Thursday, June 14, 2012

YA Movie News

The Host - Movie Stills, Casting, and Teaser Trailer

As most of you know, Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi novel The Host is being adapted into a movie and will hit the theaters 3/29/13. When I first heard the news, I couldn't control my fan-girl squeals. The Host is one of my all time favorite novels, and the idea of seeing my beloved characters come to screen on life was exhilarating. 

Now, after seeing some of the cast members and teaser trailer, I'm not so sure. Most of the characters don't fit my original mental images. These recently released stills confirmed my worries that Saoirse Ronan doesn't look a thing like my image of Melanie. I'm not convinced she can pull of Melanie's BA attitude, but she might be able to portray Wanda's good heart. 

Saoirse Ronan as Wanda/Melanie Stryder and Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea. 

Also, Jake Abel looks nothing like Ian, in my opinion. I always pictured Ian big and somewhat burly, with a kind face. Jake just looks a little too... rugged? I don't know, maybe his acting will make up for his lack of Ian-esque looks. The only good thing about this photo is the promise of an accurate setting. 

Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea 

Yet another picture of Ian. Still not doing it for me, 
but I'm willing to give him a chance and see if he can portray Ian's personality well. 
Max Irons will play Jared Howe. 

As much as I love the gorgeous Max Irons, I'm just not sure he's right for Jared. 
His looks are stunning, but can he be tough and passionate? 

Boyd Holbrook will play Kyle O'Shea. 

Surprisingly, I'm actually pretty happy with this choice. 
He definitely looks like someone who could hate Wanda and attempt murder. Just look at the intensity in those eyes O.O

William Hurt will play Jeb. 

I've had a soft spot for William ever since I watched Tuck Everlasting as a little kid.
He could definitely make a good Jeb, in my opinion. Not to mention he's won an Oscar, so that can't hurt anything. 

Chandler Canterbury will play Jamie Stryder. 

Gah. This kid is flipping adorable, and I can't wait to see him be Jamie. 
Can I please just adopt him?

All information was taken from, where you can find more information on the cast and movie. The rest of the cast list can be found at

Breaking Dawn Part 2 - New Photos

The first photos of Renesmee have been released! I'm actually really impressed. She looks like a perfect combindation of Rob and Kristen. Seriously, they all look so alike. Renesmee does look a bit older than I pictured her, but Bella's BA outfit and intense stances make up for it. I'm convinced that this is going to be the best Twilight movie yet. What say you?

Legend by Marie LuPossible Movie? 

According to an article I read recently, it looks like Legend could quite possibly be the next big thing in Hollywood. While nothing has been set in stone, things look promising. 

Check out my review of legend here