Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book2Movie News! The Mortal Instruments, Hunger Games, Divergent!

I'm baaaaaaaack! And I bring movie news.

The Mortal Instruments

So, as many of you would know, the eagerly anticipated adaption of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones started filming just the other day. The gang are filming in Toronto at the moment, and our fandom has our own Toronto look-outs. One of the has been updating pretty much every day, and has been full of great info and pictures! Follow her on twitter! @Shadowhunting 

Here's some great pics from the set:

Also, while the filming has been going on, there have been a couple of new cast members announced as well. Chris Ratz has been cast as Eric (Simon's fellow bandmember). 

Elyas M’Barek has been cast as 'Vampire Lieutenant'. I know what you're thinking - Who the hell is that?! And to be honest, I have no flipping idea. I'm guessing it's Raphael..?But this guy is way too old for that part. Ah, I don't know. Maybe he's a vampire we meet at the party that Magnus hosts for Chairman Meow?

Also, Harry Van Gorkum has been cast as Alaric. If you want to take a look at the whole cast, head on over to the movie's official website.  

The Hunger Games

After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Sam Claflin is Finnick Odair. I'm super excited for this casting, because I find Sam to be a great actor (and he has a lovely face). He hasn't been in many films, but you may have seen him in Pirates of the Carribean 4 or Snow 
White and The Huntsman.

If you wanna know more about the smaller roles and who they've gone to, check out The Hunger Game's official facebook page.


This isn't a movie I've talked about at all, as there hasn't been much news about it, but seeing who is in talks to direct it made me want to talk about it! The director of Limitless, Neil Burger, is reportedly in talks to direct. 

If you haven't heard about Divergent, get off your computer, and go read it now. It's fantastic. I would create my own synopsis for it, but I'm terrible at that, and it's hard to summarise it without giving anything away. 

So here's the Goodreads blurb:

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Divergent and it's sequel, Insurgent, are insanely popular, and have received mostly positive reviews. Rumours are saying that they're trying to start production in March for a release date in 2014.

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