Thursday, June 17, 2010

The rumors are true -- WAKE movie news!

Paramount and MTV Films have picked up the film rights to the WAKE trilogy, with Christopher Landon (Disturbia) writing/directing. Miley Cyrus is considering the lead role.

As you know, even with people and studios attached, it takes a lot for a movie to actually happen, so there are no guarantees it'll get made. But I'm crossing my fingers.

I am thrilled!

As soon as I have more information, I will let you know. Read all the details at the link above!

xox
Lisa

P.S. I have no control over casting or anything else -- I'm just here to let you know what's up. So please, don't be all about the hatin' all over my blog, my lovelies! Did I mention I am thrilled? I am! I think Miley is awesome. Anybody who can accomplish more by the age of 17 than I can do by the age of 42 is top notch in my book. I think every teen has tremendous potential to shine, don't you? xox

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Travis Erwin said...

Wow! Congrats. Can't wait to see it.

CountessLaurie said...

That is awesome!! Congrats!
Here is to continued success!

PaulaKayMac said...

Hope it works out. I devoured all three books one after another. Congrats on your well deserved success.

Trini said...

That is amazing and wonderful news!! Congratulations! I will be first in line to order tickets to see Janie and Cabe on the big screen. I hope it all works out.

Joanne Levy said...

This.
Is.
Awesome.

Susi said...

Wow. Thats really good. Even though, I would not like to see Miley as the lead role...

Neerja said...

Congrats, Lisa! This is AWESOME news (except the Miley Cyrus as Janie bit). Make sure you negotiate for at least consultation rights over the script and anything else you can get! We don't want your writing completely disregarded by Hollywood!

Jhayde said...

This is amazing!!!! Congrats! (I kind of don't really want Miley Cyrus to play Janie. I was thinking like Alexa Vega...)

Lisa McGlaun said...

That is so wonderful!!! I am out of my mind excited for you. I'll never forget being with you in New York when you weren't quite sure why you were getting all that attention from your publisher. It's because you are awesome, my lady!

Love ya,
Lisa

Anna M. said...

wow that's awesome!
I think it would be a GREAT movie!

but...miley cyrus? -shudder- I just don't think she is the right person for Janie at ALL. So I hope she isn't...

Hannah S said...

Wow! How cool!

Ashley said...

Awesome that the rights are picked up....
Not so much that Miley Cyrus is being considered. She is NOTHING like I imagine Janie, and I might not see it if she's in it, honestly.

Nevertheless, let's hope something good happens!

Joshua Donahue said...

I absolutely LOVE Miley Cyrus and was actually hoping she would play a role that shows some of her new edgyness she has going on right now. However, I haven't read the novels yet. But I think this will make me want to read them just I can be more influenced to watch the movie with Miley in it! :D I think she will do a great job. GOOD CHOICE LISA!

Some Screaming Fangirl said...

Paramount and MTV Films: Cool, they make above average movies.

Disturbia Director: Awesome, the look and feal of that movie is something great to bring to Wake.

Miley Cyrus: Seriously? I will run to that girl's house and torch it if she even dares to consider ruining your book, Lisa.

I hope the news is still true. It's always fun to see books get a boost when they go to the silver screen.

Nicole said...

This is really cool news!!!! I would love to see the book come to life on the big screen but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LET MILEY CYRUS RUIN THIS BY PLAYING JANIE!!!!!!!! she is a terrible actress and she could not pull of the role.

but other than that this is great news. just dont let miley near the movie set please and thank you :]

AmandaHewer said...

I really hope it's a movie, however, without Miley Cyrus. lol. She's Hannah Montana, and trying any other roles would bring the pop star-y-ness into it.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do think it's a bit odd for Miley to be Janie...I like Miley as an actress, but I just don't see her as Janie quite honestly.

Oh well, I'm super stoked it's finally going to be a film! I knew it would happy.

MTV/Paramount is awesome and I loved Disturbia, so yay.

-lauren

Courtney said...

soo congrats. I just got Wake two days again and have started reading. And for miley cyrus as janie.... uhhh please dont have her. Like im begging. Shes already the lead roll in wings and honestly, i dont like her acting. I think a lot of people wont see the movie if she stars in it. Im not saying i hate her, i just hate her acting..... But like i said befor congrats!! I pray that miley wont get the roll, and i pray that they would do a great job on the movie. :)

AvalonTreman said...

WAKE movie? Awesome. You must be completely thrilled! I only ask you make sure they keep close to the book, but, as someone who has directed films based on stories, I know how hard this may be and keep it at a decent length.

Paramount/MTV studios: Eh, considering their movies, I'm not so sure on this, but Paramount did do both Iron Mans, and those was pretty good, so I'll keep an open mind.

Miley Cyrus? NO. I have no interest in seeing her in any movies. I hope they can find someone better.

I'll certainly keep my eye out for details :)

Congrats Lisa :D

JM_Lea said...

This is GREAT NEWS! I KNOW they can find a better actress to play the role of Janie. If I may make a suggestion, Katie Cassidy, Taylor Momsen, or Dakota Fanning look like they got the chops to pull it of ;)

Puffy said...

I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see all three of your books made into movies.

SWK said...

Congrats on the great news, Lisa!

AvalonTreman said...

If I may make a suggestion, ANNASOPHIA ROBB. She's a great actress, and would be perfect for the role, they'd just have to give her brown hair :D

Anonymous said...

This is great news! Can't wait!
Although, in all honesty, I believe the movie will be brought down greatly if you choose said (ex?) Disney star to portray Janie. The one word that comes to mine is CATASTORPHE! MERDE! DEGOUTANT! Don't want to bash anyone (....okay, that's only half-true...), feel free to think what you like, but it's just my opinion. Great news, none-the-less.

Anonymous said...

Congrats. Very excited to see the how the film turns out enjoyed all of the books,but very disappointed that Miley cyrus may be the lead.

lostinbelieving said...

Wow, congrats ! I can't wait to see your books turned into a movie ! And I would love to see Miley Cyrus be in it. Awesome ! You must be thrilled :D

~Alison

camille said...

Wow congratulations! I hope it works out i would love to see janie and cable's story come to the big screen! I like the director but I think it would be a huge set back if you use miley cyrus as the lead I'm sorry to say that if she was in it I would most likely not see it but still congrats on the movie deal and hope it works out, but just not with miley cyrus

Anonymous said...

i cant believe it miley cyrus??? whyy her she does not look like the janies me or my friends imagined not at alll!! she would totally ruin the aspect of the awsome books!!! i suggest alexa vega!

Anonymous said...

i cant believe it miley cyrus??? whyy her she does not look like the janies me or my friends imagined not at alll!! she would totally ruin the aspect of the awsome books!!! i suggest alexa vega!

danielle said...

