Friday, March 27, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009


ImageMovers and Disney to Adapt Stoneheart
Source: The Hollywood Reporter March 24, 2009

ImageMovers and Disney are in negotiations to pick up film rights to "The Stoneheart Trilogy," a young-adult fantasy book series by Charlie Fletcher. ImageMovers' Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will produce.

The Hollywood Reporter says the books revolve around a 12-year-old London boy who enters a hidden alternate world where statues, imbued with the soullike essence of their makers, come to life. The boy's presence upsets a balance between good and evil, and while dealing with such creatures as sphinxes and gargoyles, he teams with an orphan girl and the statue of a World War I gunner to try to set things right.

The third "Stoneheart" book, "Silvertongue," is due in stores next month.

The intent is to adapt Stoneheart using performance-capture

New Moon

For Twilight fans out there, it seems that they have cast the rest of the Quileute tribe.

Los Angeles, CA — March 23, 2009 — Summit Entertainment announced today that Native American/First Nation actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON. In the film, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family. The wolf pack members will join Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and fellow wolf pack member Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz which will be released domestically November 20, 2009.

Friday, March 20, 2009

What's New at New Milford Library

Jarod Riedl Wins State Investwrite competition

Jarod Riedl won first place for his essay in the Connecticut Investwrite Competition, a part of the Stock Market Game, which is sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Educcation. Elizabeth Reidel, New England Regional Director for the Investor Education presented Jarod with the award at the New Milford Library on March 13th. Jarod's father, Frank Riedl looks on proudly.

Multicultural Day

The YA Council will host Multicultural Day March 21st a program for 4-7 year olds of games, crafts and food from other countries.

Book Buddies
Look at our Book Buddies

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Wii Bowling Tournament

April 18 Join us for a fun day of Virtual Bowling. Team with
a Grandparent or come alone for food and prizes.

Roots and Shoots

May 16 Learn about the Roots and Shoots Program and what
you can do to Save the Earth.

YA Council

Next meetings April 8, 2009
May 13, 2009
June 10,2009

Stockmarket Awards and Party

May 4th. See who our Star Financiers will be for 2009.

Chess Tournament May 20th 4 pm

Look for the Date of the Science Fair
at Hill and Plain School
where the Young Adult Council will represent the library

Chess and Go

Our Weekly Strategy Club meets Wednesday's at 4
Play Chess, Go or Risk with like minds.

Bring in the books you have read. Get some new books for Summer.
June 24th

Join us this Summer for Express Yourself @ Your Library

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Alexandra Daddario Joining Percy Jackson
Source: The Hollywood Reporter March 18, 2009

Alexandra Daddario has landed the lead female role in Fox 2000's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The actress joins Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson in the fantasy-adventure movie being directed by Chris Columbus. Columbus and Craig Titley have adapted the screenplay from Rick Riordan's best-selling children's novel.

The Greek mythology-inflected book involves Poseidon's half-human son, Percy, who's on a quest across modern America to prevent a war among the gods.

Daddario will play Athena's 18-year-old daughter, Annabeth, a warrior at Camp Half-Blood with Percy and potential romantic foil.

"Lightning Thief" is the first of five novels about Percy Jackson and the Olympians -- the fifth, "The Last Olympian," is due in stores in May.

The film begins shooting in Vancouver in April.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Hunger Games Movie

Lionsgate Feasts on The Hunger Games
Source: Lionsgate March 18, 2009

Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film version of Suzanne Collins' best-selling futuristic young adult novel The Hunger Games. Collins will adapt the screenplay from her novel, the first in a trilogy. Nina Jacobson is producing through her Color Force shingle. The announcement was made by Joe Drake, Lionsgate President, Motion Picture Group, and Co-Chief Operating Officer.

"The Hunger Games" was published by Scholastic last year, and has been singled out for raves by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer. The trilogy's eagerly anticipated second installment, "Catching Fire," is due out September 1, 2009.

Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production, Alli Shearmur, will oversee the production for the studio, along with Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Production, Jim Miller.

Said Shearmur, "'The Hunger Games' is an incredible property and it is a thrill to bring it home to Lionsgate. This is exactly the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: youthful, exciting, smart and edgy. We are looking forward to working with Nina and Suzanne to create a movie that satisfies audiences' hunger for high-quality entertainment."

Said Jacobson, "I am thrilled to have Lionsgate as a partner in 'The Hunger Games.' The suspense of 'The Hunger Games' is heightened by its spirit of moral inquiry, and Suzanne has entrusted Lionsgate and me to bring that moral perspective to the adaptation - a charge we fully intend to honor."

In the story, a dystopic Capitol requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl who are forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When Katniss Everdeen's little sister is chosen in the lottery, Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Percy Jackson

Lerman and Jackson the Leads in Percy Jackson
Source: Variety March 2, 2009

Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson have landed the leading roles in Fox 2000's Percy Jackson, reports Variety.

Chris Columbus will direct the adventure/fantasy about the titular schoolboy (Lerman) whose world is turned upside-down when he discovers that his father is actually the Greek god Poseidon. The story kicks off with Percy becoming the prime suspect when Zeus' master lightning bolt is stolen. The boy has just 10 days to find and return the stolen property to bring peace to the warring gods.

Jackson will play Percy's best friend Grover, a satyr. Fox 2000 is looking to place a number of big-name actors in the smaller roles of the gods.

Filming is scheduled to begin in April in Europe for a February 12, 2010 release.

Craig Titley and Columbus adapted from "The Lighting Thief," the first of five novels in Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series.