Movie Adaptations

There are two trailers out now, and they both have the same actor as their main character, which is a little confusing. I’m talking about Beastly and I Am Number Four. 

In Beastly, written by Alex Flinn, Alex Pettyfer plays Kyle Kingsley, a golden-haired popular boy who ticks off the wrong witch and is turned into – you guessed it – a beast. In the movie version, he becomes super scarred and bald, but in the book he really becomes a beast, complete with fur and claws. He has to find true love to break the curse. Hey, this sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

In I Am Number Four, written by Pittacus Lore (pseudonym of James Frey), Pettyfer plays Number Four, known on Earth as John Smith. He and nine others escaped from their home planet Lorien after it was taken over by the Mogadorians, but now they are being hunted. Three are already dead and Number Four is next. I think the best part about this movie will be Dianna Agron (Glee‘s Quinn) playing Sarah.

Even though it’s not even close to production, I have to bring up the (still hopefully pending) adaptation of The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins. The right actors in this movie will make it completely awesome, but if the wrong people are chosen, it’s going to flop hard. So what do you think? Who should play Katniss, Peeta, and Gale?

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