Welcome back to the YA Movie News Roundup! Let's hop to.
Sony has nabbed the rights to Scott McCloud's graphic novel The Sculptor, with Scott Rudin (The Way Back, Clueless, No Country for Old Men, a million other titles) producing.
“The Sculptor” centers on a young man who has made a deal with Death to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. Complications arise when he meets the love of his life with 200 days to live.
Read Jennie's FYA review here.
Universal's producing an adaptation of Newbery winner The Princess in Black, by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Sounds cool:
The heroine is Princess Magnolia, who by day wears the obligatory flouncy dresses, but by night becomes the Princess in Black. The book marries the princess tradition with the superhero genre, a wish-fulfillment tale for contemporary young girls who like their pink dresses and tea parties with a side of combat boots and riding into battle on horseback.
Dr. Seuss returns!
In not YA but relevant to our interests news:
OH HEY, Empire Records is gonna be a real place where you can hang out for a couple of days!
Tonight the final two episodes of Parks and Recreation air, and I said a long, teary farewell to my hero Leslie Knope over at Badass Digest.