YA Books to Movies

The movie of C.D. Payne’s Youth in Revolt was supposed to appear in theaters this past Friday. News of its delay comes via an odd route.

A video of the film’s star Michael Cera throwing a fit onset is making the rounds (and widely believed to be a fake, created to promote the movie). The date of release given at the end of the video is ”Fall 2009.”

In other YA book to movie news, Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight, who was not invited back to direct the sequel, New Moon, has been signed up to direct If I Stay, based on the YA novel coming in April, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Entertainment Weekly calls the book “buzzy.” One bit of buzz — it is the #1 selection on the Kids’ Indie Next List. Libraries are showing light to medium ordering, with holds in some areas.

It is also available in audio, which most libraries have not ordered.


If I Stay

Forman, Gayle

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: $16.99; 208 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (April 2, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0525421033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525421030
  • Audio CD: $29.95
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (April 2, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0143144456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143144458

Meanwhile, according to Variety, the movie of New Moon has been rescheduled from Nov. 20th to a week earlier. That may not sound like such a big deal, but it caused Warner Bros. to move Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law to Dec. 25th. Now the 25th looks overcrowded, so Sony decided to move their big holiday release, Did You Hear About the Morgans? (not based on a book), starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker to a week earlier.

It’s always amusing to see what causes tsouris in someone else’s business.

Variety also announces that the final episode of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows has been scheduled July 15, 2011 (the first of the two-part movie will be released November 19, 2010).

For other movies in the pipeline, check our listing, Upcoming Movies — with Tie-ins

One Response to “YA Books to Movies”

  1. C.D Payne Says:

    Youth in Revolt is NOT a YA novel!