Thursday, April 19, 2012

THE BIG NEWS


Today is ze day.


And you're here for just one reason, aren't you?


The NEWS.


Today I get to reveal the NEWS. The BIG NEWS I've been sitting on all week, and am about to explode with excitement.


Are you ready for THE NEWS?


Really?  You're sure?



Okay, read on, then.  Here it is.  The BIG NEWS:







Palomar Pictures Options The Immortal Rules and Blood of Eden Series

by New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa







*Cue wild flailing*

Yes, The Immortal Rules has been optioned for a movie!

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Now, before the questions start flooding in; this was just finalized last week.  I don't know when they are going to start filming, or even if they are going to start filming.  An OPTION just means that the studio posseses the rights to make the book into a movie; it's not a 100% sure thing that the movie will be made.  I have no say in producers, I have no say in directors, I have no say in actors.  I MIGHT be consulted for certain things, but I might not. 


Still, we have an OPTION.  The first step in getting THE IMMORTAL RULES to the big screen.


Here is the rest of the press release:


Los Angeles, CA; Toronto, ON – April 19, 2012 – Independent film production company Palomar Pictures today announced that it has optioned Blood of Eden, the newest series from New York Times bestselling young adult author Julie Kagawa.  The Immortal Rules, the highly anticipated first book in the Blood of Eden series, will be published by Harlequin TEEN on April 24, 2012.



The Immortal Rules is set in a future world where humanity, decimated by a deadly virus, exists merely as a food source and slave class to an elite society of vampires. When a young woman, a survivor who dreams of the day humanity will rise up against their supernatural masters, is turned into a vampire, she is forced to choose between becoming what she despises or helping those who would destroy her.



Palomar principal Joni Sighvatsson was passionate about The Immortal Rules’ film potential and quick to secure film rights for the book and the Blood of Eden series. “It’s simply a great story with an electrifying heroine for the 21st century.  It makes the series an ideal subject for a film adaptation," said Sighvatsson. "Julie’s ability to familiarize the reader with this complex world in a few pages demonstrates the cinematic qualities of her imagination and complements my own sensibilities as a film producer."



Julie Kagawa felt that Sighvatsson was the right producer to partner with because of his tremendous track record for getting his films made and his passion for her books. "Joni does not take on a project unless he really loves it," Kagawa said. "He's thoughtful and established, and I know he's going to make a great movie that respects my material."



Sighvatsson has acquired a solid reputation in the movie industry. With more than 40 feature-film credits under his belt, Sighvatsson has worked closely with a wide range of talent, both in front of and behind the camera. The trademarks of his projects are the pairing of visionary directors—such as David Lynch, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Winding Refn and Julian Schnabel—with strong material. This has led to a body of work that is rich and diverse.



Natashya Wilson, senior editor for Harlequin TEEN, is thrilled that Kagawa's novels are finally coming to the big screen. "Julie writes in such a cinematic way, I have seen her books as films from day one. Her fans have been clamoring for Julie Kagawa movies for a long time and I am so pleased that they are finally going to get their wish fulfilled!"


About Palomar Pictures
Palomar Pictures is an independent film production company based in Los Angeles, California.  Owner and principal Joni Sighvatsson is a veteran Hollywood producer whose filmography includes WILD AT HEART, BASQUIAT, KALIFORNIA and ARLINGTON ROAD.  Since being acquired by Sighvatsson, the company has produced such films as K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson and BROTHERS directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal.  Palomar Pictures’ most recent feature was the action thriller KILLER ELITE, starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro.  Palomar announced a financial partnership with Grosvenor Park LLC in the fall of 2011 for three movies, including an adaptation of Stephen King's Rose Madder.

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So, that's my BIG NEWS.  I'm pretty stoked about it, if you couldn't tell.  I hope you are too, and I hope you share this with everyone you can, because the more people who are excited, the better the chances of seeing The Immortal Rules on the silver screen.

Let's make it happen!

~Julie

















104 comments:

  1. Yeah, Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! I hope it does get made into a film!!!

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  2. GAH! WAH! WEEE! EEEE!

    CONGRATULATIONS :D:D:D:D

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  3. OMG CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED! Hope they make a movie, even though i haven't read the book yet :) but WOW! thats so awesome!!

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  4. So excited for you! Great production team too! Go you! :)

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  5. Congratulations! *flitters around website with exitment!* such a great book they have got to do this!

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  6. Awesome. It really is something to be stoked about! Congratulation! You deserve it.

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  7. This is such awesome news!! I know I would love to see this on the big screen!! Congratulations!!

