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YA Movie News Roundup: BBC One Is Adapting HIS DARK MATERIALS!

Plus adaptations of 13 REASONS WHY and SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, RAVEN KING gets a cover and more.

YA Movie News Roundup: BBC One Is Adapting HIS DARK MATERIALS!

Welcome back to the YA Movie News Roundup! Let's hop to. 

It's been adapted in several iterations, but I believe this has the potential to be the best: BBC One is making an 8-part miniseries of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy! If it's anything like their recent Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell miniseries (which I reviewed here and here), it will be AMAZING. 

Some Raven King/Boys scoop, which I assume will eventually make its way into becoming movie news: 


Netflix is making a 13-episode series of Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why (read the FYA review here) with Selena Gomez onboard as executive producer. 

The story will follow a boy named Clay through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah, after she recently committed suicide. On the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to twelve peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving thirteen reasons explaining why she took her life.

Becky Albertelli's debut YA book Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda has been acquired by Fox 2000 for a film. The "John Hughes-style coming-of-age, coming-out story" follows

Simon Spier, a 16-year-old not-so-openly gay student. When an email written by Simon falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being made public. Change-averse Simon is forced to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out — in a way that won’t alienate his friends, compromise himself or ruin a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he hasn’t even met yet.

In not YA but relevant to our interests news: Elizabeth Banks is back for Pitch Perfect 3

Abigail from Dance Academy is headed to Honey 3

In other low-rent dance movie sequels, Dance Moms' Chloe Lukasiak is joining Center Stage 3

Oh and speaking of Center Stage, Sascha Radetsky (Charlie) talks that film and his upcoming Flesh & Bone

IMPORTANT: an illustrated analysis of the truly terrible clothes on Gilmore Girls. So much purple!

The O.C. is now streaming on The CW Seed! Where was this when we were doing our Rewatch Project? Reminder: Dawson's Creek starts up in January!

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