SDCC Film/TV Watch: The MOCKINGJAY Lives, IF I STAY Featurette, THE MAZE RUNNER & more!

Posted 07/28/2014 by alicemarvels in Behind the scenes
The Mockingjay Lives

In the latest promo for Mockingjay Part 1, we see President Snow addressing Panem with a stoic looking Peeta and Johanna by his side. Just when you think you’re in for a creepy bleached white Capitol propos, we have interference from Beetee, and he has a comforting message for rebels. Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters November 21st. Check out our coverage of the Comic Con Samsung exhibit and the trailer!



If I Stay: Best Day Featurette & Pics

The latest featurette for the If I Stay movie has a rather memorable scene from the book that Mia recalls as her best day.



Here are three new stills from the movie, including the band, Adam singing, and Mia and Adam together. Adam’s band’s name has been changed from Shooting Star to Willamette Stone. Gayle Forman explained the change on her personal Twitter, saying:


If I Stay hits theaters August 22nd.   If I Stay Adam and Mia Adam singing in IF I STAY Adam's band Willamette Stone in IF I STAY movie    


For those of you who are artistically inclined, make sure to check out the If I Stay Fan Art Contest – you could win a trip to the premiere!


IF I STAY fan art contest    

First Trailer for Wild

The first trailer for the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild has been released, and in it we see Reese Witherspoon backpacking through gorgeous Pacific Crest Trail scenery, and going through heartbreak and grief. Wild releases December 5th.    


New Gone Girl Trailer

In the latest trailer for Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck as Nick and Rosamund Pike as his missing wife Amy, we get our first preview of Neil Patrick Harris giving off major creepy vibes as Amy’s ex-boyfriend Desi. Gone Girl hits theaters October 3rd.    


The Maze Runner Character Posters

Have you seen our SDCC panel coverage of The Maze Runner press conference and Hall H presentation? Check it out over here! If you are as excited about The Maze Runner movie as we are, you’re going to be happy to see these character posters featuring Thomas, Gally, Alby, Teresa and our absolute favorite Glader – Minho!  

Minho THE MAZE RUNNER Character Poster Alby THE MAZE RUNNER Character Poster Thomas THE MAZE RUNNER Character Poster  gally-maze-runner-cp

Teresa in The Maze Runner  


A new trailer will be released on July 29th, and The Maze Runner movie Twitter has been teasing fans with Vine clips like this one:


Fathom’s The Giver Premiere Screening

Fathom Events has announced a nationwide August 11th screening of the premiere of The Giver, to be followed by a showing of the film. The Giver releases in all theaters August 15th. Be sure to check out our SDCC coverage over here!



First Horns Trailer

Check out the SDCC first trailer for the movie based on Joe Hill’s Horns shows Daniel Radcliffe as a murder suspect who has embraced evil, and its bodily manifestations. It hits theaters on Halloween.



Unbroken Trailer

The first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of Laura Hillebrand’s Unbroken has been released online and in theaters. The film comes out on Christmas Day.



Looking For Alaska Movie Gets Director

Looking for Alaska Director Sarah Polley


John Green announced on Twitter that actress/filmmaker Sarah Polley will direct the film adaptation of Looking for Alaska. She previously directed the critically acclaimed Away From Her.


The 5th Wave Castings & Release Date

The 5th Wave Movie Casts Ben and Evan

We already know Cassie will be played by Chloe Moretz in the film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave. Now we have a Ben and an Evan, to be played by Nick Robinson and Alex Roe, respectively. Recently the release date was announced to be January 19, 2016.


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han


Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is set to become a movie! Will Smith’s production company snagged the rights and hired a screenwriter to adapt her bestselling novel.


Allegiant Gets Maze Runner Screenwriter



Lionsgate has hired Maze Runner screenwriter Noah Oppenheim to write the first Allegiant film. The third book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent series will be split into two films, with Part 1 releasing March 18, 2016.


Dakota Johnson Cast in Forever, Interrupted

Dakota Johnson to star in Forever Interrupted

Dakota Johnson has another book-to-movie role to look forward to after playing Anna in 50 Shades of Grey. She will take on the starring role of Elsie in Forever, Interrupted, based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.


The Flash Extended Trailer

CW is bringing another DC Comics superhero to prime time to join Arrow. Meet Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in this extended SDCC trailer:



Outlander Featurette

In this new featurette for the Starz TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, Gabaldon and showrunner Ron D. Moore discuss adapting the material for television. Plus there is quite a lot of swoonworthy Jamie ogling to be done. Enjoy!



Deborah Ann Woll to Star in Daredevil

Deborah Ann Woll to star as Karen Page in DAREDEVIL

Netflix’s Daredevil series now has its Karen Page. Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) joins the cast which already includes Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio and Rosario Dawson.


Maximum Ride Heads to Youtube

James Patterson's Maximum Ride Heads to Youtube

James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series will be turned into an online series for YouTube by Collective Digital Studio, a multi-channel network. Initially they will do 6-10 episodes at about 15 minutes each.


The Magicians by Lev Grossman heads to SyFy

The Magicians by Lev Grossman heads to SyFy


SyFy has greenlit a show based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. This is fantastic news for fans of the series who were disappointed that the show never progressed at Fox and it looked like we wouldn’t get a show after all.


Sharp Objects Heads to Entertainment One


Entertainment One Television is adapting Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects into a one-hour serialized drama. Flynn will executive produce the show with Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) serving as showrunner.



    LOOK AT ALL THE AWESOME!!!! So very, very excited for everything posted here, particularly OUTLANDER. *watches feature 239482093482093 times* I’ve never read The Maze Runner, but I’m really looking forward to the movie, it looks amazing. *flails*


    I so wanna see The maze runner


    Oh lord, so many books I need to read before these hit the cinemas. But I’m so glad that If I Stay is progressing this way. I was worried at the start when I saw the first trailer but now I really cannot wait to see it. Great post 🙂


    These all look so good and I want to see every single one of them! I really hope Outlander comes to Netgalley or Hulu because we don’t have Starz anymore and I so want to watch it. I love the book series.


    Woah, so much going on! I didn’t realize Neil Patrick Harris was Desi. That should be interesting!!! I’m really excited about Horns- Dan Radcliffe is such a great actor. I just need to read the book beforehand!!

    so many things are becoming movies or shows or whatever. Crazy. lol I’m excited about Sharp Objects- I’ve been a Gillian Flynn fan for a long time.



    So many good films! I need to read my copy of Horns now. Oh and I can’t wait for Outlander! Yum!! 😀


    Oh, snap! Was that a backhanded comment from Gayle about the band Shooting Star? Hilarious. Now I want to read If I stay even more. There’s so much in this post … I can’t wait to see Horns – loved that book. That’s cool about Maximum Ride being on YT like that.


    I am so excited for Mockingjay, and that’s all I have to say. Also, Flash looks pretty interesting! Great roundup 🙂


    Oh my goodness, so much good news! Thanks for putting this together, I am hopeless at keeping up with this stuff! I am so excited for If I Stay and The 5th Wave!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist


    So excited for Mockingjay and If I stay


    Hoo boy, that is a TON of book-to-movie/tv news right there! Looks like I have a lot of reading to get to before I am ready to take in these flicks… I can’t wait! I LOVE the Mockingjay promos so far – gives me chills watching it!


    Wow, wow, wow! Look at all of the book/movie/tv excitement! I can’t wait! That Flash preview is beyond awesome. Not a fan of Arrow, but I will for sure be catching The Flash. Thanks for sharing all of this in one place!

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