The Compulsive Reader: Mockingjay and Movie News!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mockingjay and Movie News!

I just received a lovely little press release brimming with happy details about how popular and successful Mockingjay is! This, of course, is obvious enough to anyone that doesn't live under a rock, and though a lot of the information I already knew (Mockingjay debuted at #1 on the New York Times and USA Today and there are many, many, many, many copies in print), there was some lovely gems of info that I hadn't heard yet. Namely, MOVIE NEWS.

Here's what Scholastic has to say:

"Film rights for The Hunger Games have been optioned by Lionsgate, with Nina Jacobson's Color Force production company producing the film. The screenplay was written by Suzanne Collins and revised by screenwriter Billy Ray (24, Flightplan, Shattered Glass). Lionsgate and Color Force are currently meeting with directors, and production is targeted for early 2011."

We all know how many books get optioned but...you know... (The twelve-year-old inside me is still crushed that Meg Cabot's All-American Girl never made it past being optioned.) And when I met Suzanne last summer, I was excited to hear she was at least writing the draft of the screenplay, but still apprehensive. However, I'm going to take it as a very excellent sign that the script has been revised and they're looking for a director! I think I'll get my hopes up...

If you're looking for a place to discuss the books, my discussion post is still going! Put your two cents in here.


Shirley said...

I have got to read Suzanne's books! I have heard so much about them! That will be my next purchase when I again visit the bookstore!

Thanks for the updates!

Diane (djuseless) said...


I just finished Mockingjay yesterday. I thought it was amazing and a greay way to end the trilogy!

I am reading A Simple Amish Christmas now and I am about 40% done it and I started it this morning. I am really enjoying it! Annie i a wonderfully developed character.

I took a couple of days off to have some quiet time wth my dog and my kindle while I am camping for Labor Dat weekend.

Happy reading!


BookChic said...

I was sad about All-American Girl too. It could've been a great movie!

But Avalon High is coming out soon on the Disney Channel and hopefully The Mediator and Queen of Babble get made soon too. :)