Posted on Sep 5th, 2012 by elara
In these categories Matched, Movie News

It’s finally happening, you guys!

Director David Slade is taking his young adult franchise film experience (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and putting it to good use to kick off another adaptation, Matched. The YA novel from author Ally Condie was previously acquired by Disney, who set Michelle and Kieran Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows) to pen the script. The book is the first in a trilogy that centers on a young girl living in an uber-controlling society and her rebellious decision to reject an arranged romance and follow her own heart. Hit the jump for more on Slade’s appointment to the adaptation.

HeatVision reports that Disney thinks Slade is their perfect match for this project, which comes with built-in follow up films Crossed and Reached should the first picture be successful. Slade only directed one of the Twilight films, but that was enough to win him the job for Matched. The director previously brought the pedophile-centric Hard Candy to the screen with Ellen Page and just wrapped up directing the pilot for NBC’s Hannibal series. He’s no stranger to hard edges, so it will be interesting to see what he does with Matched.


3 Responses to “David Slade to Direct MATCHED Adaptation for Disney”
McKenna on 8-26-2013 at 2:41 am

When will casting begin??????? I would love to know!!!!!! Loved all the books!!!!! I hope the movies will be just as great!!!!!!!!!!!


Jacquolie on 12-31-2012 at 2:01 am

I really hope things dont change too much and I really hope the actors look young enough AND look the part.


Tracy on 9-6-2012 at 5:01 am

I hope whatever he does its good!!!! Because I really love this book!!!!!!! If things have to change I really hope it doesn’t change to much, please! >< I'm looking forward to this movie! 😀