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Ender’s Game and Hunger Games: Young adult books as movies

Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield in Ender’s Game. (Image Credit: Richard Foreman)

Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield in Ender’s Game. (Image Credit: Richard Foreman)

Whether cult favorites or bestsellers, young adult books have been hitting the big screen in a big way since about 2001. The success of the Harry Potter films have inspired filmmakers to look for the next hit series, and with the conclusion of the Twilight films and the last Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, hitting screens this month, is Ender’s Game, based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, poised to become a new hit? If you’re looking for a good research topic for a film studies paper, take a peek at how the growth of the YA novel market has impacted the market for teen-centric films. Read more