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The Next Hunger Games: Upcoming Films Based on YA Books

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.


Heist Society, produced and directed by Drew Barrymore, from the book by Ally Carter.



The Book Thief, slated to be directed by acclaimed Downton Abbey director, Brian Percival, based on the best-selling 2006 YA novel by Markus Zusak.

Taylor Lautner is rumored to star in the adaptation of Catherine Fisher’s popular dystopian future, Incarceron



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?

One Response

  1. I did not know they were making an Incarceron movie, but it makes sense! (And “The Dude” in The Giver makes total sense, weirdly.)

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