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  8. Huge congrats, Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!

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  9. OMG HELL YA IM STOKED! Congrats on this Julie. WOw I loved this book! im so excited *dances in confetti*

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  10. HOLY HOLY COW !!!! I was thinking and hoping that was the news! So funny Mikaela was just saying that to you about the movie and you already knew it would be a movie!!!!!!! You must have been dying. *flailsaroundscreamingexcitedly* I'm going to wake up Mikaela to tell her.

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  11. HOLY HOLY COW !!!! I was thinking and hoping that was the news! So funny Mikaela was just saying that to you about the movie and you already knew it would be a movie!!!!!!! You must have been dying. *flailsaroundscreamingexcitedly* I'm going to wake up Mikaela to tell her.

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  12. WOOHOO!!! That's fabulous. Now all I have to do is read this book and get ready for the maybe (it better happen Hollywood directors) movie. Congratulations! In order to have a book optioned for a film, you know that you have to one heck of an AWESOME author (which everyone [including me] knows) WOOT WOOT!!!

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  13. I think it's safe to say that you'll be flying for a little bit! Congratulations! I am very happy for you!

    Mo

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  14. WOWWW....AMAZING....hope it is made into a movie and i'll be sure to check it out

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  15. That's amazing Congratulations!!!

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  16. AWESOME! Congrats Julie! I hope we get to see a movie.

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  17. AWESOME! Congrats Julie! I hope we get to see a movie.

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  18. OH MY GAWDDDDDDDDDD!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS JULIEEE!!! I seriously hope filming starts SOON! The Immortal Rules was FANTASTIC! <3 It'll be awesome to watch it on the big screen :)

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  19. WOW! Congrats!!! That is so awesome! I can't wait for the book to be out so I can get sucked in ;-). This is some amazing BIG NEWS! :-D

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  20. Congrats! It would make an awesome movie!

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  21. Congratulations, that is so cool. I'm so close to being done with the book I have less then 100 pages and I started it yesterday :)

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  22. Ahh! How great! I'm so excited! :) Congratulations Julie!

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  23. How exciting! That's one step accomplished :).

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  24. Very awesome!!! Why can't they make a movie for the Iron Fey?? It's a great story line!!!! Anyways, this is awesome!!!!! WHOO-HOOOOOO!!!!!!
    P.S. TEAM PUCK FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    P.S.S. The extra exclamation points are for the fan war I have apparently waged. Still waiting for a reply, though. Wonder if The Wackness.2 is scared to fight for her precious Ash...

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    1. I already replied *****, someone isn't paying much attention in their own war!Look at the Your war terms, all the way at the bottom, DUH!!
      NEVER SAY ASH'S NAME IN VAIN, OR THE UNSEELIE DEMON INSIDE OF ME WILL TAKE OVER AND KILL puck!!!
      I NEED TO CHOOSE MY QUOTE CAREFULLY!
      P.S. TEAM ASH FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!
      Yours Psycotically,
      The Wackness.2

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    2. Yeah I know. I replied too. Get some glasses and look. Ironically, I'm the one who is NOT (keyword, NOT) freaking out, and I'm on Team Puck. Ha.
      P.S. TEAM PUCK FOREVER!!!!!!!
      P.S.S. Do not call me a *****, girl, or you will sincerely regret it...

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  25. Congratulations Julie!!!

    *high five*

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  26. DUDE! Congrats- that's fantastic!! :D

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  27. Congrats Julie!!!! That's fantastic news :D

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  28. WOW!!! Congrats! :D I'm so excited for you and mad pumped to read this book now, lol!

    Naturally, of course, I'd want to read it because it's your writing and also because this is just too awesome not to comment on.

    /froths at mouth excitedly in corner

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  29. That's awesome! AHH! I'm so excited.
    Hopefully the movie makers, unlike the book cover designers, will actually read the book and make Allie the correct race/ethnicity. The cover and website designer for Immortal Rules failed epicly.

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  30. COngrats! That's fabulous! I really think it would make an AMAZING film! I absolutely loved every second of it. So happy for you!

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  31. Congrats Julie!!! I'm really happy for you and so excited!! *hugs*

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  32. Congratz Julie! So happy for you! :p
    xxx

    #TheImmortalRulesMovie
    #Can't wait!!

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  33. So excited for you Julie! A huge congrats!

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  34. This is so awesome!!!! I finished reading an ARC of The Immortal Rules a while ago and I absolutely loved it, so this is the best thing I've heard all week! Congratulations Julie, you deserve it! :) Can't wait!

