Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wings to be made into a movie by Disney

According to Entertainment Weekly (Jul 15, 2009, 02:57 AM by Tanner Stransky www.ew.com) Aprilynee Pike's Wings is to adapted for a movie by Disney - starring Miley Cyrus!

Disney has found a new starring vehicle for Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus: The company snatched rights to the young adult novel Wings and has plans to develop the title around Cyrus, according to Variety. The book, written by Aprilynee Pike, revolves around Laurel (played by Cyrus), a 15-year-old girl who grows up home-schooled in a small town before heading off to a large high school. There, she realizes she's unlike the other kids, as she sprouts a pair of wings and realizes she's a fairy. Pike says that Wings is the first of a four-title series.

So - I liked the book but am not at all sure about Miley Cyrus playing the part. What do you think? And who would you have preferred to see in the role?

23 comments:

J. Kaye said...

For once I can actually see Miley Cyrus as the main character...I think they did well here.

Anonymous said...

aren't her fans a little younger than the readers of Wings?

Debbie's World of Books said...

I definitely didn't picture Miley Cyrus as Laurel. I'm not sure who I would cast but I think I would prefer if they did an animated version.

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
no, no, no
STOP THEM

Anonymous said...

uhmm yeahhh no! she would be the worstttt! the role doesnt fit her at all she wouldnt be able to pull it off she sucks at acting she would over play the role and ruin the movie there are so many ppl who actually look like her .. even out of my friends dont turn this into twilight and make it horible compared to the book!

Arya said...

I posted about this on my blog just today. I can't stand Miley Cyrus, and I don't think she should play Laurel. In fact, I don't think Disney should do the movie at all. I guess Miley just want to be the next Kristen Stewart.

Anonymous said...

Okay, first off i would like to say I like Disney movies FOR CHILDREN. The target audience for this book is teenagers. We are the readers who made this book popular so why would you get Disney, as great as they are, to make a teen movie? So far Disney has not done well in making teen movies, so I think it is unfair of them to adapt a book that could quite possibly be the next twilight and effects all the fans by potentially ruining the book.
Second, why the hell would anyone want Miley Cyrus to star in this movie. I am sure she is great in her TV series and sure some of her music may be good but that's because all of the work she has done has always centered around HER and never truly involved her getting into a character that was not herself. The only movie she ever starred in was a movie about her, where she could sing and dance her songs and not have to truly immerse herself in to a character. Laurel is a shier off-beat character that even a truly skilled actor would have difficulty portraying, let alone a teenager who pretty much never truly "acted".If Miley Cyrus does become Laurel I sincerely hope that work will be done with her to truly make the movie half as good as the book. It would be such a shame if the movie was a let down. If she tries to be in the soundtrack also i will really be disappointed. There is nothing else for me to do but wait and see the trailer, if I can see that it is a total train wreck. These are all just my opinions and I truly mean no offense to anyone.

Anonymous said...

MILEY CYRUS IS NOT LAUREL I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THE PERSON WHO SAID THAT SHE HAS NEVER ACTED ANYTHING OTHER THEN HERSELF. MILEY CYRUS IS A TALENTLESS FREAK. I LOVE THE BOOK WINGS AND WOULD HATE TO SEE IT RUINED BY THIS OVER PAYED LOSER!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Bookgeek said...

Have to say, I agree. I just can't see Disney or Miley doing the film, or the role, justice. Sigh. Hope Disney is taking notice of how people react to their news.

Anonymous said...

yah know what, i hate that they put her in the role. shes not right at all for it, and i dont think shes a good actress anyway, they need someone good.

btfkillsthepromqueen said...

NO NO NO NO NO NOOO!!!! Why the hell can´t they just cast some real actress with at least a little bit talent and some grace but have to give every opportunity to this talentless witch!!! Thisss is soooo not fair to those who love the book!! AHHH This makes me so furiousss!!

Anonymous said...

Anybody BUT Miley Cyrus should play the part. She's way too ugly to play it, and her acting sucks. Anyway, I'm so mad that this is even going to be a movie! People should just know when to leave a good book alone!

Anonymous said...

Definitely NOT Miley Cyrus! I imagine someone more fair and pale and quiet like the girl who played Alice in the newest Alice in Wonderland or someone like that.

Anonymous said...

Please, this isnt possible! Laurel is like my favorite character of any book series I have read and now she is going to be Miley Cyrus!!! NOOOOO!!!! this cant be happening. She better surprise us all...

Anonymous said...

I think i might cry....

Anonymous said...

not in a happy way...

Anonymous said...

out of 16 comments 1 of them votes yay for miley... i dont. And i agree with every one saying that disney should not turn this book into a movie. i am so angry.. UGH!!! i refuse to see this movie now

Anonymous said...

i dont know who should be laurel but tamani should be Christopher Massoglia. just saying i saw a picture of him on youtube and he looks like tamani to me. please change the actor for laurel.

Anonymous said...

Not ok with Miley Cyrus in that role. Not ok at all. It's going to turn a lovely book into media trash. I'm not sure who I could see in the role of Laurel. Perhaps a new face? Someone not well-known. Or Annasophia Robb--she has a sort of ethereal look about her.

Anonymous said...

Wings series can not be the best book ever but I liked a lot. Lot lot this book. And I never liked Cyrus as an actress and less as a singer. Cyrus seems so flat for me. I dont know who can be Laurel, but I think they are lots of girls out there that can do something much better. I cant be like this but If she really gets the paper, that would make myself like the movie so much less even without seeing it. Sorry but I dont like Cyrus.

Sophie Madden said...

I have to say that i loved the book wings and I would love to see it changed into a movie! And as much as I love Disney.... They can't make this film!!! They would ruin it completely and they would miss out the important bits like the fight scene in the third book wild!! I DON'T WANT CYRUS AS LAUREL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone like taler swift or some thing would be better!! Or they could do what Harry potter did and find a unknown actress and make her famous!! But these are just my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

i love wings to pieces. But i don't think that Miley has the right kind of personality to be Laura. i DON'T THINK THAT i WILL LIKE THIS MOVIE MUCH BECAUSE OF MILEY. But, nonetheless I'm still syked to watch wings!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't choose her! have you seen how she is today?! it would completely ruin the whole, entire movie! I love wings and I don't was ghetto Cyrus to mess it up for me >:( Dakota Fanning would probably be better at playing Laurel than Cyrus. Cyrus doesn't even look like her nor does she sound like her!