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Chris Weitz, best known for writing and directing for the big screen, has now taken on a new project, writing for young adults.  Little, Brown announced today that the have bought Chris Weitz’ trilogy, The Young World.

It might just be coincidence, but Little, Brown is also the publisher for the Twilight Saga for which Weitz directed New Moon.  Either way it will be interesting to see what Weitz has for the young adult market.

From Deadline:

Chris Weitz’ new venture is a novel, The Young World, described as “the first in an epic, post-apocalyptic trilogy” due in Spring 2014.  The story is set in New York City following a catastrophy that kills everyone but teenagers. They must learn to survive in a world with no heat, running water, TV, video games, phones or Internet — and no authority figures. “These young survivors experience combat, romance, and post-apocalyptic nostalgia for a pop culture and technology they entirely took for granted,” Weitz says.

What do you think of Chris Weitz writing a young adult novel? What do you think about the concept of the book?

  • Jason

    New Moon isn’t exactly one of his -er- better films, but I liked the way he handled About a Boy and A Better Life. He’s great at capturing domestic perspective and that could translate well into literary, but sci-fi? I’m not too sure. 

  • Laura

    Reminds me of Lord of the Flies. Except with a catastrophe that conveniently skims over teens (lolwut) instead of a plane crash.

    Not going to lie; when it comes to writing, my biased ass is immediately skeptical if the writer is connected to Twilight in any way. But my ass and I have had a conversation about judging people, and we both wish Mr. Weitz luck.    

  • http://jeff-dodge.blogspot.com/ Jeff D.

    I’m not trying to judge here, since as a book lover I’m sure I’ll read it at some point, but look at the plot: Everyone is killed but teenagers. Since Young Adult novels are all the rage right now, it seems like he wrote the book with that popularity fully in mind (meaning, having teenagers be the main characters and only characters, it seems).

  • steph

    sounds a little like the gone series to me

    • 7Starrchasers

      exactly what I was thinking….so Chris, been there, read that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/iDomi Domi Ed

    I wish him luck.
    I love to read and I’m sure I’ll pick it up at some point.

    I suppose I’m not too…interested in the idea of romance

    Girl ” omgee, I want to make out with you soooo bad. Like lol”
    Guy ” omg ok. Haven’t showered in 2 months but let’s do it”

    …my imagination didn’t stop at kissing but I’ll just shut up now.
    Time to bleach out my brain.

  • TheFirst

    Isn’t that the same story the Gone series is basically about?

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    The Tribe!

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