14 YA Film Adaptations Sparked By ‘Hunger Games’ Success
Young adult adaptations seem to be Hollywood’s favorite type of film to make as of late, and after the huge box office success of the first two Hunger Games movies, it’s not hard to see why. Mockingjay: Part 1, the first of the two-part ending to the series, is set to hit theaters in November, but there are also plenty of other popular YA movie adaptations in the works. Here are 14 YA film adaptations sparked by the success of The Hunger Games.
Summer Entertainment picked up the film rights to the first novel of the popular YA dystopian trilogy in March 2011. The movie, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James as the main characters, Tris and Four, and adapted by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, was released on March 21, 2014, hoping to fill the strong female heroine void left after The Hunger Games: Catching Fire release in November. The first installment of the franchise grossed over $269 million worldwide against its budget of $85 million. The follow-up, Insurgent, is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2015.