PLEASE DONT LET MILEY CYRUS BE THE STAR!!!!!!!

Sab H. said...

OMG!! I'm so thrilled it'll be a movie! CONGRATS!! :D

Although... NOT Miley Cyrus!! *shakes head*

Still... Awesome news!

Buggy said...

Amazing news! So happy for you Lisa! And so happy for the fans of WAKE!
The WAKE trilogy is perfect for the screen.
Congratulations and much Love to you!
This is proof that good things do happen to good people!

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Anonymous said...

Finally Lisa!
Congrat's on Everything Ive been reading your books from the start and have been inseperable since then. Cant wait to see the Movie
But.......... Miley??? She is very talented but i would really want to see a new face instead of these disney star's taking all the roles and not even doing a good job of it. But i dont know how this whole movie buisness works but dont let them ruin a wonderful story by putting her in it.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

I've always thought your series would be a great movie, CONGRATS!

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Maidenveil said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Cheers to Wake! :D

Dara said...

I'm glad the majority of us HATE Miley Cyrus. I've been talking to my friends about it all night and we've unanimously decided she would ruin the movie!

We understand the money wise it would be great for you, but quality wise it would SUCK for us! Sorry that we're all kind of responding negatively to such great news, but this is kind of a Morton's Fork kinda thing ;) either we have the movie with Miley or maybe no movie at all :(

We all still love you Lisa no matter what!

P.S. Alexa Vega would be PERFECT for Janie!

-Nicole- said...

YAY!! How awesome for you Lisa!! I hope it actually comes to fruition! I would LOVE to see the entire series become movies eventually!

I know you don't control casting & whoever they get will be fine...just happy it'll be a movie! But, how about Emma Roberts or Emma Watson for Janie? Or Dakota Fanning even? She could dye her hair...

Anyway, congrats! Can't wait to hear more details as they develop!!

Melissa Walker said...

Yay, Lisa! AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

I AM SO HAPPY, THE WAKE TRILOGY IS FINALLY A MOVIE!!! :D (4 seconds later) MILEY CYRUS! DX ARE YOU kidding me?! I know her mom is the producer, but if that wannabe can't act actress gets it I am tearing every movie poster, boycotting, and not to mention protest. I don't want Lisa McMann to end up in the same direction of Sparks after the last song got 3 stars out of 10

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that these books might get made into a movie! But are you kidding me?! Miley Cyrus?!?!! I no that you all can find a better actress for Janie. Miley couldn't pull it off. I pray to God that she doesn't get the part!

Anonymous said...

AHH MOVIE!!

But Miley...I hope not!

Anonymous said...

WOW congrats! i was just watching E news and i heard them say Miley is gonna be playing in a thriller movie called WAKE ...i was like is this lisa McMann's WAKE?... haha then i looked on here and... yep it was. :D IM SO EXCITED!

zade said...

This could be quite amazing, but I'm hoping Hollywood doesn't ruin it, and Miley Cyrus?? That should definitely NOT happen. I think someone lesser known would be better. That way its not over-promoted. With her I think people would lose focus on the books/the story and just be: 'OMG, its miley!!'

I know this is dampening your great mood, but your fans are pretty much unanimous.

If you can do anything, beg them NOT to have Miley portray Janie. Another part maybe, just not the lead.

Dannie said...

I'm super excited to see this, but...Miley Cyrus? She doesn't so much act as snarl and pout...

Sv said...

Congratulations on the movie, that's so exciting to know the books have been received so well by so many people. I hate to contribute to the snark, and I know you have no control over casting, but Miley would be a terrible Janie. The demographic of the books is so not the same as that of the Disney Channel. Personally, I hope Miley realizes that she's just not right for the role and pulls out.

Kelley Vitollo said...

I just finished the books this week. Loved them and excited to see it might be made into a movie. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is gonna be awesome but no Miley Cyrus, please.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! This is a terrific book, and will make a terrific movie.

Erin said...

I've already written it on Facebook, but this is so exciting Lisa, congratulations!! You truly deserve it. Can't wait to see Janie and Cabel come to life! AH!!! :D

Anonymous said...

Its amazing that the book(s) will be made into a movie. but the majority of Wake's readers DO NOT want miley cyrus. she's not so popular with yound adults and the older crowd. her popularity has been more focused on smaller children for a long time now. quiter frankly nobody wants to see her ruin this film and get credit for the movies future poularity because most of the veiwers wuold go to see the book put into action not to see her (which i personally would be gagging the whole time she's on screen tryig-and failing-to act)

The Ghost Writer said...

This was one of my FAVORITE!! Soooooo excited!! Congratulations!

Dee said...

yay! Congrats!!!!!! Is there someone we can talk too though about Miley Cyrus? LOL...Please NO...not Miley! LOL

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is really good news! Congrats!

I can not wait to see it on the big screen, but please do not cast Miley Cyrus. If you have any pull at all with this please DON'T DO IT! She butchered The Last Song! PLEASE DON'T DO IT!!! That breaks my heart!

Anonymous said...

If you have any power at all over the casting, please do NOT allow Miley Cyrus to play Janie. It'll be a big disappointment to many of your fans, and I personally don't think she'd capture the character well.

Cypress said...

Oh My Goth.
Cant wait for the movies.
Cabel is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vampire Princass said...

cool beans i'm soooooooooo happey just plzzz what ever u do dont have miley in it she'll ruen it i didnt even see last song cuz of her

Anonymous said...

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=120482727995224 << Group on FB against Miley

Heather Bouwman said...

How exciting, Lisa!! I hope it all works out.

Noelle said...

Well, i'm uber excited that the books are going to be a movie... Though Miley would be my last choice. It is MTV, though. I just hope that they stay true to the books. I know that originally, MTV optioned for Twilight, but Stephenie wouldn't agree to it because it completly steered away from the books. I can only hope that MTV has learned its lesson and will stay true to the wonderful books that I love.

Maroon Wombat said...

I'm glad that you're not too upset about the Miley news, but...WAAHHH NOOOO!

But it must be so exciting for you that Wake's gonna be a movie! No matter who's in it, you can count on me to be VERY excited, counting down the days to the days it's released, etc. etc.

But....urgh! I'm just going to hope that she decides not to do it, or that something else happens. I would much rather someone who is pretty unknown in the movie industry to play the amazing part of Janie.

But the most important detail, of course: whoever plays Cabe has got to be just about the most handsome, awesome person in the world. :)

Maria A. said...

I am not happy about miley cyrus playing Janie... i never like her... and this news really distrubs me very much! ... but i really like the books... so if there is a movie, im going to have to think about watching it or not.

YaSserRz said...

Hey I loved the Wake books.
I would definately watch the film.
I hope they make all 3 books into films.
I would love to see MILEY CYRUS as Janie because she is my favourite celebrity and Janie is my favourite book character of all time!!!
Also because I think that Miley will do an awesome job portraying Janie and really bring her life.

