Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Movie is Moving ... - PageTurnersBlog

I'm not sure we've shared our PTB origin story with you, our wonderful readers.  I guess now is as good a time as ever.

So Pixie read this book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. She got to the end and just know that there had to be more to this story and world (it was originally a stand along that got expanded, so I think it was part of Pixie's vibes that got us the next two books, but that will go into the lore for the series hehe) and she wanted to figure out how to get the next book as soon as possible. So she did her research and figured out how to request ARCs (advanced reader copies) and all what it took to start a blog and then asked fellow moderators on TwilightMoms if anyone wanted to join her on this adventure. Well 6 years later, here we are, I said sure, I like YA and PTB was born.

So I guess you could say PTB owes it start to two books, Twilight and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. And now it looks like the 2nd  of these two books is going to be a movie as well.

Maisie Williams,
Glamour UK May 2015
Variety reported earlier today in an exclusive that Game of Thrones star, "Maisie Williams is in negotiations to star in writer/director Kate Maberly adaptation of 'The Forest of Hands and Teeth.' " Maberly is producing the film through her production studio, Hetherwood Productions, with producer Doug Liman.

The article quoted writer Direct Kate Mabery about bringing FoHaT to the big screen:

“I am so incredibly excited to be stepping into the ‘Forest’ and collaborating with such a brilliant creative mind as Doug’s,” Maberly said. “We can’t wait to bring Ryan’s fantastical world to life and are absolutely thrilled to have Maisie on board.”

Screen cap of Hetherwood's
home page with the
Forest of Hands and Teeth title
The article doesn't go into much more detail, but it does say that the movie has been in the early stages of production for the last year and it looks like things are moving along in a good direction. Here's hoping we get more news soon.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth is set 150 years after a zombie apocalypse in a small community that's struggling to survive. They have gone back to a puritanical matriarchal society structure that Mary finds stifling. Her village if fenced in but there is a gate that leads to a fenced in path, but no one knows where it leads or if it's safe. She has also always had a dream to see the ocean that she's only seen in a post card. After her village fences fail and the village is over run, Mary now has her chance to see whats out there in the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

This is a series of books that still haunts me til this day. It's amazing and awesome and looks at human nature in the face of crazy circumstances. I LOVED every minute of this read. If you're a fan of The Walking Dead or psychological thrillers that make you ask what you would do in the character's situation or just a great book that makes you think, go read this book! (And a side note, I also may have fan girled just a little bit when the book trailer played at my local movie theater a couple years ago)



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