ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

Another YA novel will make it's way to the silver screen when "The selection" arrives in theaters. It was reported a while ago by multiple sources that Warner bros had secured the rights to the YA novel which is the first in the series. They probably saw another successful YA franchise and decided to jump on board, but it might be worth it if the film can live up to the acclaimed series.

Here's the synopsis of the first novel:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

This film could be interesting if they focus on what made the novel great and stick closely to the psychological and political elements in the book. The best way to describe this kind of movie might be to call it "Game of thrones meets the Princess diaries". The cast and director will also be key to the film's success since this has the potential to become a huge franchise and become a starring vehicle for lesser known actors.


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