6 YA Book-To-Film Adaptions Currently In The Works

So lately, there are a lot of books are turning into a movie it’s like a trend nowadays. I did my own research to know which books that are turning into a movie and I found a looot. Some of these movies already started filming, while others are just rumors or the filming will start next year or more.

There are always going to be books that are being made into movies, and we love to read them before they get the big-screen treatment as much as you do. now which out any further ado, here is the list:

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Plot (from Goodreads): “Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.”

News: Elle Fanning has been the only casting announcement made so far and she will be playing Violet. However, the author is playing games on who she wants to play Finch on her Instagram, so we highly recommend following her! There is no set release date for the film yet. The authors asked her followers to vote between these hot gentlemen and decide by ourselves who will play Finch. For more info regarding this movie adaption, check out my other post Books that are turning into a movie + Trailers

Untitledjenniferniven:Thank you to everyone who voted to #FindFinch in the All the Bright Places movie! 💖🎬 With nearly 35,000 votes, the results are in: ✨in 1st place………. @steffanargus✨ !! Followed closely by @colesprouse in 2nd. 😎 In 3rd place is @jonahhauerking😄In 4th @asabopp☺️And virtually tied for 5th are @tchalametand @darryltdale (only five votes separated them!) 😊@therealnickrobinson wasn’t far behind in 6th place, and then the votes dropped off significantly, with @charlie.r.heaton at 7, Freddie Highmore at 8, @ferdiawalshpeelo at 9, and @younggoth At 10. 🌸What this means: I report the results to the producers and director, and they factor this in to their casting. As I said, your vote has a huge influence on who we choose because the most important thing to all of us is that you’re happy with who plays Finch! 🐦If you don’t see your favorite here, it doesn’t mean he won’t be considered. Ultimately the actor who does the best reading– who is able to really, truly capture Finch–and has the best chemistry with Elle Fanning (our Violet) will win the role. But the actors in your top 5 will be considered first and foremost. I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!! 😂😍🎉Thank you all for being part of this process and for being so patient while we try to make the best film possible for you. And stay tuned for more movie news… I love you! 💕#allthebrightplaces#allthebrightplacesmovie#theodorefinch#finch#violetmarkey#steffanargus#colesprouse#jonahhauerking#asabutterfield#timotheechalamet#darryldale#ellefanning


Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle

Plot (from Goodreads): “Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.”

News: Although this was supposed to be out in 2016, the film was pushed to November of this year. Luke Snellin, the same director from the adoption of John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, will also be directing this movie. With official date having been released or even a cast, the film looks like it will be getting pushed back once more! No news was mentioned anywhere, who will play the characters, hopefully, is not Cara Delevingne LOL.


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Plot (from Goodreads): “What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.”

News: IT IS OFFICIALLY BECOMING A MOVIE!! They already have a full cast list, including Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Lara Jean and Noah Centineo (The Fosters) as Peter. Filming has also begun, but no official word on release date, although it will more than likely be around May or June next year.


I found a website for more information about Lana Condor (who is playing the main character) –> Click here


Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

Plot (from Goodreads): “Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores. Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected. This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.”

News: It hasn’t even been three months since this book was released and we already have news on it being turned into a film. Leonardo DiCaprio is on board to be a producer for the movie with Paramount Pictures.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Plot (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

News: Only a few have been cast in the production alongside Amanda Stenberg. The director for the film is George Tillman JR (The Longest Ride) and screenwriter is Audrey Wells (A Dogs Purpose). Filming has already started and everyone is excited for it including me!


Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Plot (from Goodreads): Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

News: The film is well underway with casting and they have found their lead actor in Danielle Macdonald (Patty Cake$). Alongside Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Dove Cameron (The Descendants), Odeya Rush (The Giver), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow), and Maddie Baillio (Hairspray Live!) will also star. Kristen Hahn will write (Anthem) and produce the film with Michael Costigan (Ghost in the Shell,2017). Status: Filming


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