I'm not a big Darren Shan reader, but I thought it worth mentioning that John C. Reilly is playing Crepsley in the movie version of Cirque du Freak. Selma Hayak is playing Madame Truska. Big names.
This is a big year for YA books being made into movies. I'm most excited about Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. I really liked Michael Cera in Juno.