I just got home from work and it’s still Saturday in my book, so I’m calling this post fair game. It’s not Sunday people, that’s just an illusion.
So LOTS has happened in the adaptation film world since we last spoke and I have the highlights. There are two things I’m crazy excited to talk about so sorry if I gush.
I’ll kick it off with something I’m excited about.
The 5th Wave movie has started production and I’m like “YESS GIMME NOW!” This is going to be one exiting movie. Recent castings include Liev Schreiber as Colonel Vosch and Zackary Arthur as Sammy Sullivan. If you didn’t already know Chloe Grace Moretz is Cassie Sullivan, Nick Robinson is Ben Parish, Alex Roe is Evan Walker (babe), and Maika Monroe is Ringer. One cute tidbit about the movie is this pic that the official 5th Wave Instagram account. This foam cutout of Sammy’s bear. It was awesome to hear Rick Yancey talk about the bear at a signing that Katie and I attended on Friday night. He said that they are creating this bear completely from scratch and they’ll have special meanings just to talk about Sammy’s bear. I for one cannot wait to see the turnout! And I’m not ashamed to say that when Sammy’s bear comes out in stores as official 5th Wave merch I will buy one and have super mega cuddle time with it while I read and drool over Evan Walker. So I’m really excited for this movie! Out January 29, 2016… so still a ways to go, but I can find some patience somewhere – I hope.
Next up for all you Nerdfighters there is some Paper Towns news! Cara Delevingne has joined the cast, along side Nat Wolff, as Margot Roth Spiegelman! And not only that casting gem, but Jake Scheier has taken on the task of directing this adaptation. Some more news on the John Green front, Universal has shown interesting in optioning Let It Snow. Since this is a short story collection I think that could be something cute. We shall see. OH and before I switch topics don’t forget that The Fault in Our Stars is now on DVD! WHEE! Now we can all cry our eyes out from the comfort of our own home.
This new Anastasia Steele still was released by the official Fifty Shades Twitter as a happy birthday to the character. Personally I think a good way to wish Ana a happy birthday is more shirtless Christian, but that’s just my opinion. This will do nicely though. Valentine’s Day where are you?!
The Maze Runner hit theaters this weekend! Stealing the #1 slot at the box office the film is tracking to make $31 Million for it’s opening weekend. Not bad for a Fall feature. This is our slowest time of the year in my opinion, at least at my theater, so this weekend was a nice change of pace at work. Plus the movie is total awesome sauce. I just saw it for the second time tonight with my husband, and even he enjoyed it! I’ll be writing a review soon, so check back for that. I love love loved it!
I know that wasn’t as much news as there actually was in the world, but it’s after 3:00 am now so I’m going to leave you with this HILARIOUS Divergent dystopian parody starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Tyler Posey. I was laughing for days. DAYS I TELL YOU! See you next time movie lovers.