Since Harry Potter and the Twilight movie series will come to an end in the next two years, Hollywood is striving to give audiences a new reason to head over to their local movie theatres. This is why a lot of the popular young adult fiction novels are having their movie rights bought so quickly.
This small article by Jenny Davies gives us a list of 10 books that could possibly be the next record breaking hit at the box office.
The list includes:
-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
-Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
-Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
-Uglies series by Scott Westfield
-Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
-Wake by Lisa McMann
-Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
-Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
-The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Now don't get too excited. These novels all have a chance of being scrapped by the movie studios that now have rights to them. I remember when A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray was all set to be cast and then everything kind of just stopped.
This also leads me to my next point, does a book's fanbase have anything to do with the success of the film adaptation? Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was set up and hoped to be the next Harry Potter but that didn't turn out to be the case.
In my honest opinion, it has a lot more with luck than anything else and you can't recreate luck.