YX.

p.s. As the author what celebrity do you think looks or acts as the Janie you envisioned?

Anonymous said...

I would demand to have my book rights back if they tried to have Miley Cyrus star in the movie version, and I think you should too. She is a God-awul actress and singer and she should just be sent to a desert island, never to be heard from again.

Jayde said...

Congrats! I'm so excited now!
I don't care who's in it, as long as they do a good job of pulling the characters off. I'm not too keen on having Miley portray Janie, just because she's not really the type I pictured. But I will say [b]"Congrats!"[/b] once again, and I'll stick with you no matter what :]
Completely awesome. <3

Berenice Espinoza said...

I am soooo excited! :D
Miley Cyrus? Please, no. Please.

Madison said...

Yay! I'll be one of the many to see it as soon as it comes out. :)
Oh & I for one would love to see Miley play Janie. Quit hating people!

I Heart Monster said...

I actually think Miley could be a great Janie. Congrats on the movie deal and can't wait to hear who'll play Cabel!

Jessica3645909 said...

Congrats can't wait to see it!! :)
I like the whole idea, except Miley being the lead part. If she is the lead i would not go see it, cause she's annoying and don't like her.

Dakota said...

Congratulations! I am so excited. :).

Miley Cyrus wouldn't have been my first choice for Janie, she is far off the spectrum for her, in my head. But, if she can pull it off, seeing as she is very talented, I will be very happy for her, and will love the movie forever, even though I already will. ;D

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to hear that it's gonna be made into a movie. I love seeing some of my favorite books come to life on the big screen. However, I am not thrilled to hear about Miley Cyrus considering the role of Janie. I would probably see it regardless, but it's not something I am happy to hear about. I know getting a big name like Miley could bring a lot of attention to the film, but what about the studio considering an unknown? It could be a nice breakout role, in my opinion.

Anyway, congratulations on the movie news! I'm sure that it'll turn out wonderfully!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited when I saw this, until I saw that Miley Cyrus might be in it and I almost cried. I would love more than anything to see this book as a movie, but I would never even consider watching it with her as the lead. Not because I dislike her as an actress, but it would be like casting Michael Cera as Mr. Darcy, a wonderful actor and a wonderful character, but a complete disaster when put together, though I wouldn't go so far as to call Miley Cyrus wonderful. Janie is wonderful though, she's right up there with Hermione and Fiona from Burn Notice on my favorite female characters ever list. Now I'm rambling a bit but to sum this up: Wake as a movie= :D Miley as Janie= :'(.

Anonymous said...

i LOVED your triology!
i'm waiting for my library to have the final book. i got my friends totally hooked on the series. (yn) that the movie is going into the cinemas. :D

Anonymous said...

Amazing news, but please for the love of God, not Miley Cyrus!!

izzy 13 said...

love it! one thing....not miley cyrus....pls pick someone w/ brains....janie's brainie after all! pick an unknown or someone new :)

K Cutter said...

OMG! Did you just say Miley Cyrus, lead role and WAKE?!

Carrie said...

OMG! How exciting for you! ... and us! I can't wait! YAY!!

Rosi said...

I LOVE Miley but i dont see her into that role.
its like... i dont know...

i wonder who is gonna play Cabel.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that this book is going to a movie, but i don't like that fact miley will be in it. But since you like her I guess i can live with it, i mean, i want to be an auther one day so i'm trying to see things your way.

Nikisweety said...

NOOO! MILEY CAN'T LEAD! although i love the idea of a movie, miley can't ruin it!

Nikisweety said...

If miley plays the part, i'm most likely NOT even gonna see the movie, because she will DEFINITELY ruin the part.

Anonymous said...

That's amazing!! I can't really see Miley Cyrus playing Janie though. Janie is more serious and tough and Miley is too out there and preppy. Just my opinion though.

Sarah C. said...

That is great news!! But please not Miley! I know you don't really control that but do you see how many fan of the book are saying, "PLEASE PLEASE NO!" and I've only seen two who want her to be the actress. I really don't think she can pull it off. She's too....I'm not sure. Janie is brainie and emotional and Miley can't pull that off. I'm sorry but Ir really REALLY don't like her acting.It's not a little kid movie so a teen that stars for little kids really shouldn't lead this. Thank you.

Cleo M. said...

The WAKE trilogy is by far my favorite modern-day book series. I'm really excited to hear about this movie!

Of course, as most people before me have said, I really don't want to see Miley play Janie. I'd really hate to see this awesome series be trashed by her "acting". If she really must be in it, have her be Shay or someone else...

To put it simply, I wouldn't want to see the movie if Miley is Janie. I will always love the books no matter what, but there's no way I could sit through that torture.

Sarah C. said...

^^^^^ Very Much Agreed Cleo.

Lisa McMann said...

I love that you all are expressing your opinions. But your comments frustrate me sometimes.

I'll say it again -- I have no control over casting. What part of that is so hard to understand? Many of you acknowledge that, and then go on to say "do something!" I don't know how to be more clear: I don't have any control over casting, and hear me: I don't want to have any control over that. I'm not a movie-maker. I write books. Two TOTALLY different things.

Besides, I think Miley will be great if the movie ever goes into production and she accepts the role (that's a lot of ifs in Hollywood). You need to watch her doing interviews and talking about what's next for her, and realizing that if she makes this movie it'll be a couple years down the road. She's not Hannah Montana for life, people. And you know what? If it were a different actor, there's be a whole different bunch of people hating on her. There's no way to please everybody.

I totally respect that some of you will refuse to see the movie. Nobody's making you go see it.

Cool? Cool. I love you whether or not you see the movie! I love that you care about the books so much. So just read the books and walk away from the movie if it's not what you want. I'm totally good with that. You have control over the images of these characters in your heads. If you don't want to change them, just don't go to the movie. Okay?

Love!
Lisa

HolyBaJesus said...

I am just going to say one thing, the movies with fresh, new faces are always the best. Example? Harry Potter. If you look at any of the actors/actresses, none of them have had a history in show buisness. They where all new to it and look where they are now! It is probably the most popular series of this decade! Who has NOT heard of Harry Potter??

spencer said...

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/wakemovie

spencer said...

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/wakemovie

Margo said...

A petition?...seriously? I love how only 36 people signed it it goes to show how pathetic it is.

I wish people would just shut the f up about Miley. She will be playing Janie get over it. I think she will do fine.

I'm more excited about the people backing the movie as well the fact that this book I love it being made.

Everyone hated the fact that Robert Pattinson was playing Edward and now they love him as Edward.

Stop the prejudging let the film happen. Some people are so immature.

JennaMeer said...

