Friday, November 9, 2012

Books To Movies: Young Adult 2013 and Beyond

The following is a collection of YA books being made into movies in 2013 and beyond. This information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have compiled this information from a wide variety of searches including, The Internet Movie Database, author web pages, goodreads,, and various web searches. I hope you find all the books being made into movies as exciting as I do!

Beautiful Creatures

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Release Date: Febuary 13, 2013
Status: Post Production
Based On: Bestselling novel, Beautiful Creatures by, Kami Garica and Margaret Stohl



There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.


Beautiful Creatures: Caster's Featurette

Beautiful Creatures: From Book To Screen Featurette

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Title: City of Bones
Release Date: August 23, 2013
Status: Filming
Based On: Best selling novel, City of Bones by, Cassandra ClaireExtras: Official movie site
Extras: Official movie web site


When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
The Host
Title: The Host
Release Date: March 29, 2013
Status: Post Production
Based On: Bestselling novel, The Host by, Stephenie Meyer


  • Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder/Wanderer[2]
  • Max Irons as Jared Howe[3]
  • Diane Kruger as The Seeker[4]
  • Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea[3]
  • Chandler Canterbury as Jamie Stryder[5]
  • William Hurt as Jeb Stryder
  • Boyd Holbrook as Kyle O'Shea[5]
  • Frances Fisher as Maggie Stryder[6]
  • Scott Lawrence as Doc

  • Synopsis:

    The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake.

    Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

    Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

    Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

    Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
    Title: Divergent
    Release Date: March 21, 2014
    Status: Pre Production
    Based On: Bestselling novel, Divergent by, Veronica Roth
    Starring: Shailene Woodly as Beatrice Prior
    Divergent (book) by Veronica Roth US Hardcover 2011.jpg
    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 surprises everyone, including herself.
    During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

    Enders Game
    Title: Enders Game
    Release Date: November 1, 2013
    Status: Post Production
    Based On: Bestselling novel, Enders Game by, Orson Scott Card

  • Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin
  • Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff
  • Abigail Breslin as Valentine Wiggin
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian
  • Aramis Knight as Bean
  • Moises Arias as Bonzo
  • Jimmy Pinchak as Peter Wiggin
  • Suraj Parthasarathy as Alai
  • Conor Carroll as Bernard
  • Khylin Rhambo as Dink
  • Brandon Soo Hoo as Fly Molo
  • Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham.
  • Viola Davis as Major Anderson
  • Caleb J. Thaggard as Stilson
  • Stevie Ray Dallimore as John Paul Wiggin
  • Andrea Powell as Theresa Wiggin
  • Nonso Anozie as Sergeant Dap
  • Cameron Gaskins as Pol Slattery
  • Tony Mirrcandani as Admiral Chamrajnagar
  • Orson Scott Card as Pilot (voice cameo)
    Warm Bodies
    Title: Warm Bodies
    Based On: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
    Release Date: November 1, 2013
    Status: Completed
    Warm Bodies Poster
    R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.

    How I Live Now

    Title: How I Live Now
    Based On: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
    Release Date: 2013
    Status: Post Production
    Starring: Saurise Ronan (Susie Salmon in The Lovely Bones) as Daisy
    How I Live Now cover.jpg
    “Every war has turning points and every person too.”

    Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.

    As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.

    A riveting and astonishing story.
     Movies With Limited Information
    Title: The Maze Runner
    Based On: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
    Release Date: 2013
    Status: Planning stage
    Title: Uglies
    Based On: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
    Status: Rumoured
    Title: If I Stay
    Based On: If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
    Status: Rumoured
    Title: Shiver
    Based On: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    Status: Planning stage/optioned by Warner Brothers
    Title: Fallen
    Based On: Fallen by Lauren Kate
    Status: Planning Stage/optioned by Walt Disney
    Title: Vampire Academy
    Based On: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
    Status: Rumoured
    Title: Maximum Ride
    Based On: Maximum Ride by James Patterson
    Status: Rumoured
    Title: The Night Circus
    Based On: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    Status: Planning/optioned by Summit Entertainment
    Title: Matched
    Based On: Matched by Ally Condie
    Status: Planning
    Other: David Slade set to direct
    Title: The Scorpio Races
    Based On: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
    Release Date: 2015
    Status: Rumoured
    Title: The Fault In Our Stars
    Based On: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
    Status: Planning
    Other: Twilight producers Wyck Godfrey & Marty Boven along with Fox 2000 are adapting
    Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
    Based On: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
    Release Date: 2013
    Status: Planning
    Title: 13 Reasons Why
    Based On: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    Release Date: 2013
    Status: Planning
    Starring: Selena Gomez
    Title: A Great and Terrible Beauty
    Based On: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
    Release Date: 2015
    Status: Planning


    Cassi said...

    Yes! Thanks for putting the list together.

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