Ally Condie has taken to her personal Twitter to confirm that there has been no progress and no updates on the “Matched” movie project. Kimmy West’s Page to Premiere website was the first to report on Ally’s tweet. We reported, some time ago, that David Slade stepped down from the director’s chair and Jon Chu “stepped up” to replace him. Jon Chu, of course, was the director of movies that included Step Up: 2 and Step Up: 3D, both of which he worked with with Matched producer Adam Shankman. As of January of this year, he was in the negotiations to direct but nothing had been confirmed.
After the script, penned by husband and wife team Michelle and Kiernan Mulroney (who also penned the script for a Sherlock Holmes film), had been confirmed as complete back in January of this year, there has been no more movie news. Six months after the Jon Chu and script news, Ally Condie confirms that there has been no more news/updates on the project.
Guys, there is NO movie news. None. But I will tell you if there ever is, I swear. And I love that you care.
Do you think that this news about the lack of news is a bad sign for any hopes of an actual movie being produced? Hopefully the executives that give movies a “green light” to start production will be watching as our fellow fans at The Mortal Instruments fandom turn out big box office numbers for Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones movie. If movies like City of Bones and upcoming the Divergentfilm do well at the box office, “Matched” may have a better chance of transitioning from book to movie!
David Slade is no longer set to direct Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Matched. Though there’s no news as to why this change occurred, Heat Vision is reporting that Jon Chu is about to seal a deal to take his place in the director’s chair!
Jon Chu is mostly known for more modern-day, highly-choreographed films like Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D (both of which he worked on with Matched producer Adam Shankman) as well as the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation. It will be interested to see what he does with a heartfelt futuristic romance!
The article also confirms that the script written by Michelle and Kiernan Mulroney (who also penned Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) is complete! Hopefully, this means the project will start rolling along quickly from here on out!
Just Jared Jr. recently covered Reached in their book club, at which time they unleashed a great quote from Ally Condie that was previously published in Entertainment Weekly. It’s all about her favorite fancasts for the upcoming Matched movie!
Here’s her take on it all:
“I’m 34, so I’m mostly thinking about whose dad Nathan Fillion could play. [Laughs] A lot of fans have been sending pictures of actors. I just saw Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A lot of fans have mentioned him, and I was kind of dying because he’s the cutest thing ever — he would be a great Ky. Also, Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries.”
We wouldn’t be opposed to the inclusion of Nathan Fillion, either!
We’re doing a fancasting here on Matched Fandom, if you don’t already know, and we recently posted a poll for you to vote on your choice actor for Ky Markham. Just a refresher, the choices of actors included: Logan Lerman, Drew Roy, Landon Liboiron, Chace Crawford, Kevin Zegers and Zac Efron.
The most votes went to…
Logan Lerman got the highest number votes, with Drew Roy bringing up a close second. What are your thoughts on Logan?
So far, our dream cast consists of Emma Roberts as Cassia and Logan as Ky. Who’s next? Make sure to take part in our next poll!
Sorry for taking so long with Ky’s fan casting but we finally have it! Vote for your favourite down below!
Logan Lerman is best known for playing the title role int the film adaptation of ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief.’ He has also been in many successful TV shows and movies, most recently ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower.’ He has been nominated for numerous awards for his work.
Drew Roy is best known for his roles in the TV series ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘iCarly,’ as recurring chracters, and most recently a main role in the sci-fi TV show, ‘Falling Skies.’
Landon Liboiron is best known for his role as Declan in ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation.’ He has had roles in some other TV series and movies and has been nominated for a Gemini award.
Chace Crawford is best known for his role as Nate in the TV series ‘Gossip Girl,’ and has had roles in a few movies, most recently, ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting.’ He has won a few Teen Choice Awards for his work.
Kevin Zegers is known for his many role on various TV shows as well as in many movies, most notably as Josh in the ‘Air Bud’ series and as Toby in ‘Transamerica.’ He has been nominated for many awards for his work. He was recently cast as Alec in the film adaptation of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.’
Zac Efron rose to fame with the lead role in the ‘High School Musical’ film series. He has since starred in many movies, notably, ‘Hairspray,’’ ’17 Again’ and ‘Charlie St. Cloud.’ He has won numerous awards for his work. One of his recent roles is Jack Jansen in the film adaptation of ‘The Paperboy.’
We recently posted a poll to get your choices for an actress to play Cassia in the Matched movie. We had a lot of votes and the ultimate winner is…
Yes, Emma Roberts garnered the largest number of votes (with Lily Collins in a close second). What are your thoughts on Emma?
If, by chance, you didn’t get a chance to give us your input, don’t worry! We’ll be doing a lot more fancasting in the weeks to come! Next up is Ky! Keep an eye on the site for the post to come later this week.
Hey matched fans! We’re starting a fancast, to vote for our favourite actress or actor for Matched!
This week we’re starting with Cassia! A pole is at the bottom for you to vote.
Daveigh Chase is best known for her voice role in Disney Channel’s ‘Lilo & Stitch’ as the voice of Lilo, and as Samara in the horror flick, ‘The Ring.’ She has won a couple awards for her work in various movies and television shows.
Lucy Hale is best known for her role as Aria in the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ television series (an apdation of the Pretty Little Liars book series) and had the lead role in the movie, ‘A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.’
Emma Roberts rose to fame in her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series ‘Unfabulous.’ She has since starred in many movies has been nominated for many awards for her performances.
Hailee Steinfeld is quite an accomplished actress at the age of 15. She is best known for her role as Mattie Ross in the critically acclaimed film ‘True Grit,’ a role which won her over 25 award nominations, most of which she won. She will also be seen in the film adaptation of ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card.
Lily Collins is best known for her roles in various movies such as The Blind Side, Abduction and Mirror Mirror. Although she has not been in much movies, she is still a well known actress. She will star as the lead character, Clary Fray, in the film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s ‘City of Bones.’