I think its a bunch of haters who are going off about Miley Cyrus we have only ever seen her as Hannah Montana and ONE movie where she played a different character which btw I liked. She will do a good job I can see it.

Stop bitching to Lisa McMann she can't please all of you.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these books! Congrats Lisa! =D
But...Miley Cyrus?! Bleach, and no! She will ruin things for me and many, many, many, many, other fans as well!! She can't pull off Janie's character OR be believable, especially with how hard Janie's life has been.
I gotta say I won't be seeing this movie if she's in it...no way.

Sammy said...

That's awesome! Here's hoping it all goes smoothly from here.
And even though Miley Cyrus doesn't exactly LOOK the part of Janie, she is actually a far better actress than she gets credit for and I think she could adapt to the role really well and do a great job of it. :)

Hannah S said...

That's really exciting!

But holy pajamas, you wrote WAKE in SEVEN DAYS?!
I read that one Stephanie Perkin's blog, and I think that's amazing... You are impossibly fast AND awesome.

Love, Hannah

Genevieve said...

Congrats on the movie news! I've only seen Miley in her Hannah Montana stuff so I can't judge her acting. I look forward to seeing the movie either way. : )

Anonymous said...

I really love the books, but to tell you the truth I really think you should consider letting Miley Cyrus play the lead role.

-Shudder-
She might be good in other movies, but I really hope you listen to your fans of novel, and take the fact that she may not be perfect for the role Janie.

I love the novels, they are amazing and I really hope you take your fans into consideration : )

- Kelsey

Malone said...

Yeah I agree Everyone needs to stop the hating its like a disease it spreads. I think Miley can pull of Janie just fine. I'm more concerned with who will be directing it.

annakarina said...

Will go buy the book only because Miley is attach to this project. Love Miley Cyrus! Can't wait for the film to come out.

WakeCabeFan1415 said...

okay i am STOKED to see this movie. me and my bff Michelle are absolutly inlove with this book (manly Cabe) Lol, but we hate, HATE the idea of miley being Janie. 1. she doesn't even look like janie 2. we just dont like miley. and we personaly think that she would ruin the movie, i mean the Wake Series is not..Mileys style. she is HANNAH MONTANA, Not dream-catching Janie. i mean we love the books and all, and we'll go see the movies but..it's just not gonan be right seeing miley on the screen and we will complain the entire time. i mean look at all the comments. half these people dont wanna miley as janie! i mean wake is not for her so try to cast someone else! Miley would honestly ruin it, and if you do cast her it will reck the book too. we might just burn our books.
but if miley isn't janie we will be absolutly your number 1 fans ( and trust me, we r pretty big fans alreay)we so can't wait for movie, just..please dont cast miley, ik you can't do anything.....but whatever the movie will still be good cuz it's based of the wake series..

Marissa said...

Ohh myy gosh! i really hope you do make a movie out of Wake, cause its like one amazingg book,and i love all of you other ones, and i cant wait to read gone, i just got the book today, and im hoping that i can finish my other book so that way i can read you new one! And im sure that its going ot be amazinggg!

Joanne Levy said...

I hope the books do get made into movies and am thrilled for you, Lisa. THRILLED! I think this series will provide a good vehicle for Miley to prove her acting chops and show the world that she's more than just a one-dimensional actress.

In the meantime, I can't wait for Cryer's Cross to come out!!!

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

I'm so pleased for you. Although I haven't read the book yet, I've heard a lot about it, read some parts, and will be buying a copy soon after reading all the fantastic reviews. I have to say, on what I've read, I don't think Miley would live up to the expectations for Janie. Actually, it would just be wrong. Please consider what we are saying, it would be a huge shame if she was in it for all of us fans :(

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Oh WOW! I'm ecstatic to see Janie and Cabel on the big screen. And as for Miley cast as Janie? I think she has come a long way in her career and people tend to forget that her role as Hannah Montana is just that. A role she plays. I'm not what you would call "a fan of Miley Cyrus", but the idea of her playing Janie doesn't bother me at all. Actors surprise us all the time. Sometimes truly experienced and talented actors can disappoint us, and sometimes actors who you have thoroughly disliked in previous roles can share an amazing performance with us!

So people just need to calm down, stop being so ridiculous and give Miley a chance to surprise us!

Anonymous said...

I don't usually comment on issues like this, but hearing that there were threats of book burning(!) all because of a casting issue... Not cool.

So here's the thing:
1.) I love Wake.
2.) I'm not a fan of Miley Cyrus.

BUT.

That doesn't mean that the movie will be "ruined" by casting Miley as Janie. I may not be a fan of her, but that doesn't give me the right to bash a person's talent (more so burn a book!). Despite what some may think, I doubt that she would break away from Janie's character by "going Hannah Montana" on the role.

Give her a break. If you're really a fan of Wake, then non-issues like this shouldn't change your opinion of the book or the movie.

p.s. Congratulations on the movie, Lisa!

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

This is most directed at WakeCabeFan1415.... You'll burn an author's book when she doesn't even control the casting? That hardly warrants any kind of #1 fan territory if you even say that...

When I think of Miley, yes, HM comes to mind but that doesn't mean she can't do anything else. Zac Efron was Troy Bolton for a long time but hey, looking at the Charlie St. Cloud previews, he obviously grew out of that phase. You can't force Miley to forever stay Hannah Montana. She has to branch out and do other things and the very fact that she is interested is fantastic. It does attract attention. People who might otherwise ignore the movie will take notice- teens and adults alike. And it attracts attention not only to the movie, but to the books and to YA. Its also going to show that YA is more than sparkly vampires.

I also hope you realize, this movie isn't guaranteed- nor is Miley promised the part. And already you're saying these things? So if this deal doesn't go through, your harsh thoughts are still out there. You still look ridiculous.

I am not a huge Miley fan, but I think she has far more potential than people are giving her credit for, all because she played HM on a TV series. Give the girl a break. I'm with Lisa- she's accomplished more at 17 than a lot of people accomplish in their lives and that wasn't just because it was handed to her on a silver platter. What she does takes work.

apogeum said...

A movie isn't just defined by one actor, the most important thing is still the story. So in any event turning Wake into a movie would still make it Wake. If people can't handle that Miley might be in it that's their problem, they don't have to go see it.

Writers have no control over who plays what part in a movie, the director and producers have the final say in that. The script writer is even another person so the person who wrote the novel has 0.0000001% say in who's going to play a certain character in a movie.

I don't see the problem with Miley playing the part anyway, why wouldn't she look right?

That people see her as Hannah Montana isn't a problem with Miley but on their end. It means that people are incapable of giving an actress the chance to prove herself. Keeping an open mind and giving people a chance can really surprise you.

Anonymous said...

Book burning? Immature. That's the only word to describe it. You don't like it? Don't go see the movie! In all honesty, burning them isn't going to change anything. Casting directors aren't going to care about whether people are burning books when they make the decision.

