March 30, 2012

[Friday Links] Success of 'The Hunger Games' Inspires Frenzy on YA Fiction

It's back! I got really busy last week and didn't get a chance to put together my roundup of links. The time was well-spent, though - with family.  Without further ado, here's this week's roundup:

Game of Thrones joins the trend of unofficial fan-written cookbooks.

The Hunger Games earns $155 million at the box office  its opening weekend, making it the highest grossing non-sequel.

Fox2000 gets Twilight Saga producers for the screen adaptation of The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

Due to the success of The Hunger Games, the Young Adult genre is heating up in Hollywood, with filmmakers bidding on unpublished books and paying as much as $1 million for the rights to modest sellers.

The Atlantic lists 10 great novels with bad endings.

This year's BEA Buzz line up.

The Hunger Games re-enacted by Beanie Babies.

Cosmopolis R-rated teaser trailer starring Robert Pattinson, based on the book by Don DeLillo.

Reese Witherspoon to adapt children's book series, Pennyroyal's Princess Boot Camp - a modern fairy tale about a school that shapes girls into warrior princesses to battle against an ever-growing terror of wicked witches.

The recent release of The Hunger Games movie raises popularity of archery classes, especially among women.

Kristin Hannah has made screen deals for two off her novels - Home Front and The Things We Do For Love.

Sony Pictures closing a deal to partner with Constantin on the adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments, starring Lily Collins.

Chloe Moretz offered the lead role in the remake of Stephen King's Carrie.

HBO developing a drama series based on the novel The Madonna's of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse.

New Line Cinema acquiring screen rights to Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College, starring Will Ferrell.

ABC Family acquires the basic cable rights to The Hunger Games and it's sequel Catching FireThe Hunger Games will begin airing on ABC Family in 2014.

Finally, here's a photo of Anna Sophie Robb as Carrie Bradshaw in the upcoming CW pilot The Carrie Diaries:


  1. Wow, they're remaking Carrie? Why? Some things should be left well enough alone.

    I can understand the spike in archery classes. I want to go learn myself!

    I can't wait to see the Carrie Diaries. If it's half as funny and great as Sex and the City, they'll have a hit.

  2. Woo, tons of great links to peruse this week, thanks!

    I'm excited that THG's popularity is encouraging more YA film adaptations, but you know that that means that inevitably, some of them will be badly done. And it sucks when a movie screws with your perception of a good book. Still, hopefully most of them will turn out well!

  3. Yay for The Hunger Games! Yay for The Mortal Instruments too!

    I love Game of Thrones don't think I would try the cookbook. I don't think I can stomach some of the Dothraki food.

  4. SO cool that ABC Family will air it!

    I have allllways wanted to learn archery.

    "bidding on unpublished books"? WOW! Doesn't sound smart but it sounds wonderful for authors.