Once again, I’m hearing things a bit late, but here’s some belated news:
1. Veronica Roth’s Allegiant will be split into two films
Apparently, this fact was announced four months ago and I totally missed it.
Really, the whole last-book-as-two-films thing isn’t all that new; Twilight, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games all did the same. However, as noted by Entertainment Weekly’s Erin Strecker, cutting Allegiant in half may result in “kill[ing] all the suspense” built up in the third film and ultimately result in two lesser movies. She explains that this problem is unique to Allegiant because of the way the book ends.
I think I agree.
I’m not sure the series’ final book has enough content to be spread across two films without severely dampening its entertainment value. Then again, I haven’t read Roth’s other books concerning Four. Maybe those have extra material that can properly fatten up the films.
2. Marie Lu’s Legend series will be made into a graphic novel
The announcement about a Legend graphic novel shouldn’t have surprised me as much as it did. Thanks to Lu’s manga-style promo and concept art, I actually imagined Day and June as anime characters while reading the books; I don’t normally do that.
As one might have guessed, Lu won’t be doing the illustrations for the graphic novel herself. That’ll be done by Kaari, and the writing will be adapted by Leigh Dragoon. As you can see to the right (assuming the image is showing up), Kaari gave Day a much needed haircut (coincidentally, he looks more like I imagined him than how Marie Lu drew him).
Note: I stumbled across this Legend news on another blog.