Personally, I think Miley has so much potential. Anyone who still sees her as only Hannah Montana needs to open their eyes.

Anonymous said...

Book burning? Immature. That's the only word to describe it. You don't like it? Don't go see the movie! In all honesty, burning them isn't going to change anything. Casting directors aren't going to care about whether people are burning books when they make the decision.

Personally, I think Miley has so much potential. Anyone who still sees her as only Hannah Montana needs to open their eyes.

Suzana L said...

Hi Lisa...

So all this hating on Miley potentially being cast, in my opinion, is ridiculous. People are already raging over something that's not even 100% sure yet (as you said yourself, there's a lot of "ifs" in H-wood).
I like Miley, and don't see what all the fuss is about. I personally think she does in fact need to work on her dramatic acting (I think she has comedy down), but other than that, I don't see why she shouldn't be cast...just because she has a Disney background? That's nonsense. Please don't take into consideration threats to burn your books or not watch the movies - people who would do that are just being spiteful and infantile.
I hope the movies get picked up, and, if Miley is cast, that she does a great job and proves these people wrong.

Much Love,
Suzana L.

Anonymous said...

I'm really happy! I can't wait to see the film, when it comes out...
And, even though I'm not a really huge fan of Miley, I'm actually glad... Because, somehow, I think Miley is a good choice, and suits the role. I know people think she's too popstarry and disney-y, but she'll do Janie perfectly...

Sane person said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the person hating on Miley is one person. Anyways those people need to grow. they are judging Miley because of Hannah a role she did when she was younger. Evdrybody grows up. Just leave Miley alone she never did anything to you people and shes perfect for this role.

WakeCabeFan1415 said...

oky first off people. i dont even own the freaking books, they are my friends and that's what she said she would do. and just cuz i dont like miley ( and i stated that opioin) doesn't mean im gonna completely hate the movie. like i said the movie isn't miley's style and i ( and my everyone i know) thinks miley lacks in the potenital to act in this movie! now this is OUR OPIOIN and last i checked, people are aloud to have those. and im not gonna hate on anyone that actually likes miley cyrus and want her in the movie. and im not gonna lie, i used to be a big fan of miley cyrus. but my opinon changed. im not gonna sit here and judge you, so stop judging me and everyone who hates miley. and honestly i will still go see the movie, but i just wont like janie. we dont want to see miley as janie and we wanted to get that point across, but maybe we wet alittle over bored, we still dont think she should be Janie though. we just wanted to get our voices out there to see if we can change anything. but i also said the movie will still be good (even if miley is janie) because it's from one of the BEST books i have ever read.

Little Smiley Girl said...

Woooooooooooooow how awesome. I really ADORE Miley. Btw, does she have Twitter again? <333333333333
I LOVE YOU ALL AND EVEN IF I DON'T KNOW YOU (YET!)

WakeCabeFan1415 said...

and secondly i'd like to apolozige (spelling) i mean burn the books was very harsh to say (even if they weren't mine) this is what happens when your up at 4 in the morning, talking to your (overly :D) crazyed wake fan best friend, and not a fan of miley cyrus and BAM! i mean how would u feel if your least fave actress was playing a main character in your fave book? i mean seriously i am truely sorry and ik we BOTH overracted. so stop yelling at me, at both of us and the miley haters. yes we don't like miley and half the stuff we say on here is fake and we dont mean it. it's because we want to seem bigger than we do in real life. most of just odnt wanna see miley in it. and im sorry for the immature way i acted! so all of you, build a bridge and get over it. we all say things we dont mean. and if miley does play janie, then theres nothing to change that, but i'd like to say i TRIED. and secondly...all the miley haters aren't one person. and if Lisa wants miley as janie (even tho some fans dont) then i guess im gonna have to get over it cuz i love the books. so everyone lay off miley fans, the miley haters, and give lisa a break. i wasn't excatly yelling at her to do something, i was telling the casting people. but whatever all that matters in that there making WAKE a moive. and even after my crazied meltdown..that's all i car about right now.

CabelLover1317 said...

I am SO EXCITED!I have been a big fan of the series for a long time now. Infact I loved the series so much that I was in the middle of Fade when my family decided "Oh, where going to the beach". I couldnt stand to be away from the book so I took it with and read by the lovely ocean *very relaxing may I note*. But seriously congrats on the big movie. Personally Miley is not the actor I would have chosen for Janie. But lets hope for suprises *wink,wink*.
For all you other girls out there....STOP FIGHTING, GOSH ARE U LIKE 2?....nah that can't be right? Last time I checked my baby sis can't type let alone talk?
I understand we all have our own opinions and we have the right to voice it, but then leave it at that, just because you disagree with them doesnt mean you should direct ur opinion against theirs? Comment boxes are made so that u can put your opinion in, NOT for you to go bitchin at people.
And Lissa, I seriously feel bad for you by these comments, Id be ripping my hair out, but stick with ur gut and follow with what you feel is right. After all, isn't that how we got these books?
Your an amazing writer, both me and my lil sis who is only just going to be 4 months LOVE the books (Thats right, I have read them to her) xD

Will said...

I am not familiar with WAKE. However, if Miley is going to be in the movie, I will definately have to buy your books and read them. Miley is my favorite actress. So I am definately going to see the movie if she is in it. (probably over and over again)

Will said...

I bought a copy of WAKE today. So far I love it. Great story!

Ayla said...

Yayyy!!! I'm so happy for you! I love the Wake trilogy and I'm definitely going to watch the movie if/when it comes out!
Peace,
Ayla
(P.S I respect Miley Cyrus, but she doesn't look like my mental picture of Janie at all. I think they should use a new actress that's not a Disney pop star. But either way, I can't wait for the movie!)

Anonymous said...

When I first read that Wake was becoming a movie I was SOOOO happy. Then, 10 seconds later, when I found out Miley Cyrus was cast as Janie,I screamed. Literally screamed. And TRUST ME it was not in the "OMG! Thats so great" way it was the "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! DAMN YOU!" way. I probably won't see the movie if she's the lead, and I'm sure anybody with respect for the books wouldn't want to see it either.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I'm just happy that Wake is being made into a movie. I'm not a big Miley fan, but that's just my opinon. Although I think that if she puts her mind to it, she could do a great job! Hope the movie is a great success! = )

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for Wake to become a movie! No matter who plays the lead role, it's all about the plot, and in the Wake trilogy, it's obvious it will be a hit!

