Welcome to the latest edition of YA Movie News Roundup, where we aim to bring you the latest in movie news with a decidedly YA angle. It was a bit of a slow news week, but there are still a few items to report on.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire promo machine has slowed a bit this week, releasing only a new peek of Prim—with a properly ginger Buttercup!
And the first—of many to come, I’m sure—TV promo, set to Coldplay’s “Atlas" (from the movie's soundtrack):
The Maze Runner still has a few months before it hits theaters, but Fox has already greenlit the sequel, an adaptation of The Scorch Trials.
The Encyclopedia Brown adaptation has a director: Matthew Johnson, whose only other directing credit is for The Dirties (which IMDB describes thusly: "Two best friends [who] are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking." I hope his take on EB is a little less grisly sounding ...)
Although it’s not really YA, we’ve reported on Fifty Shades of Grey in this series before—and this is actually good news (for him being taken seriously as an actor anyway): Charlie Hunnam has backed out of the lead role of Christian Grey.
MTV News visited the London set of Vampire Academy earlier this year and the exclusive video will air Thursday evening (Oct. 10) on MTV and be posted on MTV News Friday.
Did I miss anything awesome? What do you think of Charlie’s decision to step away from Christian? Let’s discuss in the comments!