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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Movie News!

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw the link I posted yesterday, but in case you missed it, here it is: Terri Tatchell Aims to Make the Trylle Novels Her Next Movie Project.

You should read the whole article for all the details. But here's the breakdown:

In early 2011, Terri Tatchell (the co-writer for District 9) approached me about adapting the books for a movie, and I told her yes. As a fan of her movie, I was especially excited about her working on it.
She contacted Media Rights Capital, and they bought the rights to all three books in the trilogy. (Here is the article in the NY Times talking about the deal: here.)

In my emails with Terri, I feel like she's the absolute best person to adapt it, and she understands my vision for the series. She's far more brilliant than I am. I sold my rights to MRC because I trust them and Terri, and I'm certain they'd do a better job on it than I ever could.

Terri is set to produce the movies with Simon Kinberg, and they're hoping to have picked the director within the next few weeks. They're also hoping to start filming this fall in Canada (with the worst case scenario being filming in the spring).

All of this sounds good, and it seems like things are moving on track. But when it comes to the movie industry - which is notoriously finicky - I won't be 100% sure that the movie is going to be made and released until the day it finally premieres. However, I am cautiously optimistic about things right now.

As of this point, though, a director has not been picked and nobody has been cast. I would like to once again reiterate that I have no idea when/where casting will be done, nor am I going to choose the actors/actresses. I get a lot of emails/comments about people wanting to audition, and honestly, I'm the wrong person to talking to about that.

 So there's all that. That's what I know for now, and as I soon as I know more, I promise to update you all.

41 comments:

  1. They better cast someone good for Tove!

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  2. I'm so excited! I just hope they pick the best cast for the characters.

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  3. Congrats, Amanda! Progress is progress.

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  4. Glad things are moving along. I'm sure when they're ready to start casting they'll let you how about auditions. Congrats.

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  5. Awesome Amanda! This is great news.

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  6. Wow! That's awesome! I've been waiting to hear something like this! You rock! Terry rocks! The Trylle rock! The whole thing just rocks! Congrats! (Sorry for all the exclamation points... !!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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  7. Yyeessssss! I really hope it all works out. Im so excited!!!!

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  8. I'm excited!! I imagine to Drake Bell as Finn, haha, I'm crazy, I know, but he's an amazing actor, I love when he plays drama, have you seen "The Jack Bull"? He appears there when he was 13 years old, since little boy he has been brillant. :)

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  9. Congratulations, Amanda, on your movie deal! I've been following your career since you broke the big one million mark with your digital publishing :)

    You deserve all your success and I wish nothing but the best for you in the future.

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  10. THAT'S AMAZING! Super exciting news, I'm rooting for you! And I really want to see this movie made...

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  11. That's awesome, Amanda. Good for you! And I like Tatchell's ideas on how to structure the movie.

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  12. Congratulations!! So exciting watching such progress. Way to go!

    Tela

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  13. Congrats!! That is very exciting! Hope it all turns out the way you hope it does!! :)

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  14. OMG! I cannot wait...the books are amazing!

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  15. So very happy for you and the series! Extremely exciting!!

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  16. Amanda That really awesome and exciting

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  17. I'm so excited about this! It could be HUGE! I think it has the potential to be bigger than HP or Twilight. The books kept me interested all the way through. I really hope it works out :)

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  18. Congratulations! Can't wait!!

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  19. YAY! This is exciting! Congrats!! :)

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  20. Seriously, that is awesome! I've been following you Amanda since I've been working at Barnes and Noble.com. As an Indie author this is a dream come true! I believe that your work and your dream will manifest! So keep on keepin' on! All the best! And enjoy every moment to come! God Bless, Laura J. Williams :) (currently of HBO)

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  21. Yay! I can't wait,this is totally awesome!

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  22. Congrats! I love the books can't wait to see who they pick four the characters =]

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  23. That's awesome, I cannot wait!

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  24. That's so cool! Congratulations, Amanda! :)

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  25. please post as soon as you get some audition info! it would mean the world to me!

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  26. How exciting! I'm so happy for you!

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  27. Woot! Look forward to the movies!!

    Mich

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  28. I love the Trylle series, I'm hoping for a decent screenplay for the movie(s). Let there be NO one from Twilight in it!

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  29. Omg!! I am SO excited... Ever since I finished reading the triology I havent been able to get my head out of the books.. It felt like I was in Dreamland! But now this is reality and I cant think of a better way to be enjoying it! Congrats x

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  30. AWESOME!!!! I would absolutely love a movie adaption and hope they have a great cast AND soundtrack XD I'm soooo excited!

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  37. Soooo exciting the series is so addicting i hope she gets the last book out....

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  38. what books are going to be used to be made into a movie... is it the Water Song Trilogy? that was a good series

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