Welcome back to the YA Movie News Roundup, where lots is happening! Let's hop to.
First: John Green's Paper Towns gets a director, and it's a good one! Jake Schreier, previously responsible for the very well-received Robot and Frank and I Can See You, will be at the helm of the adaptation.
Upcoming YA novel We All Looked Up, from author and musician Tommy Wallach, has been optioned by Paramount. Here's the synopsis (Mandy Wan will be reviewing it when it hits shelves in March):
The science fiction tale is set two months before a meteor is set to pass through Earth’s orbit with a 66.6 percent chance of striking and ending all life on the planet. Against this backdrop, four high school seniors – the athlete, the school slut, the slacker, and the overachiever – find their lives intersecting on the eve of the cataclysmic event.
Neil Gaiman's upcoming Hansel and Gretel will be a live action movie, and I will watch it.
Guys. GUYS. The Veronica Mars spinoff Play It Again, Dick teaser is here! I'll be reviewing this once it's released next week. I can't wait!
And here's a new trailer for Seventh Son, loosely based on The Spook's Apprentice.
Tyler Posey and Chloe Grace Moretz hit Funny or Die.
Not movie news but YA: R.L. Stine's Fear Street is back!
Not YA but relevant to our interests news:
The Magic Mike sequel has started filming.
Weird Al will guest star in the totally amazing-looking musical series Galavant.
A Little Rascals reunion!
That's it for this week: give us your comments downstairs!