If you’ve been thinking that Barry Lyga’s amazing serial killer-thriller YA book “I Hunt Killers” was most desperately deserving of its own TV show, guess what: Hollywood agrees with you! And if you’ve been thinking that there’s no better home for the charming, mysterious and maybe-murderous Jasper Dent than the same network that gave us the macabre camp of “Pretty Little Liars”… um, you’re psychic? Or at least, you should seriously consider a career in book scouting! Because according to Deadline, ABC Family has, indeed, picked up the book for development into a series.
For those not in the know, “I Hunt Killers” is the story of Jasper “Jazz” Dent, a teenage boy with a famous father—and by famous, we mean infamous. Jasper is the son of one of the country’s most prolific and notorious serial killers, and some think that he’s inherited more from his deadly dad than just a strong jaw and a pair of nice eyes… especially now that people in his hometown are suddenly dying under mysterious circumstances. The first book, which kicked off an intended series with a bloody flourish last spring, sees Jasper collaborating with the police in an attempt to clear his name. But with buried secrets and brutal memories continually coming back to haunt him, it’s not entirely clear whether Jasper is the hero of the story, or the villain, or both.
As of right now, there’s not much to report —although “Dexter” writer Arika Mittman is on tap to develop the script, which means that the dark and gritty source material is in very good hands. But with a career-making lead role up for grabs, we’re thinking that some of Hollywood’s best young men are looking ripe to be stalked…er, talked about.
Have you read “I Hunt Killers”? Are you excited to see it turned into a show?
You knew it was coming: In a year when “The Hunger Games” took Hollywood by storm, holiday gifts for the dystopian literature-lover are the big thing this Christmas, especially for girls who want to be just like Katniss Everdeen when they grow up (albeit minus the starvation, burn scars and mass violent death).
From Capitol couture stocking stuffers and must-have fashions for the arena, to equipment that’ll help hone the would-be tribute’s survival skills, to the latest entries into the “Hunger Games” oeuvre by other talented authors, this group of gifts will be right up the alley of any girl who’s had her imagination captured by Suzanne Collins’ trilogy about a world gone mad.
1. Distressed lace-up combat boots, $40, (Charlotte Russe)
2. The “Divergent” series box set, $23 (Barnes & Noble)
3. China Glaze “Hunger Games” nail polish collection, $50 for all 12 colors (Salon Supply)
4. Working Compass Necklace, $16.50 (Etsy)
5. District Primitive longbow, $81 (Lancaster Archery)
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What items would you add to this list?
It’s not much, but we’ve finally gotten a little tiny glimpse of the arena from the upcoming “Catching Fire“—and of Katniss and Peeta taking a dip in the dangerous waters of their island paradise. The follow-up film to “The Hunger Games” has been shooting in Hawaii, and a couple pics have finally leaked of Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in the Quarter Quell arena—an island environment that includes a whole mess of aquatic hazards—getting ready to rumble in their Capitol-issue bathing suits.
Okay, so we’re using the term “bathing suits” kind of loosely; these little numbers are definitely more function than fashion…although there is something a little bit sexy about them too, right? And while we can’t see much more of the landscape than a pair of platforms surrounded by water, it’s pretty exciting to get a sneak peek at the action in store with that shot of Jennifer in mid-dive. Girl’s got GAME FACE.
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What do you think of this first look at the aquatic action of “Catching Fire”? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!