Movie Producer Wars
Warner Bros, Disney Pixar, Weinstein Company. Lionsgate and Dream Works battle it out for the next young adult novel blockbuster.
[UKPRwire, Sun Dec 22 2013] We have all see the rise of Harry Potter, the stardom of Twilight and Hunger games, new movies also based from young adult novels such as the Book Thief, Endersgame and now Divergent are coming out but what is next?
The Weinstein Company owned by the Weinstein brothers who made movies such as Pulp Fiction, Alex Rider, Rambo and Kill Bill are sorting through the paperbacks trying to catch the deal before Disney Pixar, Dream Works, Lionsgate, Columbia Pictures and Warner Brothers.
Hot on the list of candidates are teen spy novels, top of the list comes the JASON STEED series. The novels follow Jason as he grows up, denied the love of his father, blamed for the loss of his wife giving birth to Jason. Jason is brought up by nannies on a Navy Base on Hong Kong were his father serves. The british boy takes to martial arts and finds he has a natural talent. When Jason turns 10 father and son move to the UK, were Jason joins the Sea Cadets. While at summer camp a secret Marine mission goes wrong, many of the Sea Cadets get caught in the cross fire.
One is left stranded alone and has to complete the mission. He does save the day in the most spectacular way, but when he returns to Great Britain he is seen as an asset to MI6. The series follow, they are the hottest selling novels for boys and girls in the tween age group. A cupid romance also grows, that brings in female readers.
Second pick is the Gallagher Girls series. Set in the United States at an elite private school, the girls turn detective, plenty of fun and romance starts, all the ingredients for a great teen flick. Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Who will be the next block buster? Time will tell, the novels are flying off the shelves. The hot favorite is the Jason Steed series, Prince Williams favorite novel.