Film/TV Watch: THE SCORCH TRIALS and PAPER TOWNS castings, GONE GIRL clips, TWILIGHT short competition, LET IT SNOW optioned & more!

Posted 10/01/2014 by alicemarvels in Behind the scenes
THE MAZE RUNNER Kills at Box Office, THE SCORCH TRIALS Casts Brenda and Janson

THE SCORCH TRIALS: Aiden Gillen cast as Janson and Rosa Salazar cast as Brenda

With The Maze Runner dominating the box office and launching another YA book-to-movie franchise, it’s no surprise producers are hard at work on the sequel, The Scorch Trials. Rosa Salazar (who will also play Lynn in Insurgent) has been cast as Brenda, the girl Thomas meets on the Scorch who becomes an ally and friend, and Aiden Gillen (Littlefinger from Game of Thrones) will play the villain, Janson.

New Mockingjay Lorde Track

Lorde has released her track for the Mockingjay: Part One, soundtrack. Listen to it here:

In case you missed the new trailer for Mockingjay check it out over here.

Gone Girl Clips

With Gone Girl hitting theaters this Friday, more unsettling clips from the movie are hitting the web, including this clip of Nick confronting Amy’s ex-boyfriend (played with creepy stared gusto by Neil Patrick Harris)

In this clip, the local police give Nick a hard time about not knowing Amy’s blood type, among other things:

Paper Towns Finds its Margo

Cara Delevingne lands role of Margo in PAPER TOWNS

Cara Delevingne has been cast as Margo in Jake Schreier’s adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns, which already has Nat Wolff attached as the lead, and has a release date of June 19, 2015. Green reassured fans that Cara is going to get Margo right in this tweet:

Stephenie Meyer and Lionsgate Bringing New Twilight Stories to Life Online

Kristen Stewart and Stephenie Meyer to judge Twilight Short film competition

If you’re missing the sparkly vampires of The Twilight Saga, you’ll be happy to hear about the new short film competition for women, to be judged by Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart and Women in Film, and backed by Lionsgate and Facebook, will allow female filmmakers to give their creative take on individual characters in The Twilight Saga.

Asa Butterfield in Talks to Join Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Asa Butterfield is in talks to star in MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

Asa Butterfield is in talks to join Eva Green in the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. No stranger to book-to-movie adaptations, Asa previously starred as Ender Wiggin in Ender’s Game and in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.


Maria Bello and Nelisse Sisters to Star in Wait Till Helen Comes Adaptation

Maria Bello, Sophie Nelisse and Isabelle Nelisse to star in WAIT TILL HELEN COMES

Maria Bello, Sophie Nelisse and Isabelle Nelisse will star in the film adaptation of Mary Downing Hahn’s classic ghost story Wait Till Helen Comes. Sophie recently starred in another YA book adaptation, The Book Thief, and her sister Isabelle starred in another ghostly horror story, Mama.


The 5th Wave Movie Finds its Sammy and Dumbo:

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Sammy and Dumbo are the latest characters to be cast in the film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave. Zackary Arther will play Sammy, Cassie’s little brother, and Tony Revolori will play Dumbo.


Stephen Chbosky to Adapt Beauty & the Beast for Disney

Stephen Chbosky and BIll Condon to adapt Beauty and the Beast for Disney

Stephen Chbosky, author and director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, will write the new live action adaptation of Beauty & the Beast for Disney, to be directed by Bill Condon. Interestingly, Emma Watson, who he worked with and is close to, is set to star in a competing Beauty and the Beast movie, but since it recently lost director Guillermo Del Toro, she might be persuaded to jump to his version.


Let it Snow Nabbed by Universal

Universal Options LET IT SNOW by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson


Everyone in Hollywood wants a John Green movie, and Universal Pictures is no exception. They picked up the rights to Green’s holiday collaboration with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, Let it Snow.


Disney Takes on Patrick Carman’s Floors

Patrick Carman's FLOORS to be adapted for Disney

Patrick Carman’s Floors is set to hit the big screen after Disney closed a deal to adapt the series with Jason Filardi writing.





    I am SO excited about the Gone Girl movie! I’m definitely going to be seeing that one not long after it comes out (I’m one who usually waits until the DVD lol). I haven’t watched The Maze Runner yet bc I haven’t read the books and I feel like I should do that first >.<


    I’m curious about several of these. I do want to see Gone Girl even though I didn’t read the book. I’m also curious how they will do Peculiar Children as a movie. I still need that second book. Great tidbits!


    That’s a whole lotta screen time for YA! Yahoo!! And I’m pretty darned excited that Lorde did a song for HG.


    Thanks for sharing all of this with us!


    Uh oh. I don’t know my husband’s blood type, or even mine for that matter!!! Note to self: Don’t get questioned by the police without first finding out the answers to those questions 😉 I saw the Maze Runner last week and thought they did a great job! I haven’t read the books, but I thought the cast and the special effects were fantastic. Looking forward to The Scorch Trials!!!


    Wow, news! I am checking out the Twilight and can’t wait to see what is done with other Green novels


    So many books turning into movies. Fingers crossed that at least a few will get it right. I am so darn excited for Gone Girl.


    Let it Snow? Really. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for that one.


    I can’t wait for all of them 🙂


    “new live action adaptation of Beauty & the Beast” WHATT! I so want that but then again I’m scared!! That’s my fave Disney movie so please don’t ruin it! This is hard, but needless to say I love Lorde’s new song. Cannot wait to see Mockingjay though. Great post 🙂


    Woah, I guess I better get on The Maze Runner train then! I guess I’ve been living under a rock because I had no idea the movie had done so well O.O I’m excited for the Paper Towns, Miss Peregrine’s, and 5th Wave movies!


    I watched The Maze Runner over the weekend and I thought it was a great adaptation, especially because the cast was great. I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel.
    I didn’t know that the 5th wave was getting made into a movie.I guess I better go read it first! 🙂
    I’m not too sure about Cara Delevigne as an actress, especially because I don’t think I’ve seen her in anything, but I’m willing to give her a shot.

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