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YA Movie Countdown: Some Big News for ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ and ‘Ender’s Game’

Catching_FireStrong marketing push or no marketing push at all, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is bound to demolish the box office on November 22. However, this is Lionsgate we’re talking about, and if we learned anything while watching the company handle the release of the firstHunger Games film, it’s that its marketing team is on point. But, even though the Web is currently oversaturated with Catching Fire goodies well worth watching and reading, a few other potential book-to-film franchises are clawing at some of the young-adult hype.

Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest need-to-know YA movie items of the past couple of weeks.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is only eight days away and that means the marketing campaign is in overdrive. Google Catching Fire and you’ll be flooded with a wealth of interviews, premiere photos, clips, TV spots and more, but in an effort to whittle down the vast amount of material, we’ve pinpointed five must-know, must-see items.

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YA Movie Countdown: Book-to-Film News Roundup for ‘Vampire Academy,’ ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and More

Vampire_AcademyIn case you missed it, Movies.com had the opportunity to chat with Vampire Academy screenwriter Daniel Waters, and he showered us with information on his adaptation process, his thoughts on Rose, his hopes to continue to adapt the series, and loads more. You can check out the full interview right here.

We’ve also got some new material from a couple of the actors from the film. Lucy Fry (Lissa) recently took the time to talk Vampire Academy and enlighten us on what it took for her to adjust from the Australian sun to the Moroi’s late night existence. A brief video interview with the film’s Christian Ozera, Dominic Sherwood, also surfaced. In it, he answers a fan-submitted question, unveiling his favorite thing about his character and discussing the appeal of playing a vampire.

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Review: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” might reduce plans for the sequel to ashes.

Clary (Lily Collins) is your average girl, living in New York City, hanging out with her best friend, Simon (Robert Sheehan). While at a club, Clary catches a glimpse of a ruthless murder. Trouble is, nobody else sees it. When she’s approached by the murderer the very next day, she knows something’s up and, sure enough, right in the middle of their conversation, she gets a frantic phone call from her mother (Lena Headey) just before she’s taken.

Turns out, Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower), is actually a Shadowhunter, a human born with angelic blood tasked with dispatching demons, and that is exactly what he was doing at the club. But no one was supposed to be able to see him – unless they had Shadowhunter blood. If Clary’s going to get her mother back, she’s got no choice, but to team up with Jace, trace her newfound Shadowhunter roots, and figure why and where her mother has been taken.

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