LD Entertainment Options Hush Hush

230px-Hush,hushFans of the Hush Hush Saga are getting their wish: LD Entertainment optioned the film rights to this the hit Young Adult novels. Currently, Greek creator Patrick Sean Smith has been hired to write the screen play for the first installment Hush Hush.

The Hush Hush saga by Becca Fitzpatrick is comprised of four books (Hush Hush, Crescendo, Silence, and Finale) and is centered on 16 year old Nora Gray. When she falls for the mysterious Patch, she gets more than she bargained for! Patch happens to be a fallen angel who is in the midst of a war between Fallen Angels and the Nephilim (beings that can take over a fallen angel’s body). Can Nora and Patch’s love survive this heavenly battle?

Fitzpatrick confessed to Entertainment Weekly that she is concerned about the casting. She had imagined certain actors when she wrote the novels but those actors would now be too old to play them. Some fans hope the company does like Twilight and find unknowns who become the characters instead of hiring A-list celebrities for hype.

Production on the film is expected to start in Fall 2013.


By the Book: Breaking Dawn

Contains Spoilers

The Twilight Saga movies have a tumultuous history. The first adaptation was a horrible movie, slicing and cutting at fan favorite books passages. The movies became increasing better culminating with Eclipse. Break Dawn Part 2 takes after Eclipse as an adaptation; it takes the best from the book and makes it better.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 includes material from the last 400 pages of the book and picks up where the last movie left off: Bella’s transformation to vampire. Overall the movie is a loyal adaptation to the source material. The movie cuts out small portions in order to move the story along. The only real loss was the fear J. Jenks felt for Jasper (and I was hoping for a created flashback for that).

But like the other installments, it reduces or cuts out character completely. With this being said, the movie does include the majority of the Cullen’s witness though it cuts down on the Volturi clan. These new characters are well cast and, unlike previous installments, look like the characters in Stephenie Meyer’s book. And many of the characters lines come directly from the book.

Changes in the movie do make correct some issues with the novel. I personally was quite upset that there was no fight after the build up of other vampires. Other complained that there were no deaths and fans did not have to mourn. I understand this point, but I like for my characters to live. The twist ending changes these complaints making the movie compelling and keeps fans on their toys. It’s like watching The Walking Dead and getting a great surprise in the TV that wasn’t in the comics. Fans should stick with the movie through the twist, no matter their first reaction. In fact, the ending gives a more “happily ever after” outlook than the book by including scenes Alice envisioning the future.  Even the credit give homage to the whole cast and fans feel like they are saying good bye to old friends, just like they felt when they closed the final book.

The movie also makes Bella a little less perfect. She has great self control but in the movie she actually gets close to the human before turning back. Unfortunately, the acting does not hold up in her fury towards Jacob though Stewart does well with the mother/daughter bond. It boggles me why Bella has more color as a vampire than she did as a human. Otherwise, seeing beloved characters come to life is a treat for fans.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 is one of the better movies in the Twilight Saga and Melissa Rosenberg expands on the material already written by Meyer. Fans will be please with the ending of this installment as a stand alone movie, and also as an ending to a beloved movie journey.