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Posted On November 19, 2012By Rebecca LewisIn Features

The YA Adaptation Trailer Wars: And the Winner Is…. (POLL)

As “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” opens today at the box office for the final time, Hollywood studios have already begun the hunt for the next big adaptation. Numerous books are beginning to head into pre-production and we’re eagerly awaiting casting news for Veronica Roth’s “Divergent“, but this week movie studios began the next phase of page to screen adaptations, releasing full-length trailers for four new films – all adaptations of successful YA novels. Jonathan Levine with his adaptation of Isaac Marion’s “Warm Bodies”, Harald Zwart’s tackling ofRead More
A list by Emiah Gardner If you’re a Hollywood follower, you know the drill. Small-time star has a bit-part in a big movie and suddenly goes wild. Soon, that star achieves A-list status and is able to choose any part he wants after paying his dues as a walk-on. Well, that’s how it used to be, anyway. With the growing number of movie actors who are TV actors and vice versa, it’s become kosher for TV and movie worlds to collide. In fact, some of the fresh-faced new A-listers areRead More
In a surprise move, and likely a reflection of this weak year for breakout film stars, THR’s annual Next Gen list for 2012 is dominated by television actors. Out of ten, only four are film actors: Elle Fanning, Rebel Wilson, Joel Kinnaman and Suraj Sharma. The other six, though some may have dabbled on the big screen, are all new stars of new series on the small screen. Dakota Johnson impressed us with a brief turn in David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, but THR is recognizing her now for herRead More
We admit it, we totally have a soft spot for Australian actors. And Hollywood is certainly on the bandwagon as well as year after year, loads of new talent are exported from Down Under and go on to become some of the biggest Hollywood movie stars around. Joel Edgerton, Chris Hemsworth, Mia Wasikowska and Teresa Palmer are just a few recent examples, but they follow in the footsteps of many before them, including the likes of Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett and countless others. So who’s next?Read More
“Cannes belongs to each and every one of us. It is only by constantly analysing and encouraging debate about it that we will continue to make it the very best it can be.” – Thierry Fremaux UpandComers.net made its way to Cannes Film Festival this week. Our first time at the film industry’s biggest event of the year, we’ll be joining some of our favorite rising stars as they also head to the Croisette for the first time, and we’ll aim to bring you as much in-depth coverage as possible,Read More
“Cannes belongs to each and every one of us. It is only by constantly analysing and encouraging debate about it that we will continue to make it the very best it can be.” – Thierry Fremaux UpandComers.net made its way to Cannes Film Festival this week. Our first time at the film industry’s biggest event of the year, we’ll be joining some of our favorite rising stars as they also head to the Croisette for the first time, and we’ll aim to bring you as much in-depth coverage as possible,Read More
“Cannes belongs to each and every one of us. It is only by constantly analysing and encouraging debate about it that we will continue to make it the very best it can be.” – Thierry Fremaux. UpandComers.net made its way to Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Our first time at the film industry’s biggest event of the year, we’ll be joining some of our favorite rising stars as they also head to the Croisette for the first time, and we’ll aim to bring you as much in-depth coverage as possible, roundingRead More
“Cannes belongs to each and every one of us. It is only by constantly analysing and encouraging debate about it that we will continue to make it the very best it can be.” – Thierry Fremaux. Today, UpandComers.net made its way to Cannes Film Festival. Our first time at the film industry’s biggest event of the year, we’ll be joining some of our favorite rising stars as they also head to the Croisette for the first time, and we’ll aim to bring you as much in-depth coverage as possible, roundingRead More
sabrina
This isn’t the article for you, kneejerk remake/reboot haters. “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is heading to the big screen, according to Deadline, and we couldn’t be more excited. Of course it will be updated and modernized and inevitably, “edgier” than its 1960s Archie Comics origins, and undoubtedly quite a bit darker than the 1990s long-running sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart was as well, but it still sounds like it could be really fun. The film will be re-imagined as more of a superhero origin tale, but will still follow SabrinaRead More
sexonthemoon
The team behind the massive critical and commercial success “The Social Network” are at it again. Producers Scott Rudin and Dana Brunetti have teamed up with author Ben Mezrich – whose book “The Accidental Billionaires” was the basis from which the Oscar-winning film was made – for another film. Mezrich’s new book, “Sex on the Moon”, is another true story that’s no less juicy and scandalous and filled to the brim with young, morally ambiguous and party-hard geniuses, and the filmmakers have fittingly set “Easy A” helmer Will Gluck toRead More