Movie News: Avalon High and The Mediator

March 3rd, 2010

As we gear up for Oscar night (I’ve seen 8 of the 10 Best Picture nominees, and am about to see #9! How about you? Best Movie Ever, Oscar Edition, coming to this blog soon!), I just got movie news of my very own. Read it here first…

(…or not because it was already in Variety….)

Avalon HighScheduled for a late fall 2010 premiere, this Disney Channel Original Movie, based on the popular novel by Meg Cabot, follows Allie who, after transferring to Avalon High, is shocked to discover that her new classmates are reincarnations of King Arthur and his Court. The deeper Allie searches these interesting parallels between the past and the present, the more sure she is that her school is a contemporary Camelot, and it’s up to her to solve the mystery before the notorious traitor Mordred wins again.

I know, I know. They changed Ellie’s name to Allie. Or maybe that’s a misprint. Who knows? I won’t tell you about the other major change they’re making, because trust me, you’re going to love it.

(And no, it’s not that it’s a musical. But I am BEGGING for that, because Will and Marco, fight-dancing? No, YOU shut up.)

So who will star in the film version of this 2010 Abe Lincoln Award Nominee? No clue!

If I hear any casting news, I’ll let you know (and yes, gazillions of aspiring actresses who write to me, I’ll try to let you know about auditions, but you’re much better off checking with your agent or Variety every day, not me. I’m not attached to this production in any way–see above re: begging for fight-dancing–so I have NO say in casting).

In other news, have you seen the new look my British publisher is giving the Mediator books?

Gorgeous. These books won’t be available until summer, but I can’t wait.

The Mediator movie news is that it’s STILL ON! So keep your fingers crossed!

(And for those of you who keep sending me Mediator scripts, thanks very much, but we have a scriptwriter. Although of course continue to write your own scripts for fun if you want to!)

Well, that’s all the Meg Cabot movie news! Stay tuned for a Best Movie Of All Time Oscar Edition post.

More later.

Much love,

Meg