Chris Weitz to Publish YA Trilogy

Chris Weitz..cgThe director of New Moon has signed with Stephenie Meyer’s publishing house, Little,Brown, to publish a post-apocalyptic YA trilogy in 2014.  According to MTVs Hollywood Crush:

According to the announcement from publisher Little, Brown, the literary trilogy-to-be will kick off with “The Young World”: a story about the teenage sole survivors who inherit a destroyed and desolate earth, after a cataclysmic event kills off every person on earth not between the ages of 12 and 21. Ill-equipped to restore society to working order, the surviving residents of New York City must try to rebuild their world from the ground up—a tough charge for any decimated population, but especially difficult if you’re trying to save your species from annihilation while simultaneously going through puberty. Drama will abound!

Let us know in the comments if you think the book sounds good and what your opinion is on Weitz taking a stab at YA.


  1. Well the book does sound , it sounds interisting and fun. And i guess that its his carreer so he makes his own descisions and its cool that he is going to be publishing a book. 🙂

  2. Meh…I’m not a big fan of dystopian stories to begin with, and this one sounds like something that’s already been done.

  3. Jennifer says

    Kinda sounds like The Tribe

  4. CullenCoven says

    Kills everyone NOT between 12 and 21? Sounds kinda like a reverse Hunger Games… I don’t think I would read it.

  5. i’m happy for him! some parts sound familiar, but i don’t care, i’d read it!

  6. Sounds brilliant. Chris is really clever — in terms of the story, in terms of writing the story, and in terms of the cinematic possibilities, which he could write and direct. Brilliant!

    Can’t wait to read it, Chris! Good luck! And write fast!!

  7. Amanda Beth says

    It sounds exactly like the Gone series…

  8. LadyLovesLeo says

    I would love to read it just because of Chris. He is amazingly talented as a writer, director, and actor. Keep us posted!