We’ve got some interesting adaptation updates for you this week! It looks like Incarceron is back on it’s way to the big screen, after a messy last few years with Fox. Ally Condie talks about her dream cast for Matched, another project that seems to finally be moving forward, slowly but surely. We also have some new casting information for Maze Runner and Vampire Academy, including the much anticipated role of Christian! And if you’ve somehow missed it, we’ve got an HD photo of Tris’ first jump (Divergent). What movie are you most excited about seeing?
We have recently learned that they’ve added several new cast members to the upcoming Vampire Academy movie. The big one being Dominic Sherwood to play Christian, a moroi and the primary love interest for Lissa. Sami Gayle, who appears on CBS’ Blue Bloods is playing Mia, the story’s nemesis and Cameron Monaghan, from Shameless, will be playing Mason Ashford. Sarah Hylnd, from Modern Family, will be playing Natalie, Lissa’s psuedo-cousin, and the daughter of Victor who will be played by Gabriel Bryne. Joely Richardson has been cast as Queen Tatiana, current royal leader of the moroi. Filming is set to being the week of May 27. To check out a slideshow of the complete cast, go here.
It looks like there’s still hope for an Incarceron adaptation. After being dropped in 2012 by Fox, things were looking grim for Catherine Fisher’s duo book series. However, she recently posted on her blog : “I’m delighted to be able to tell you that I have signed a new film option for Incarceron and Sapphique with AMBER Entertainments, the producers behind The Golden Compass, the forthcoming Romeo and Juliet and many other great films. A writer has been chosen for the screenplay and I will be getting the opportunity to work very closely with him on its development, which is a wonderful privilege”. Of course that means no more Taylor Lautner for the film, as the author mentioned there have been no casting decisions made at this point.
They have added two new cast members to the Maze Runner movie; Chris Sheffield, as Ben (photo left) and Joe Adler, his part still unknown(Photo right). There have been complaints about the studio’s choice to release movie details toooo slow, but to find out what we do know and to see a list of the current cast, go here.
Here’s some HD images of Tris (played by Shailene Woodley) taking her Dauntless jump. According to Hypable, “In this photo she’s already jumped off the train and onto a seven story building as part of the initiation rite for the Dauntless,” Divergent director Neil Berger said yesterday. “The next thing they have to do is jump from the building and down through a courtyard that has a deep, black hole. It’s terrifying.”
There hasn’t been much news concerning Ally Condie’s Matched adaptation, which is apparently still in the works. However, with the news of Disney beating out Paramount to obtain rights to and Jon Chu supposedly in talks to Direct it (despite David Slade who had previously been announced as the film’s Director in 2012), there’s a good chance things may be on the move. In the meantime, Ally got with Entertainment Weekly and talked about here dream cast. According to Page to Premier, she said that the most suggested fan casts that she, herself, likes, were ‘Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev as Cassia and ‘Perks’ star Logan Lerman as Ky. She also noted that “I’m 34 so I mostly think about who’s dad Nathan Fillion could play”.