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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hunger Games Movie

Lionsgate has acquired the film rights to Hunger Games, and Suzanne Collins is doing the film adaptation. I'm glad to hear she's doing the adaptation. Makes me have high hopes for it turning out well. It's being produced by Nina Jacobson, who is also producing Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  I wonder who they will cast?  Any thoughts on who you'd like to see?  Personally, I hope they get all pretty unknowns to play the parts, and I hope the casting and makeup is a lot better than Twilight.  Could be awesome...

Don't you like how they mention that Stephenie Meyer likes it? I mean, I guess that's all the endorsement you need for (the hopes of) a hit now. I suppose publishers send her copies of all their YA books in hopes of her mentioning it on her blog.

Man, I can't wait for the sequel in September. Anyone know if there will be any ARCs going around? I remember a ton of them available for HG at TLA last year, but now maybe they know it will be hit and don't need so much prepub publicity.  

1 comment:

joanna said...

I want to say that I read an article earlier this year that said the first Catching Fire ARCs will be at BEA in May. So sadly, no TLA copies this year.