Bad News for DELIRIUM Fans…

Delirium

If anyone was looking forward to the DELIRIUM TV series, I hate to break it to you, but Fox nixed the pilot.  According to EW.com:

DELIRIUM (Fox)
Pitch: Based on bestselling trilogy about a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway (Emma Roberts) does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
Why It Should Have Worked: Big online following; has that Hunger Games vibe.
Why It Didn’t: Deemed “too young” for Fox’s audience. I know — Fox could have concluded that from reading the book and saved everybody the trouble. But there’s a difference between being youthful on paper and the resulting pilot feeling too young.

 

FINALLY! Big news for the adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s DELIRIUM

DeliriumWe’ve been anxiously waiting for the teeniest, slightest kernel of news on a Delirium movie adaptation for what seems like ages.

Unfortunately, it seems there is some sad news for fans who are eagerly awaiting the development of a Delirium movie… It does not appear we will see a movie anytime soon. Fox, who optioned the popular book series for film, has decided a movie may not be the best way to go with the series.

HOWEVER! Oliver informed her fans on her blog that Fox decided instead of adapting Delirium for the big screen, it would be much better suited to becoming a TV SERIES!

Here’s the official word straight from Lauren Oliver’s blog:

The deal is that Fox, which initially optioned the books for film, decided that due to the complexity of all the side plots and characters, the Delirium series might be better suited for TV, as we’d have a chance to explore all of those elements.

There’s certainly a long way to go before we will actually see it become a series, but Fox has ordered a pilot (you can read that announcement here) based on the trilogy. Of course, there’s still lots scripting and casting to go through as well, so it won’t be immediate. But hopefully, now that a pilot has been ordered, we’ll see things start to develop soon.

Click the link above to check out the rest of the post with Oliver’s announcement!

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’RE PUMPED!

Lauren Oliver’s book officially headed to the big screen. I’m simply delirious!

UPDATE! (1/23/13) Check out our post with updated information about the Delirium adaptation!

See what I did there?

In case you didn’t know, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium is Hollywood bound. How do I know? Because Lauren has already read the first draft of the script! The script is certainly in the early stages, but, despite some changes, it sounds like the movie will stay pretty true to the book. And who would know that better than Ms. Oliver herself! Read her blog post and see how feels about seeing her highly acclaimed book become a movie.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, here’s a summary from Goodreads:

“Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.”

Pandemonium, book 2 in the Delirium series, was just released in February. Book 3 will be titled Requiem and is slated for a release date of February 2013.

Since scripts for Delirium are only being drafted, we’ve got a loooooong way to go before we can start to speculate about who will be cast in this one. But just out of curiosity… who do YOU see as playing Lena, her BFF Hana, or the forbidden Alex?

BONUS: Learn a little more about Lauren Oliver, Delirium, and her inspiration for the book from this Amazon.com Author Interview. She’s very cool in an “OMG I want you to be my BFF, let’s do lunch!” type way. I saw her speak at a conference last year and she’s hilariously funny and down to earth, which made me adore her even more.