From the Buzzworthy young adult novel challenge, I know many of you are huge fans of the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series, so this news might interest you. The first of the series will be adapted for film, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (writer/director of Thirteen), and will star Kristen Stewart (Into the Wild, In the Land of Women) in the lead role. Variety continues:
The film... centers on a 17-year-old girl who moves to a small town to live with her father and becomes drawn to a mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. Their unorthodox romance puts her in danger when his nemesis comes to town.
It's nice that they're going with a relative unknown for the lead role in this dark tale, and after seeing Into the Wild, I think Stewart appears to have the depth to play such an intriguing character. What do you think? Is this a good book-to-movie idea, or do you not want the novel possibly tarnished by a film adaptation?