Friday, February 15, 2008

Books to Movies in 2009 and beyond

So, The Spiderwick Chronicles released yesterday. Did anyone see it yet? I haven't, but I'm excited to go.

TSC got me thinking about other children's books that could be coming to the big screen in 2009 and beyond. I did some digging and here are a few of the possibilities:

Life of Pi (book by Yann Martel)
Girl of the Moment (book by Lizabeth Zindel)
Beastly (book by Alex Flinn)
Ramona (We're probably all familiar with Ramona Quimby!)
Almost Home (book by Jessica Blank)
The Alchemyst (book by Michael Scott)
The Lightning Thief (book by Rick Riordan)

Pretty exciting, huh? I adored Beastly and it would make a fantastic movie for sure.

Know of any others that I didn't mention? When I was searching, I noticed that a lot of upcoming kids movies had one glaring theme--girl power. Yep, girls are taking bigger, stronger roles and being adventurers, princesses and cowgirls. Yay for girls doing it all!

Also, I wanted to thank everyone who e-mailed me or found me through my contact page since The Writer article came out. Thanks so much for your kind words and I'm glad to have made so many new contacts over the past week because of it. :)

TGIF! What are your weekend plans? I've got to edit and update my poor, ignored contact roster. I've got a thousand sticky notes with people's names and info that haven't made it into the book. Sigh.


5 shout outs:

Angela said...

Weekend plans - revision revision revision and look through SUMMER clothes because we're headed someplace warm a week from tomorrow!

I can't wait!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Ooh, warm weather in the middle of winter is the best! Have fun! :)

Christine said...

Prince Caspian comes out this year, and I know they're working on a movie of James Owen's HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS.

And thanks for having me the other day, Jessica. It was fun!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Prince Caspian looks so, so good. Wow, the kids have really grown up!

It was great to have you, Christine! :)

Marianne said...

Although not children's books, two movies I'll absolutely have to see are The Lovely Bones and The Time Traveler's Wife - those were amazing books :)

 
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