Jon Chu Finds his Matched

Matched Book Banner“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” director (and of course, director of those totally rad “Step Up” movies) Jon Chu has found his next gig: directing the teen-centric sci-fi movie “Matched” for Disney.

Chu enters talks to helm the film, which will adapt the Ally Condie young adult novel of the same name, after David Slade apparently failed to reach a deal, having been reportedly attached to the project late last year.

“Matched”, as you might have guessed, is of course the first of a trilogy of novels by Condie, and is “set in a future society where people are told what to read, what to watch, what to believe and who to love, the story centers on a young woman who rejects an arranged romance and chooses her own path.”

I have to admit, I didn’t know teenage girls were so into futuristic stories. When did this start happening? I thought girls only liked My Little Pony TV shows and read books about Malibu Barbie. Now it’s shiny vampires, dystopian societies, and love triangles with hunky boys.

If Chu does what Slade failed to do and signs on, he’ll be directing from a script by Michelle and Kieran Mulroney (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Thrones”). And if “Matched” ends up being the hit that Disney desires, you can expect the other two books in the series, “Crossed” and “Reached” to follow “Matched” onto the big screen.

Jon Chu

Via : THR



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  • Eagle Eye

    Wait, what happened to his partcipation in making the “Masters Of The Universe” film? I was actually looking forward to that…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      He might still be on it, but movies take forever to get from development to production, especially films like “Masters” which has been in development hell for so long. Not a surprise he’s attaching himself to a bunch of films and doing whichever one gets the go-ahead first. Pretty SOP for guys who find themselves suddenly hot.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Definitely! And as for the young ladies, go to a book store and look at the Young Adult section, I guarantee that 65% have been optioned for movies thanks to female readers. I really do want to read/see the Looking Glass Wars or whatever they’re called.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          The only thing I read when I was going to high school was Louis L’amour Westerns and Robert Ludlum spy thrillers. Go figure how tastes have changed so much since.