First off, THE HUNGER GAMES movie news! Lionsgate (the film company that's bringing Suzanne Collins's books to the big screen) has hired Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the script for Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, to script CATCHING FIRE. Now, in case the photos haven't already been shoved down your throats enough, already, here they are:
So I'm really excited about this one, because it shows Cinna about to light Peeta and Katniss's costumes for the opening ceremony:
Next is THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE movie adaption news. So basically Selena Gomez has optioned the rights. Now that Wizards of Waverly Place has come to its recent conclusion, she's been looking for more projects. Not only has her production studio, July Moon Productions optioned it, but it's likely that she'll star in the lead role. Not sure if this is a good thing or not.... If you haven't read it, here's the synop:
Lennie plays second clarinet in the school orchestra and has always happily been second fiddle to her charismatic older sister, Bailey. Then Bailey dies suddenly, and Lennie is left at sea without her anchor. Overcome by emotion, Lennie soon finds herself torn between two boys: Bailey's boyfriend, Toby, and Joe, the charming and musically gifted new boy in town. While Toby can't see her without seeing Bailey and Joe sees her only for herself, each offers Lennie something she desperately needs. But ultimately, it's up to Lennie to find her own way toward what she really needs-without Bailey. A remarkable debut novel perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block.
Selena Gomez also has another YA book-to-movie adaption underneath her belt: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher has received so much acclaim, and yet I still haven't read it. I should be getting it from the library soon, because I don't like reading books after seeing the pictures/trailer/actual movie adaption-ish stuff, because it typically ruins the picture I could have had of them. And I should do it soon, too, because THIRTEEN REASONS WHY is supposed to be coming out sometime this year, which means that they'll probably release pics soon. Anyway, Selena Gomez is supposed to star as the lead role of Hannah Baker (and in case you haven't read it, again) is a girl who records videos telling thirteen reasons why she commits suicide, then sends them to classmates.
Also, Logan Lerman's supposed to star in it as Clay Jensen, one of the students who had some unrequited love towards Hannah. This also leads to another Logan Lerman story. He's playing as the star of PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky, alongside co-star Emma Watson. The story focuses on the life and times of a freshman who's taken under the wings of experienced seniors as he experiences high school and the dramas that come with it. I really question if this is a good or bad thing. I know that Logan Lerman's a good actor, it's just that he has bad connotations in my mind after seeing the movie adaption of Rick Riordan's THE LIGHTNING THIEF (which, you should totally read, if you haven't). Ugh!!!!!!!! Me and my friends walked out of that theater so pissed 'cause they changed the entire story. Anyway, here are some pics from the upcoming film, which is set to release in a TBA time, but definitely this year:
Well, that's all. Actually, by the way, the images and some of the info were taken from SlashFilm.com, with is a super fantastic site to go to if you follow like being drowned with Hollywood mish-mash.
See ya next Wednesday,