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Germ will be making its big-screen debut in the movie adaptation of All the Bright Places, the New York Times bestselling novel where Germ originated. In the book, main character Violet Markey is reeling after the recent death of her sister. She meets a boy called Finch and, along the way, creates Germ Magazine.
Elle Fanning, who was last seen in Maleficent, will be starring as Violet. (!!) The novel hit stores this January, but the story was optioned by Hollywood producers Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan months before its publication.
Click here to read the entire article on germmagizine.com, the webzine come to life out of the pages of Niven’s book.
If you loved “Divergent,” “The Maze Runner,” and “The Hunger Games” and are ready for more young-adult stories set in fantasy, sci-fi, or dystopian universes, we’ve got good news — there are dozens of popular YA books currently in development for film adaptations.
The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo
Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith
The Immortal Rules – Julie Kagawa
Legend – Marie Lu
Monument 14 – Emmy Laybourne
Red Rising – Pierce Brown
An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
In a recent article, hypable.com discusses the apparently sweeping changes the producers and directors have made to the Insurgent movie coming out March 20. Click here to read the entire article. Author Veronica Roth (@VeronicaRoth) commented on the changes earlier this month saying she wasn’t disappointed in the changes and was most concerned with the integrity of the characters.
INSURGENT is a typical second book bridging the action of DIVERGENT to its conclusion in ALLEGIANT. While I was unhappy with the overall ending of the book series, I enjoyed Roth’s world. If she’s happy with the INSURGENT movie, I’m willing to give it a go. I’m also interested, as are many others, to see how these changes affect how ALLEGIANT will be filmed in the tow-part finale. What are your thoughts on the proposed changes?
The book to film adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns has moved its opening date for a second time. First scheduled for July 31, 2015, and then June 5, 2015, Paper Towns will now open in theaters July 24, 2015.
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