Anonymous said...

wow i'm so excited now! i hope it pulls through, congrats!

but i agree with most of the comments, miley would ruin it and she wouldn't pull off janie well.
also, i don't think you need her to get alot of people to go see the movie, i think they will see it becuase it is an amazing story.
plus, becuase she is so controversial (spelling? LOL) some people will not want to see the movie just becuase she stars in it.
ALEXA for sure! orrr the girl who plays spencer on pretty little liars would be kinda good too :)

Coop said...

i'm so excited to see this movie!!! but i don't think Miley Cyrus would be good for Janie at all.. to be honest, if she was in it, i wouldn't go see it. i hated her last movie, i wish i didnt waste the time and money to go see it. she's a horrid actress... it would ruin these books for me to see her slaughter them on screen.. :(

Deanna said...

I love the thought of a wake movie congrats!!!even though Miley might play the lead...I just watched the last song and I thought it was all right.Miley seems to be doing ok at doing mature movies I hope it works out no matter what I'll go see the movie:) I love you!,

Anonymous said...

im so happy this is going to be a movie lisa!!! :D as of miley...why does hollywood pick her???? i kno u have no control but why her!!!! shes ruining it for me!!! and for alot of the wake fans i dont think any of us wants her to star as janie because i dont think she can handle it :( i find it a little selfish of her too since apparently (this is what i heard) shes trying to become more of an adult and this is just one step closer? i mean come on!!! i think you need an actress who can portray janie just like she was in the books and miley is just going to kill this :'(

Marie/FL said...

Yay! But I hope not Miley Cyrus. If I was physically up for the challenge, I would audition, but I recently injured my back. That's exciting news though.

Natie said...

i love the wake series so much! the books are all mysterious and intriguing. its wonderful to know its going to be on th big screen and although i agree miley is a great person and all, i just dont imagine her as the janie us readers would all expect her to be, but this is based on my opinion.

Cinema News said...

Congrats and Hoping to see more.........

Anonymous said...

This seems like it is the perfect book to be turned into a movie, i loved all three books and read all in under a day, literally could not put it down, I was reading the other comments and there seems to be a theme going and that is DO NOT LET MILEY NEAR THIS MOVIE, I can see why she was considered trailer trash, at least decently attractive, but not a good enough actress to pull off the emotional stress that janie has to show off in this movie, when I saw MTV i shuddered going man this is going to be ruined just like twilight, I really hope it isn't but my foresight is saying it will be :(

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I am a huge fan of you & Miley Cyrus... however, I don't think she could pull the role of Janie off. Janie is a strong character and I just don't see Miley Cyrus as this strong teenager.. or even trying to act like one for a movie. Hopefully the role of Janie will be reconsidered.
But, Good Luck. Hopefully it'll all work out.

Female Strippers said...

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Keep posting.......

Heidi M. said...

i love the book series and love the idea of a movie. sadly though alot of books turned movies.... i dunno it just kills it. i love to reread books, so i reread wake yesterday and i couldnt get miley out of my mental imagry as jaine... ya it didnt work for me. in fact it was annoying. the best way to go with casting for a book turning movie is the little unknowns. find actors that have a minimal career... big names like miss cyrus can kill the realism and the ability to get lost in a story. any other script... fine miley, honey you go for it! but... if it started as a book... low key is the way to go! cant wait to see it all unfold! you are an amazing author. and being a resident of gilbert, az myself... i would love to meet you!

Lisa McMann said...

Heidi, I'll be appearing around town this month -- at Evermore Nevermore in downtown Mesa this Friday (10/8) at 6:30, and at Changing Hands in Tempe on Oct 18, 7pm, and at some Phoenix libraries on the 19th and 23rd. Check the tour page on my website and come!

Anonymous said...

Okay I love these books and I want to see them become movies but if that idiot Miley Cyrus is in it, I'm going to literally burn the books and I'm not going to see the movie, she'll ruin it, really she will think of someone else...please...

Anonymous said...

I read Wake a while back, and just in this weekend I have reread the whole triology! They are great books and my friend and I were just thinking they should be made into movies! Being a 16 year old girl,I am excited to see Miley Cyrus in it, I think she's up for the challenge! Good luck and I can't wait to see it on the big screen!!!!

Anonymous said...

They are plenty of good actresses that could play Janie. The fact that they'd consider Miley Cyrus leaves me speechless. I just can't take her seriously. I so loved Wake it was unlike any other book. I don't want it associated to that actress please!!

Peter said...

I just finished reading wake.. it was quite amazing! unfortunately i had to read it in german because i was asigned it in school, I'd rather much have read it in english though.
But one thing, the happy ending of WAKE.. meh. you know I loved reading the book, but if the ending would have been open ended or perhaps even a sad enging.. might have been better.

Goon said...

I loved this series and I hope the movie turns out well.
Check out my book reviews at http://insubstanial.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Nooooo!!! As much as I like Nicholas Sparks, I hated monotoned Miley! She doesn't even fit the description of Janie. Miley will never leave her disney days. She's going to always be known as Hannah Montana. (is that spelled right?) No. ANYWAYS I just think a lot of fans of the book will be dissapointed. Blaaahhhb..... I'm looking forward for the movie nonetheless, and with her as the character, it will get a lot of media coverage. So those who haven't read the series will see it. That's why she is Janie, for media and moo-lah.

Anonymous said...

Fans of the book hate Miley as Janie, but will they change it? No. Want to know why? because Miley's fan base is far more important/bigger than Wake's. Money is the issue. Miley will bring more money in for the movie than any other actress could. And yes, I just posted another comment.. I felt the need to re-voice my opinion.. haha(:

Anonymous said...

*Bites her tongue to not swear her head off against Miley Cyrus' involvement in the movie.*

I am TOTALLY BEYOND THRILLED THAT THE BOOK IS GOING TO BE MADE INTO A MOVIE!!! Although, why isn't it possible for you to have a say in the casting, and direction like J.K Rowling back in HP1 and 2? You know the characters the most, i believe you have every right to make sure they are who you see.

Alas, i will watch it regardless of everything else.

I do hope and pray that it will go ahead and hope everyone involved with the film will do your books justice.

Anonymous said...

THATS AWESOME.
just PLEASE NO MILEY CYRUS

Jass said...

I am really excited for the movie to come out in theaters. I just finished reading Wake, it is really good. But i can not imagine Miley Cyrus as playing the role of Janie. She just does not fit in the part.And im pretty sure alot of other people are not going to want to watch it either if you pick her.You should try geting people that havent acted in a lot of movies.

ohreallystfu said...

To the people who are bashing Miley about the role, SHUT UP! If you're going to blame Miley for ruining the movie, don't! The directors are the one to blame. Sheesh. I think Miley is good for the role. Can't wait. <3

Anonymous said...

Hey i think that Amanda Seyfried would be a wonderful Jane even though i imagine Jane as a brunette

Anonymous said...

omg im soooo stoked about this!!!! :D my sister and i were jus talking about your book saying "OMG THERE NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE FOR THIS!!" lol well hope all goes well, but ya not miley cyrus only because i think of a more kristen stewart look but either way i will totally go see the movie. hope it works out:)

Anonymous said...

oh and yeah alexa vega would also be a good choice:D

Anonymous said...

