David Slade to Direct Matched
David Slade, the director two very diametrically opposed vampire movies, seems to be continuing down the path of making movies based on shitty young adult novels. He started out his film career with Hard Candy, which I haven’t seen but apparently it’s good. Following that he directed the adaptation of the comic book 30 Days of Night. The movie isn’t great but I really enjoyed it. He was then blinded by money and directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the antithesis to 30 Days. Apparently Disney liked “his ability to balance teen angst and action,” because the powers that be at Disney have chosen him direct their adaptation of Matched.
Matched is based on a book by Ally Condie, who also wrote something called the Yearbook Trilogy. It’s set in a dystopian where everyone is told what to do by math. There are algorithms that tell you what to watch, what to read, what to eat, and when you turn 17 they tell you who to fuck. One girl, Cassia something, doesn’t like this idea so she says “Fuck it” and becomes a revolutionary. Or something, I really don’t care.
The script was written by Michelle and Kieran Mulroney, who also wrote Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
The film is still in development, so no news on release date or stars.