Hello Lovely Readers,
I have a sort of strange mix of news for you today. The first is that work is being done an a movie starring Cruella de Vil, tentatively named Cruella. This is in line with the new Sleeping Beauty re-make starring and named after, Maleficent (with some great photos of Angelina Jolie in the Maleficent costume!). While Cruella is still in very early writing stages, it could be a very interesting film. Even better, Glenn Close, who played an amazing Cruella in the live action adaptation of 101 Dalmatians, is an executive producer on this script! I think this is something to watch, especially after we find out if Maleficent the movie is any good! You can read the article here.
Second, is an interesting piece over at NPR about What’s Terrifying Teens In Today’s YA Novels (click to go to the article). Specifically the article talks about how a lot of the current fears of adults trickle into popular YA novels, even if the novels were written just before things got really bad. Right now every country seems to be experiencing some economic troubles, and as I write this the USA government has shut down because of money based disagreements. Specially, the author of the article highlights The Hunger Games and Divergent, as books with terrifying economic based distress and how brutal unemployment is. I really suggest reading the article as it provides a lot of food for thought.
Until next time,