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  35. OMG! Congrats Julie! That is so awesome! I can't wait to read the book. Wow a movie? Ah so excited!

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  36. OMG! Congrats Julie! That is so awesome! I can't wait to read the book. Wow a movie? Ah so excited!

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  37. That's awesome! Congratz, just like what the lolcat is doing in the picture. I hope the Iron Fey series can get optioned someday, too.

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  38. Wow! That's amazing! I simple CANNOT wait until April 24 when I can get the book! Who knows, if this pulls through, the next step could be an Iron King Movie...........

    I cant wait to see the actress who plays Alison! I am so pumped already!
    CONGRATZ, Julie!

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  39. THAT'S SOOO AWESOME!!!!!! I can't wait for it!!!!!!! (both the movie and book) CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  40. gah, now i'm going to die from excitment!

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  41. Oh Julie! This is HUGE, I wish the best of luck to you! Congratulations! I am literally near tears! Thank you for writing such great books! You so deserve it, I can assure you that I will read the book, then watch the movie! I simply cannot wait! :-)

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  42. Julie, That's fantastic. You must be psyched. Open a bottle of the good stuff!
    When I read The Immortal Rules I thought that this was a book that would make a good movie. Not a billion special effects to mess up. OOH now we can all start to cast it. I have always thought Simon Baker (plays Patrick James on The Mentalist) would make a good vampire maker/mentor. Classy, handsome, and the littlest bit insouciant with a guilty secret.
    I know you have no say in casting, unless your agent got you a remarkable deal or you're the producer, but we all have our dreams....As far as an underweight girl for Allison she needs to be special, but a very thin actress shouldn't be hard to find. Woo Hoo!

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  43. WEEEEE!!!!! congrats Julie, this is aooo EXCITING!!!
    *squeals some more*

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  44. Congrats Julie, this is well deserved. While reading The Immortal Rules I pictured it in my mind coming to life and thought "This would make a really epic movie" with all the fight scenes, etc. I will spread the word. :)

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  45. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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  46. OH MY GOSH CONGRATULATION! You totally deserve it! I've heard NOTHING but gushing reviews that when I get my hands on the Immortal Rules my expectations will be so high and then when I actually read it, it will SHATTER those expectations! I'm so sure of it because you're an awesome author and person and totally deserve this! Congratulations again! :)

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  47. Wow!!! Congratulations! This really is BIG news! I really hope it'll push through. and if it does... do you think they'd do the Iron Fey too after? maybe Puck can help "persuade" the idea... probably in a way that won't end in having them stuck in the Nevernever though. LOL.


    Again, Congratulations! *commence slow clap* ^_^

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  48. OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't for it to be released already!!! Can't wait to see who they will pick to portrait Zack and Allie! And I agree with Janus (the comment above!) that they also should turn the Iron Fey series into movies afterwards!

    Congratulations again! :D

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  49. Probably the most exciting news I've had in a while!

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  50. EEEEKEKK AAHHH THATS SOO FRICKIN AWESOME!! IF IT DUZ TURN IN2 A MOVIE IM GOING 2 THE FIRST PREMIERE!!!!! =DDD

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  51. EEEEKEKK AAHHH THATS SOO FRICKIN AWESOME!! IF IT DUZ TURN IN2 A MOVIE IM GOING 2 THE FIRST PREMIERE!!!!! =DDD

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  52. Im exited even though i haven't read it, must be good if they already want film rights. Now all we have to do is wait for them to realize the awesomeness of the Iron Fey.

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  53. Hi i Live in Georgia maybe you will come to the town of Statesboro oneday. We do have a university here and its only about 60 miles from Savannah Ga. You would Love it here. I wish i could go to one of your book signing but i am disabled so you have to come to our only one Books a million in statesboro. lol I am so Happy about your book going to be made into a movie. I will keep my fingers crossed. thanks joannie jscddmj [at] aol [dot]com

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  54. BARKING. BLOODY. SPIDERS. O.O *cue screaming* But where do Meg, Ash, and Puck come in? They should consider that tooooooooooooo.........

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  55. THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!! I really hope they make a movie and that if they do they cast an Asian as Allie. I just don't want them to white-wash it. I wanna see an Asian heroine in a movie for once! Like Mulan only better! :D

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  56. That is huge news, congratulations!!!! It must be a realllyyyyy, reallyyy good book!!! I cannot wait to read it!!! I havent gotten a copy yet, but I am totally going to, and I will love this book :)
    Congrats again!!!
    Alyssa <3

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  57. Congrats!!! That'll be a great movie :)
    Lily

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  58. That is awesome! Congratulations! :)

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  59. Congratulations! I think it looks like it would make a great movie! I'm very interested in reading it.

