June 2014 {issue 9}

Fandom Monthly Magazine presents.....

June 2014

The Fault In Our Stars movie made an estimated amount of $48.2 million dollars during opening weekend! That is a record!

Fox also released an annotated footnotes trailer!

The official Not About Angels music video was also released!

Divergent was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards including Action Movie, Actor In An Action Movie (Theo James) and Actress In An Action Movie (Shailene Woodley).



The Divergent BluRay and DVD will be available for purchase on August 5, but will be available for digital download on July 22nd!
Target will have the special edition where you can get the DVD featuring new cover art, with an extra disc including forty-five minutes of content, along with divergent temporary tattoos, plus a four fleece blanket!

The Divergent sequel Insurgent has begun its production on May 27, 2014  in Atlanta with new director Robert Schwentke. Lionsgate expects Insurgent to make between $350 million to $400 million worldwide.

The actor Keiynan Lonsdale will be playing the well known Uriah. He recently starred on an Australian dance drama called Dance Academy. 

The lovely Suki Waterhouse will be playing the role of Marlene, a member of the dauntless. In case you don't know Suki, she is a twenty-two year old actress/model and the girlfriend of Bradley Cooper.

Rosa Salazar will be playing Lynn.
Fun fact
She even shaved her head to match the role!

The beautiful Naomi Watts will be playing Fours mother Evelyn.

Lynn and Shauna's little brother Hector will be played by the adorable Emjay Anthony!

Octavia Spencer is playing Johanna, the representative/speaker for amity.

Daniel Dae Kim (Lostand Legend of Korra) will be playing the Candor representative Jack Kang.

Jonny Weston will be playing a new character, Edgar was not known in the book series. This makes fans very excited to see what kind of role he will be playing in Insurgent.

Four:A Divergent Collection will be released July 8, 2014.
Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.
Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling divergent series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy
From goodreads.com 

The Mortal Instruments:City Of Bones was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards including Action Movie, Actor in an action movie (Jamie Campbell Bower) and actress in an action movie (Lily Collins).

The Teen Choice Awards 2014 will be live August 10 on Fox.

Ever wondered about the enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane? The only character to appear in every Shadowhunter book, Magnus has a past even more shrouded in mystery than his present. I’ve teamed up with acclaimed YA writers Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to create the Bane Chronicles, the back (and front) story of Magnus told in ten linked tales.
Look for short stories like Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale; The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumort; Saving Raphael Santiago and What To Buy The Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway). Each story will be available as an ebook on a monthly basis starting April 16 with the tale of What Happened In Peru.
Each story will be released monthly online for the next ten months — and then for those who don’t read e-books, the full print collection will be available in bookstores and wherever else books are sold after the Chronicles have been finished

From Goodreads.com
You can purchase the full print collection November 11,2014.

After Cassandra Clare's City of Heavenly Fire event in Newcastle, she dropped news about a new short story collection that is focused all on Simon Lewis!

A new snippet from The Dark Artifices has been released:
“Yeah,” he said, eyelashes lowering as his gaze traced the movement of her fingers. “It hurt me being away from you. It feels like there’s a hook dug in under my ribs, and there’s something pulling at the other end. Like I’m tethered to you, no matter the distance.”

City of Heavenly Fire is currently #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street's Journal best sellers list! 

The countdown continues for the long awaited film adaptation of the book If I Stay. With only a little under 2 months left until the movies U.S release of August 22, 2014, new stills, a teaser trailer and the official poster have been put out on social media through the movies official tumblr site. More than ever fans are excited and eagerly wait the day the movie hits theaters. A few lucky individuals have been fortunate enough to have already seen the movie and their reactions have been nothing short of pure joy. 

Notice anything interesting about the poster?

These stills give chills and anticipation increase to extremely high levels. August 22nd can not come fast enough. 

This new  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 promotional picture surfaced.

Here is the President Snow's Panem Address - "Together as One" clip to go along with the first promotional picture. It was thought to be a teaser trailer.

Brand new The Maze Runner tie-in movie covers have been released.

Also, lots of promotional pictures, and stills have surfaced in social media.

Bestselling author Jenny Han released a new book in April, and it has already been optioned for a major motion picture by Overbrook Entertainment! Many believe that To All The Boys I've Loved Before is being optioned because the huge success of another contemporary book to movie adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars.

A brand new The Giver poster was released!

These character posters were also released:

As well as these stills:

Giver fans finally have black and white! As many of you know, the first The Giver trailer was in full color, presumably to capture a viewer from the start. This, however, displeased many of the books’ fans. With round two of trailers, the film-makers seemed to have listened to our pleas for accuracy and taken away the color from most of the newest trailer.
This trailer begins once again with a Meryl Streep voiceover, though this time it begins in black and white. This thankfully mirrors the book, as well as the gradual way Jonas sees color as he is given memories by the Giver. But that seems to be as far as the trailer goes for accuracy.
The scene after Streep’s voice-over has finished, we see Jonas and his friends (nowhere near the twelve years of age that was specified in the book) standing on a roof top, discussing one of their jobs. Jonas makes a remark about wanting to see what’s past the edge of their world. This makes him seem like the seed of a rebellion planted in their so-called “perfect” society that we’ve seen in so many other popular dystopian films. Jonas’s “rebellion” doesn’t truly happen until the society’s walls start crumbling around him and the truth is revealed. Perhaps this scene is taken from a later bit in the film, after Jonas has met with the Giver, but this in unlikely as the scene is in black and white.
The film-makers have also seemed to give Fiona, Jonas’s friend, a love interest role. One of the things I appreciated from the novel was that, for once, there wasn’t a romance that the main character had to depend on. So why have the film-makers suddenly chosen to add romance? The answer is simple and for the same reason they upped the ages. Many of the popular young adult adaptations that have done so well in the box office recently feature a teenager (of about sixteen) who falls in love whilst taking society down from the inside out. And Jonas, now presumably sixteen and with a love interest, fits this mold.
Though these changes may anger fans of the book, they may help The Giver do well in the box office. As I said in my previous article about the first trailer, there’s a lack of action in the novel. But from the looks of this trailer, we’ll be on the edge of our seats in the theater, hoping that Jonas survives.
Watch the trailer here:

Team credits:
Grace - The Fault In Our StarsThe Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, and the To All the Boys I've Loved Before articles
Maddie - The Giver Article
Sam - Divergent and The Mortal Instruments articles
Nancy - If I Stay article

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