‘Matched’ Movie Gets Its Director: David Slade

David Slade Matched director

David Slade

Deadline has announced that director David Slade has been picked to helm Disney’s adaptation of Matched:

Disney has signed David Slade to direct Matched, and adaptation of the Ally Condie young-adult novel. The book series revolves around a girl in a dystopian future where choice is taken away, and a young woman falls in love with a guy she has not been matched with. Kieran and Michelle Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes 2) wrote the script and Offspring’s Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman are producing. The third book in the series, Reached, will be published in November by Penguin. Slade directed 30 Days Of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and was supposed to direct Daredevil before backing out to direct the pilot for Hannibal. He is repped by WME.

At this point, it seems David Slade is only signed on for the first film, which is typical with film series’ these days. He known for having a unique visual style in each of his films, so we can’t wait to see what he brings to Matched!


Matched Movie Poster Challenge

Are you getting excited for the upcoming Matched movie? Producer Adam Shankman says that the film is looking for its director, but in the meantime, let’s have some fun of our own!

Send us your best Matched Movie poster to fandomnet@gmail.com and we’ll feature it on the site! This challenge goes out to all our admins, Tumblr fans, artistic-leaning comrades, and all free peoples of the world (even Society members)!

While you dream up your movie poster, get some inspiration from this crazy-good Matched book cover re-create from the1bookblog!

the1bookblog matched ally condie book cover fan art