The movie debuts on Feb. 14 (how perfect). If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?? If you’re a fan of paranormal romances/urban fantasy, I think you’ll enjoy Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia. In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
Hammer Films bought motion picture rights to Boneshaker.
The book is set in an alternate 1880s Seattle, in which the city is walled in and a toxic gas has turned many of its residents into Rotters (zombies). A young widow hunts for her teenaged son in the Seattle underworld while dealing with airship pirates, a criminal overlord and heavily armed refugees.
Exclusive Media Group’s Simon Oakes said “Boneshaker is a classic zombie movie with a modern twist which is quintessentially Hammer so it’s a perfect fit for us. Cherie Priest’s steampunk series are fantastic with a distinct, unique style and we’re really looking forward to bringing her ‘Rotters’ to the big screen.”
Talking about the deal, Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver said “It’s like Jules Verne meets Resident Evil, and we’re thrilled to have such a fun, commercial potential franchise in Boneshaker.”
Boneshaker is the first in the Clockwork Century series, and is followed by Clementine, Dreadnought, and the recently released Ganymede. (Two more books are due in this series: Inexplicables in 2012 and Fiddlehead.)
Hitting theaters on February 18 is the thriller I Am Number Four, a not-so-normal high school story from the director of Disturbia and Eagle Eye. It’s hard enough for high school students to fit in, but being “typical” is nearly impossible for someone like John Smith, whose true identity could get him killed. Three have already died, and he is next. Readers can experience it before the movie drops by checking out the book by Pittacus Lore (aka James Frey and Jobie Hughes).
For you fellow Gleeks, Quinn (Dianna Agron) has a role – hopefully a bit bigger than her blink-and-you-miss-her appearance in Burlesque.
Looking for something to watch? YALSA just announced their list of Fab Films based on the theme “Other Times/Other Places.” What do you think? Are these fab films or flops? Do you have your own list of fab films?