Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box-office analysis company Exhibitor Relations, says that fantasy books are particularly alluring to those in Hollywood because they have a natural tendency toward the serial format. “You look at the success of Potter and every studio exec would love to have a franchise like that. . . . It can mean years of success.”
Lots of my favorites are poised for filming, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Wolf Brother (have not read it yet,) Artemis Fowl, Eragon, and the Narnia books.
I was subbing at in a jr. high library this week. I had fun sharing news about the Alex Rider movie and others. Kids enjoy knowing a book it going to be made into a movie. It seems to validate their book choice.