I can't wait,the movie will be GREAT!!!!!I was thinking this book needs to be a movie,then i find this,i cant wait!!!

Anonymous said...

that would be completely awesome! i absolutely adored your series! my friends really do love your work. Congrats :)

however... i do disagree that miley cyrus should play as janie. i really do think she is too much of a diva already but if the director chooses her, sorry for my language here but, SCREW THEM!!!!

mfan said...

To all the people who don't think Miley is a good choice for making Wake into a movie:

1) Most books, even very popular ones, do not get made into films. Especially YA books, because there are few YA stars who can bring in an audience. So, without Miley, this book would probably never get made into a movie at all.

2) Even if Wake were made into a movie with some of the actresses mentioned in the above posts, it would simply mean that Fade, and Gone would never be made, because the film would probably not make enough money to justify the risks of making sequels.

3) People who think Miley can't act are only bringing their predjudices and jealousies into their opinions. Miley will be just fine, and I am really looking forward to her being part of a series of movies as a way of telling her critics to (insert bad saying)!

LilyRoseX said...

I think that they should bring in a totally new person to play Janie. I just don't think Miley would fit the part. no offense to her or anything but I feel that they should have a fresh face. :)

Anonymous said...

thata amazing but seriously MILEY CYRUS???,are all other acters dead?

alexis dante said...

omg,thats awesome!!!but miley Cyrus?what the fuck???

L said...

Miley is totally wrong for Janie. I mean TOTALLY wrong. And I understand there isn't anything you can do about it but 95% of the trilogy fans I've talked to agree that they won't see the movie if she's in it. She couldn't be any less like the Janie I imagined in my head; personality and looks wise. I've read all 3 books too many times to count and unfortuately I wouldn't go see it. She's just horrible. Plus, it's fantastic news for you, but I can't really see it being translated to film.

Anonymous said...

I am SO EXCITED!!!! The books are amazing and I hope that you'll write more to come!

mfan said...

Just an update on what I posted above: I Am Number Four was a young adult book series that was supposed to be made into, count 'em, SEVEN books and movies! And there were Hollywood heavy hitters behind it, like Stephen Spielburg, and Michael Bay. Still, it didn't make enough money to justify a sequel. This is what will happen to Wake without Miley Cyrus in the film!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Lisa, I absolutely love your books and I truly think that you are amazing, CONGRADULATIONS!!! I have to say that when I was reading Wake I was dying to see the book come to life in a movie; the fresh ideas that you have in the book and the amazing memorable characters would definitely set the movie apart from the rest!!! I am soooo excited I can hardly contain myself!!!!! I have been checking your site often crossing my figures for you, so that one of these days you would have your books made into a movie!!!!!
All that I am hoping for is that the movie will stay true to the fabulous books that I love. I would see the movie regardless, but like many other people I am not thrilled to hear that Miley is considering the role of Janie… Your books feel close to me; so familiar and safe, I feel like I have known Janie for a long time and have been crushing on Cabe sinse the first time he was introduced (hoping that one day I will find someone like him). The characters are like none I have ever read about before and to have a famous worldwide known actress playing the role of Janie I would be a little disappointed, (when I watch her in her movies all I see is Miley from Hannah Montanna not the character she is supposed to be acting as). What about the Studieo considering casting an unknown, new actress and Actor to play Janie and cable?

Kristina said...

this is one of the best book series i ever read and wished it never ended! axtually its the only book series i ever finished. i am so glad that wake had a cool cover cause i judge books by there cover and i probably would have never picked it up... i love this series and im reading it again right now. i really hope it comes out in a movie!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope that it does become a movie. : ) : )
Only thing is that when you descibe Jane,making Mily play Jane it wont be good.
Honasly if mily plays jane i wont see the movie eventhou i LOVE the books caus they will br ruin

Emmerz said...

Ok, I love this series! This series and the Perfect Chemistry series are my favorite series! I hope this becomes a movie! I like freaked out when I heard it might be! I loved reading the books and I even made my friend read them! :D If this does happen, I will deffinately see the movie, Miley in it or not. I personally don't like Miley all that much, but I don't care. She did a great job acting as Hannah all those years and she did a great job in The Last Song, so I'm sure she'll do a great job in this movie. The only thing I'm wondering about is who will play Cable. Hmmm....Oh well! Hehe.

A-LeMond said...

wait, wait, wait....so is it a movie now!?!?

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading this triligy and I loved it so much. I was actually thinking to my self while reading, what a great movie it would be. Good luck making the movie I cant wait to see it!!!

Anonymous said...

It will get less views since most people are tired of seeing Miley, so if you want top notch $, choose someone like Will Smith. Be wise xox

Anonymous said...

very excited!! wake is my favorite book ever!!! i am psyched that there might be a movie, but i would not want to see another movie with miley cyrus. i suggest getting a new actress for the role of Janie. Miley - NOOO ... movie - YESSS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

miley cyrus big no but selena gomez would be awesome...........and justin bieber as Cable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trisha said...

if only you could write the script the movie would be exactly like the book. theres also the fact that mylie cyris (sorry about spelling) is janie. i dont like that. im only twelve and i know that the move wont be vary good.
at least not NEARLY as good as the book the resons show all by themselvs!

Angellica said...

This is so awesome i cant wait to see the movie all 3 of the books were really good

Anonymous said...

wow awesome news! I think Miley Cyrus was great in the Last Song, but i really don't see her as Janie. I'm not just hating on Miley, I just don't picture her as Janie at all...
I would probably see the movie regardless lol

Books4Juliet said...

I love Wake Trilogy and I love Miley. So yes, I AM SO SO THRILLED about this news! Congratulations Ms. Lisa! I will definitely see the movie! Can't wait!

Cheryl said...

The movie idea is great, but PLEASE, PLEASE don't cast Miley Cyrus. I think Kristen Stewart would be a really good choice c:.
Just not Miley. anyone but her.

Anonymous said...

Two words. Lucy Hale.

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOO.MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.GGGGGGGGGGg!!!!!1 I love your books lisa. i cant get enough. my mom is blind and i read to her alot. i read her the wake trilogiy and she fell inlove with it. we read all three in less than two weeks. i own all the books you have out now and hope you rite even more. im writting my own books, and someday i'd love to meet you in the flesh. prayrs for movie, love ur biggest fan in the world, calie

Anonymous said...

WOW THIS IS GONNA B AWESOME

BUT NOOOOOOOOOOO I REPEAT NOOOOOOOOO MILEY CYRUS SHE WILL RUIN IT AND SHE DOESNT FIT JANIES PROFILE AT ALL I READ EACH BOOK TWICE AND SHE DOESNT FIT IT AT ALLL ALEXA VEGA WOULD B AWESOME AS JANIE PERFECT PERSON AND I'M NOT SAYING THIS CUZ I LIKE HER I AM SAYIN THIS CUZ SHE FITS JANIE :( :) :p PLZZZ NO MILEY

Anonymous said...

