Fox Orders a TV Pilot of Delirium

DeliriumLauren Oliver confirmed yesterday that Fox Network has ordered a pilot for her best seller, Delirium. You can see Lauren Oliver’s announcement here.

Summary (via Goodreads):
THEY SAY that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now.

Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected
with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Book two of the Delirium series Pandemonium is out now. Look for book three, Requiem expected to release in March 2013

Anna Dressed in Blood to be Developed by Stephenie Meyer for Film

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Stephenie Meyer the writer of the Twilight series is set to develop Kendare Blake’s book Anna Dressed in Blood for film. This is one of my favorite books of all time along with the sequel Girl of Nightmares.

You can find out more here

Summary (via jacket copy):
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills, people story…

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: he kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search fo a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl  entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian house she used to call home.

But she, for whatever reason, spare his life.

Divergent Movie

DivergentDivergent by Veronica Roth is set to be adapted to film. The movie is rumored to start shooting in Chicago during April of this year. Shailene Woodley is set to play the main character Tris. Neil Burger (produced The Illusionist) will direct the film adaptation.

Summary (via book flap):
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue- candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprised everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. but Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves…or it might destroy her.

UPDATE 01/24/13: Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Kate Winslet is in final negotiations to star in the film, her role as yet unspecified.

Divergent Book Trailer:

 

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Claire Full Jacket Copy

Clockwork PrincessI am so excited for the last of the Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Claire. Today the full jacket copy was released. Check it out on Cassandra Claire’s website

Be sure to check out the first two in the series: Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince both are just wonderful books and my favorites of Claires.

Angelfall Movie

AngelfallThis is older news, from November of 2012, but I’m just so excited yet scared I have to post about it. Angelfall by Susan Ee is one of the best books I’ve read (one of these days I’ll get a review for it up). Its compelling, dark, and just wonderful all around. Sam Raimi (of Spiderman, Evil Dead fame) is set to produce the movie version. Not only that but they picked up rights to the entire Penyrn and the End of Days series. You can read Susan Ee’s thoughts here on the movie here.

Summary (via Goodreads):
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Please, if this sounds like anything you are interested in go check out the first five chapters for free on Susan Ee’s blog. I really can’t stress how wonderful this book is though be warned it is pretty dark . I’m concerned any time a much loved book gets turned into a movie and if you are a fan you know why. It can go so horribly wrong so easily. I just pray that Susan Ee has a huge part in every aspect. I fell so in love with Penryn and Raffe that I can’t dream of who they will cast and I’m afraid I’m going to be really tough on them. The violence in the book is pretty graphic and I’m not sure how that will be handled on the big screen. Will they try to tone it all down to meet a PG13 rating? I would imagine so. Really all I can do is be optimistic about how it’ll be handled. I can guarantee that no matter who they cast I’m going to be seeing it in the theater. I’m so happy for Susan Ee. She put such a remarkable book out there. After my first time reading (which I literally could not stop until I finished) I just sat there shocked and then had to run to Susan’s blog to see if there was any news on when the next one came out (fall of this year).