At Scholastic’s NYC headquarters yesterday, illustrator Kazy Kibuishi presented the last of the new Harry Potter book editions. You can check out the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows cover below. The event coincided with Harry Potter and author J.K. Rowling’s birthday! Happy belated birthday Harry and Jo!
At the same time the spines of each book were released. Together they create a photo of Hogwarts! I might just have to buy the set again.
The box set also includes a new photo of Hogsmeade:
Pottermore has announced that new features will be coming to the site once the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is released in the coming weeks. Two of those new features include the ability to comment on Moments, chapters, and J.K. Rowling’s entries, and Book Pages.
“You will not only have the ability to comment on Moments, but each book, each chapter, and each exclusive content entry from J.K. Rowling, so you can discuss your feelings and ideas about the Harry Potter stories and interact with the Pottermore community,” writes Pottermore on their Insider blog.
In addition, Pottermore will launch “Book Pages” which each share very basic information about the seven Harry Potter books. You will be able to leave comments about each book as well.
Comments have always been integrated into Pottermore at the end of each Chapter but as users get house points for each comment it is difficult to see how implementing comments elsewhere through the site will encourage readers to have a discussion. I wish that Pottermore would focus on the millions of Harry Potter fans rather than just new readers of the books, but at least they’re trying to improve the website! Do you still use Pottermore?
Actor Nat Wolff says he’s up for a role in The Fault in Our Stars movie. Wolff was originally in the running to be the lead male role of Gus but as that part eventually went to Ansel Elgort, he’s free to pursue other roles.
“It was really great. The script is really great,” Wolff said about auditioning for Gus. But the second part of his comment was more interesting, “Josh Boone, who did Stuck in Love is directing the movie, and I think I might—it’s still in negotiations—but I might be playing another role in the movie. [We’re] still figuring it out. I’d love to be a part of it, just to work with Josh, and it’s a cool story.” – Hollywood Crush
The obvious choice for Wolff would be Isaac, the cancer patient who lost both of his eyes and is Gus’ best friend.
Wolff starred in Boone’s Stuck in Love, which is how he probably auditioned for Gus in the first place. We’re glad to see that Boone and producer Wyck Godfrey are still trying to have him be a part in The Fault in Our Stars. He played the role of Rusty, brother of Samantha (Lily Collins) and son of William (Greg Kinnear). Stuck in Love hits United States theaters July 5.
The Fault in Our Stars movie will begin shooting this August. The highly-anticipated adaptation of John Green’s beloved novel stars Elgort as Gus and Shailene Woodley as Tris. The two are currently shooting another book to film, Divergent by Veronica Roth, in Chicago.
The International trailer for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters has just been released on the internet via MSN. This all new trailer is visually exciting, and takes you deeper into the plot of the movie with many new scenes that we have not seen before!
The film will hit theaters on August 7th, 2013, and stars Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson, Brandon T. Jackson as Grover, Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, and Leven Rambin as Clarisse. The film will follow the events of the second novel in the Percy Jackson series by the same name, which chronicles the adventures of thirteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends rescue his satyr friend Grover from the Cyclops Polyphemus and save the camp from a Titan’s attack by bringing the Golden Fleece to cure Thalia’s poisoned pine tree.
Some exciting news for Hunger Games fans came at BookExpo America over the weekend, when Suzanne Collins, author of best selling series The Hunger Games revealed that she plans to return to YA fiction!
Unfortunately Collins wouldn’t give us any more details aside from revealing that her new book for teens will be a series. In the meantime she will be releasing a new book in September, Year of the Jungle which is a children’s books.
Collins told the BEA audience that she is currently helping with the scripts for Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2, which will hit theaters in November 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Due to her current commitments we expect that Collins won’t be publishing the first book in this new series until 2014/2015.
Before The Hunger Games, Collins had written another series for teens that was lesser known titled The Underland Chronicles. Five books were published in the series between 2003 and 2007 before she moved on to her books following Katniss. So if you haven’t had a chance to read those and are eager for some more Suzanne Collins material go ahead and grab them from your local bookstore/library.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in theaters November 22.
Today we’ve had Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne’s portraits unveiled and to top off this day of eye candy we have Finnick Odair played by Sam Claflin! He is a tribute from District 4 who originally won his Hunger Games when he was just 14 years old. He gives Katniss the impression that he is a vain flirt who enjoys the attention that his victory gave him but we will see deeper into his character in the following movies. We can’t wait to see the film on November 22! Which poster do you prefer? Peeta, Gale or Finnick’s? Check out the other posters, including a look at Katniss, right here!
Earlier today YABR revealed the first few stills from ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, then we gave you a sneak peek to the trailer, finally we have the poster for you! It’s been a big day for this movie, but wait until Sunday when the full trailer will be released at the MTV Movie Awards.
Thanks to Hypable for the poster.
EW has posted a the first chapter from Lemony Snicket’s latest novel Who Could that be at This Hour?
The novel releases on October 23, but you can get your first look at the book below. The story follows a young Lemony Snicket who is in a fading town, far from anyone he knows or trusts, he begins his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He starts by asking questions that shouldn’t have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn’t be read. This is the first volume.
There was a town, there was a girl, and there was a theft. I was living in town, and I was hired to investigate the theft, and I thought the girl had nothing to do with it. I was almost thirteen and I was wrong. I was wrong about all of it. I should have asked the question, “Why would someone say something was stolen when it was never theirs to begin with?” Instead I asked the wrong question — four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the first. (Read the rest here)