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  60. Congratulations! THIS IS SO EXCITING! :D

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  61. I am ashamed to say the The Immortal Rules is the first book of yours I have read. Hangs head in shame but the Iron Fey series is on my TBR. I loved Allison Sekemoto's story. I was forunate to receive an eARC through Net Galley. I cannot wait to see where he journey takes her.

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  62. I had no idea that *TODAY* was the official release day! *smacks forehead* Buuuut...it's not reallllly my fault, because my Chapters store had it on the shelves TWO weeks ago!

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  63. This is going to be AWESOME!

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  64. Julie, you soooooo deserve this recognition!!!! When I saw this news on Facebook the other day... it made MY day!! I can only imagine how thrilled you had to have been when you got the news!! Congratulations!!!

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  65. Hey, that's amazing! I bought the book a few days ago and finished reading it today and it was awesome! I was wondering of you know where and when the auditions would be (if it happens) because I would like audition. Thanks! And congratulations! :)

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  66. Omg yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cant wait

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  67. OMG!!!!!!!! If they mess up the book in any way im gonna be pissed...

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  68. The book is amazing!!! I was tired of the gratuitous over-saturation of vampires in literature and films at the moment, but this novel doesn't need a gimmick to keep you captivated. I'm a writer and I haven't read books for a while, because nothing immerses me in that world like it used to when I was a child. But this did. The fact that there was a strong female protagonist was excellent. I like to see women kicking butt, not mindlessly waiting for the man to spring to their rescue or complete their life, like Bella Swan. The romance was well played, it wasn't overdone and farcical. I also thought as I was reading it what a great movie it would make, because there's so much action. Zeke and Allison don't stare longingly into each others eyes millions of times, they get things done. Everything in the novel is explained well, making it seem more plausible. I was also happy to see an Asian protagonist, because it made it more interesting.

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  69. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!can't wait!!!!

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  70. I am SO happy for you! I hope they make the eternity cure a movie too!! Well put it into thought... They can't leave it off like that! CONGRATS! I have told so many friends that they should read your books and that you are the best author EVER! So far one of my friends already read the immortal rules and is reading The Eternity Cure! I already read them. I LOVE them! Congrats again! LOL! They cannot I repeat CANNOT mess up movie with the rabids and everything! Love your writing!

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  71. Also I read the Iron Fey books too! Congrats!

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  72. congratulations! this is my favorite series yet! hope it goes to the big screens!

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  73. I have yet to read that series. but WHEN WILL THEY MAKE/RELEASE THE IRON KING SERIES!!!!!!

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  75. Julie can u ask if u can make a movie on the iron king plsplspls pls I think it would be an amazing movie!!!!!!

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  76. I think if u hopefully make a movie on the iron king then a great character for ash would be Logan lerman !!!!!!

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  77. you should have a say in the cast since you wrote the book

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  78. Oh my goodness.

    I think you should have some say in this - it's your book and it was honestly really damn amazing.

    There's this little part of me that doesn't want it to be a book cause it'll ruin my imagination but oh well :)

    Congrats!

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  79. I am super excited!!!! I will definitely watch this movie. I LOVED the two books in this series. So happy for you. Congrats Julie! You are an amazing writer and I love all of your books. Hope to see this movie soon!!!!

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  80. I am super excited!!!! I will definitely watch this movie. I LOVED the two books in this series. So happy for you. Congrats Julie! You are an amazing writer and I love all of your books. Hope to see this movie soon!!!!

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  81. hehe
    Kanin should be Jason stathom aka transporter
    jackal should be jace from the mortal instruments
    Jeremy sumpter or Matthew gray gubler should be esekiel
    Jessica green as Allison

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  82. EEEEEEEE!!!!! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  83. WOW, CONGRATS I have been hoping for a movie ever since the first book came out... can't wait, when do they think it will be on big screen

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  85. Is there still talk of a movie because I would love to see this come to life on big screen it would be amazing :) and are there going to be more books to come?

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  86. I am so happy! I just finished the last book and started crying towards the end (SO SAD). A movie would just be awesome!!!!! :)

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  87. I REALLY HOPE THEY MAKE THESE BOOKS INTO A MOVIE!!!

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  88. PLEASE LET THESE BOOKS HIT THE BIG SCREEN!

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  89. OMG!!! CAN'T WAIT!!! JUST FINISHED THE SERIES AGAIN!!! OMG IN A PUDDLE OF TEARS!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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