it for what it was.
Having said all that Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland on screen at the same time will hopefully more than make up for any misses.
May the odds…
So I did what I do occasionally and I spent some time watching vlogbrothers clips
And I found one dealing with The Fault in Our Stars and the fact it maybe become a movie sometimes soon.
For some reason it won’t let me embed the right clip but go here
John Green says he is ‘Cautiously optimistic’, we shall wait and see. Until then if you haven’t checked out the book, what are you doing sitting here reading this… get thee to a bookshop (brick and mortar or electronic) and do yourself a favour, get a copy of The Fault in Our Stars.
Yay! But…I have to wonder at the changes it looks like they have made. I will wait to judge till I have seen it though. Still Nathan Fillion… that counts for a lot.
So as much as I didn’t like the first movie (okay so it was good for what it was but there were so many differences with the book that really bugged me), I have been looking forward to the second one. Sure in no small part because of the actors in it I love Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion, but I also have hopes that they will do the source material justice.
Without further ado here are some pics from the film just to whet your appetite.
The film is due out in August this year.
I realised I haven’t posted much on this eagerly awaited film version of Cassandra Clare’s popular YA series – The Mortal Instruments.
So here is my contribution to teasing you.
There are some fine looking people in this film and I have to say some solid acting chops so it will be interesting to see how it translates to screen.
The very popular book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is being made into a film. A touching and lyrical book it will be interesting how it transfers to the big screen. At this stage what has been released is casting news: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and newcomer Sophie Nelisse making her English speaking film debut.
It will be interesting to see how close to the book the adaptation will be and I can see English classes doing compare and contrast book to film essays.
Now I haven’t read this but I have to say the cast is enough to make me want to see it. I adore Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons is fantastic.