Tag Archives: Dystopian Week
From "Nosferatu" to "Twilight," supernatural movies have never gone out of style. Vampires and their monster homies have enjoyed a constant stream of cinematic exposure since the turn of the last century, but they've never been more pervasive than in the last few years, breaking out of horror confines and sparkling their way into other genres.
We'd be naive to say supernaturals are on their way out — they'll never leave, and we wouldn't want them to. But we'd be blind not to notice the creepy new sheriff in town: Dystopia.
As themes go, it's nothing new ("Children of Men," "Blade Runner"... "Idiocracy") but amidst the insane success of "The Hunger Games," studios are snapping up the rights to similar books the moment they land on shelves — and in a few cases, before that. Get More »
"Harry Potter" is over -- probably forever. "The Twilight Saga" is drawing its second-to-last breaths in the box office and, while "The Hunger Games" hasn't yet hit theaters, March will be here and gone before we know it.
What's a YA-meets-movies fan supposed to do?
Derive comfort from Veronica Roth's deal with Summit, that's what. The studio that brought "Twilight" to life snapped up the rights to her debut novel "Divergent" last March, and with "Snow White and the Huntsman" writer Evan Daugherty tackling the adaptation, we're more excited than ever to see Roth's chilling vision of the future on the big screen.
In honor of Dystopian Week — an online celebration we're having with our friends at theFABlife and Hollywood Crush — we talked to Ms. Roth and got the scoop on her plans for "Divergent" the movie, her casting wishes and whether she'd like to show up in cameos, a la Stephenie Meyer. (We should mention that we once mistook the 22-year-old author for a movie star at a Summit party so... yes please, cameo.) Get More »
If there's one thing we've learned from watching movies, it's that the future sucks. In the future, the government will control your life, robots will run wild and aliens will enslave humanity through some combination of bio-engineered diseases and designer virtual reality drugs.
And frankly, we love every minute of it.
That's why we're so excited to help kick off Dystopian Week along with our pals at Hollywood Crush and The Fab Life, who have just gotten the grim future party started with a look at the young adult novel "Delirium," by Lauren Oliver, which is soon to be a major motion picture from Fox. So head over to The Fab Life and check it out. Because the future may suck, but thanks to Dystopian Week, at least the next seven days of it are going to be awesome.