I am so excited that they might be making a movie of Wake!!!:) Personally, I think Miley Cyrus would not make a good 'Janie', but that's just my opinion. I mean, I don't hate her, she's a good actress and everything, but I guess her personality and her look is just too different or something. She's just not how I pictured Janie. But, Miley or no Miley, I will still watch the movie regardless. Congrats on the awesome achievement, Lisa!!! :) Would Emma Roberts make a good 'Janie'???

Anonymous said...

GROOSS i would not see this movie if mylie is in it all my friends agree with me too shes just washed out and no one likes her anymore the wake series was amazing best books ever but myle cryus would just ruin it all

Anonymous said...

i just finished reading( well audio book but now I'm gonna go buy it and the squeals!) wake! i absolutely loved it, and i can't wait to see the movie. buuuuuuuuuttttttt,,,,, i don't think Miley Cyrus should play Janie. i mean really, my opinion on her is that shes not a professional actress and she's to much of a train wreck to play a good role, she will (sadly) forever be known as Hannah Montana and she just doesn't fit the role in my opinion and i think her playing Janie makes the role a little less serious- kat

Anonymous said...

i am glad to hear that a movies coming....BUT PLEASE DON'T LET MILEY BE THE LEAD ROLE...she's nothing like Janie...so please consider changing it to someone better. thanks

Anonymous said...

i think kristen stewart would be the best role for Janie

Anonymous said...

hi lisa...im your fan from indonesia, really luv the Wake Trilogy..but having Miley as the lead-role...make me feel a lil bit doubtful coz..Janie's character in the book..is really fascinating and if the actress doesn't have a great acting strength, the movie will be a failure, anyway, i wonder who will be the 'Cabel'..considering he will be on the spotlight too

Anonymous said...

Yay!
I personally cannot wait for the movie! The books are awesome!
But Miley Cyrus?!!!
I am really sorry to say this but I think that she will ruin the movie. I mean the majority of people here hate her too so why would they watch it when they find out SHE is in it?

Anonymous said...

I'm sooo happy it'd going to be made into a movie!! And I'll be fine with Miley Cyrus aslong as she TRIES to be like Jannie, even though I agree with the others that she doesn't portray the vision I had of Janie. Miley Cyrus doesn't LOOK like the way I picture Janie. And you said that you had no control, but aren't you allowed to see the actors and see if they are what you invissioned the character to be? If I'm wrong, sorry. I hope the movie goes well, and good luck Lisa!

Anonymous said...

Dont put Miley Cyrus as lead role... use emma roberts or some brunette... no offense MC

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this trilogy and I absolutely love Miley Cyrus. No offense to anyone but everyone that doesn't want Miley on the film most likely just doesn't like her personal life. The thing is she is a great actress, so it doesn't matter what she does in her personal life. She has grown up and matured since Hannah Montana and its only natural that she is trying to move on. I think everyone should keep an open mind about her she might surprise you.

Anonymous said...

So excited to hear this is becoming a movie.....however if Miley Cyrus plays Janie I will proceed to cry, puke, then have a bonfire with my Wake series books. Please do not let Miley anywhere near this movie. It is a bad idea. She is not even close as to how I imagine Janie to be like....Miley can't act and will ruin the movie...I won't even bother to see it because I know it will ruin my awesome vision of the story in my head.

Lisa McMann said...

You know...I've never understood why people would say they'd burn my books when they actually like the books. Can someone explain?

Why not just skip the movie if you want to protest something? Nobody is forcing anyone to see it.

I guess I'd never burn a book I loved.

10soccerluvr1 said...

when i saw this article i was so excited until i saw that miley cyrus said she was considering playing janie. dont get me wrong, she was amazing as the mysterious girl in the last song, but i dont think that she could do something like janie. janie is tough and very strong, and i cant really see miley cryus as being someone like that, but i do really wanna see this, just not with miley cyrus in it...

10soccerluvr1 said...

when i saw this article i was so excited until i saw that miley cyrus said she was considering playing janie. dont get me wrong, she was amazing as the mysterious girl in the last song, but i dont think that she could do something like janie. janie is tough and very strong, and i cant really see miley cryus as being someone like that, but i do really wanna see this, just not with miley cyrus in it...

10soccerluvr1 said...

when i saw this article i was so excited until i saw that miley cyrus said she was considering playing janie. dont get me wrong, she was amazing as the mysterious girl in the last song, but i dont think that she could do something like janie. janie is tough and very strong, and i cant really see miley cryus as being someone like that, but i do really wanna see this, just not with miley cyrus in it...

10soccerluvr1 said...

when i saw this article, i was so excited, until i saw that miley cyrus was considering playing janie. dont get me wrong, miley was great as the mysterious girl in the last song, but i dont think that she could play someone like janie. janie is a strong and tough girl, but i cant see miley as someone like that. i really wanna see this, just not with miley cyrus in it...

Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds incredible, I would like to see that movie, it seems to be interesting but what I really want to know is why people don't want Miley Cyrus on it? I'm not a Miley's fan, but I would like to know of anyone of you guys, why Miley not?

Anonymous said...

Awesome guys, I would love to read those books and also to see the movie. This is going to be a movie hit. And I think Miley, in my opinion, would be interesting, but it seems that nobody wants Miley, can you tell me why?

Brandon said...

I think this news just made my entire week. I JUST finished the series. However... not taking into consideration her reputaion, horrible singing, and even attitude(as we have met), I still find Miley Cyrus lacks the ability to ACT. She is HERSELF no matter who she plays. She cannot ACT like Janie. Ellen Page or Molly Quin would be better choices for sure.

Anonymous said...

Choose a new lead!!!!! I love the books but miley cyrus is just going to ruin it all!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to see this trilogy turned into a movie, but having Miley Cyrus in the movie in anyway will totally ruin it for me. I can see Ethan Peck playing cable, but other than that I think they should use mostly unknowns in the casting.

Jayne Pinella said...

OMG I'M EXSTAITIC RIGHT NOW!!! I have been talking about these books becoming since I started "Wake" before I had even finished it. Your an amazing author and no matter what this movie is going to be just as bit of amazing!!! awwwwwww I hope for the best!!

Anonymous said...

will there be a book for THE UNWANTEDS? I love love love that book let me know, thanks!

Anonymous said...

wlii there be an unwanteds movie??

Anonymous said...

Just finished the books not too long ago and found this post, but its from 2010.. any update on the movie??

jokinglang said...

WAIT this was in 2010 and there is no news yet... what happened?

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