The 12 Most Interesting Upcoming YA Movies
Last month, fans of District 13 dove into the ultimate Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection, which contains over 14 hours of bonus content and gives fans the chance to experience the whole story front-to-back. With that in mind, we’re trying to find the next potential heir apparent to the Young Adult fiction throne, the next beloved YA movies to catch fire with the world, all twelve of which you can read about in the gallery below!
The YA movie boom began auspiciously in 2001 with the back-to-back release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Since then, audiences have been flocking to adaptations of childhood and tween favorites in droves, creating franchise phenomenons like the The Hunger Games, Twilight and Narnia movies, along with one-off hits like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or The Fault in Our Stars.
Of course, there have been some bumps in the road as well, with an equally long — if not longer — list of Johnny-come-latelys that didn’t pass muster: The Golden Compass, Lemony Snicket, Ender’s Game, Mortal Instruments, City of Ember and Beautiful Creatures, just to name a few.
Now we’re at a critical intersection of the YA book-to-film legacy, with The Hunger Games finished, The Divergent Series fumbling at the box office and Narnia rebooting with a new company. Is there another Harry Potter or Katniss Everdeen out there? Another world like Middle-earth or Narnia to devour? Another couple like Bella and Edward to, uh, drink in? Take a look at our list of the most interesting upcoming YA movies in all stages of development below!