As we gear up for the release of the Hunger Games movie at the end of this month, and the final entry in the Twilight series as Breaking Dawn Part II hits theaters later this year, I thought I’d put together a rundown of movies slated to begin production or be released in the next couple of years, all based on popular and classic YA books.
Set AND shot last year in lovely Pittsburgh, PA, Perks of Being a Wallflower is written and directed by the author, and Pittsburgh native, Stephen Chbosky. It’s release is set for the fall of 2012.
The Giver, the rights to this seminal work by Lois Lowry were recently reacquired by Jeff Bridges, who is ready to produce and star. That’s right, get ready for The Dude to give out some cherished memories.
These films and more are in the pipeline, with many more novels being optioned as they are released and even before hand, as in the instance with I am Number Four.
I’m looking forward to see what else Hollywood has in store for us from the YA shelves. Have you guy heard any other buzz?