Young adult novels are all the rage in the publishing world. From Twilight, to The Hunger Games, to Necromancing the Stone, the YA market is one of the most profitable, viable designations in the book game right now. Similar logic applies to movies. Film adaptations of these books are, obviously, huge. There is a ready-made audience, not to mention that these books are prone to sequel after sequel, so there’s a built-in franchise right there.
It’s getting to point where the book doesn’t even have to be published in order to be optioned for a movie. We saw it with I Am Number Four, and now Universal is getting on that train, picking up the forthcoming YA title Arclight.
Written by Josin L. McQuein, Arclight is a post-apocalyptic joint due to hit bookshelves on April 23, 2013. Apparently the kids today love to see versions of themselves patrolling the desolate husk of a ruined civilization. What does that say about the collective mental state of our youth?