Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
Looking to load up on YA this fall? We’ve got a few notable releases coming up. Check out what’s coming to the big screen and bookshelves (or your iPad/Kindle if you’d rather) in the coming months.
The Maze Runner In Theaters September 19
Pacific Rim 2: Confirming rumors that have been circulating since the release of Pacific Rim last summer, Guillermo del Toro will direct a sequel, Pacific Rim 2, and Universal has scheduled it for release on April 17, 2017. The director says that an animated TV series will also be developed, and a comic book series based on the movie will continue… Continue reading Movie News: 'Pacific Rim 2' Confirmed for 2017; 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2' Moves Forward
Now that May is here and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has swung into U.S. theaters, the summer movie season is officially upon us. Never mind that Captain America: The Winter Soldier a month ago, that didn’t count. The Web-Slinger is the first true hero of the true blockbuster period, and unfortunately for a lot of us that period has opened with a… Continue reading What Non-Blockbuster Movies Are You Looking Forward To This Summer?
The Martian: Drew Goddard is no longer attached to direct The Martian, a not-unexpected development since he was just named to helm Marvel’s The Sinister Six, on top of his duties as writer/director for the Daredevil TV show. The Martian is a sci-fi drama that revolves around an astronaut stranded on the Moon; it’s set up at Fox, which wants Matt Damon (who… Continue reading Movie News: Matt Damon Going to Space As 'The Martian;' 'Timecop' Remake Moves Forward; First 'Hercules' Clip
Maleficent: Add “clothing designer” to Angelina Jolie’s resume. She has teamed with Stella McCartney to design a line of children’s clothing inspired by her forthcoming movie Maleficent. The line includes clothes for boys and girls, ranging in price from $ 75 to $ 185. Jolie plays the titular (and villainous) character in the live-action version of Sleeping Beauty, set for release on May 30… Continue reading Movie News: Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Kids Clothing Line; 'Prometheus' Sequel Moves Forward; 'Edge of Tomorrow' Teaser