Monday, October 29, 2012

Slammed & Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover Optioned for a Movie!!


Well it’s a happy week for Will and Lake fans because we recently found out that Slammed and Point of Retreat have been optioned for a movie. How awesome is that??!! If you’ve had the pleasure of reading these great books, you’ll probably agree with me that seeing the stories come to life on the big screen will be pure bliss!

If you haven’t read them yet, Atria Books is having a sale on the eBooks in celebration for the film rights being optioned. You can get them for only $3.99!! So grab them now before it’s too late!
Purchase links:

SLAMMED eBook:
Apple iBookstore
Barnes & Noble
Amazon
S&S
POINT OF RETREAT eBook:
Apple iBookstore
Barnes & Noble
Amazon
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To celebrate this fantastic book news, WinterHaven Books had the opportunity to interview Colleen Hoover about the movie option, her reaction, and all sorts of other cool stuff. Check it out!!

Interview with Colleen Hoover:
First off, congratulations on your movie deal! We are so excited to see Slammed come to life! So give us fans a blow by blow recount of your reaction when you got the news? Where were you and what went through your head?
My agent actually called when I was on my way to the airport to visit some author friends in Minnesota. I had to pull over I was so excited. That was weeks ago and I've had to keep it all in until it was ready to be announced.

What scene from the book are you most looking forward to seeing on the big screen?
Oh, the hallway scene when they find out the first big secret. And of course the slams! They would be awesome to be seen live.

If you had your choice, who would you cast as Lake and Will?
Oh, I have NO CLUE! People keep asking. I have a huge crush on Diego Boneta and I think Jane Levy is adorable, but I don't know how I'd feel about them together. 

Will Slammed and Point of Retreat be combined as one film, or is it a two film deal?
I'm not sure. I think they would try for one screenplay, but it's far off before that happens.

Any tentative release dates?
Oh, not at all. Film options are just the first of many, many steps. It's a long process and there are a lot steps that sometimes never get completed. But the fact that we took the first big step is huge!

Do you think you’ll have a cameo? If they offer will you do it? SAY YES! :D
Oh, heck no. I would ruin the film!

Any favorite music choices for your soundtrack?
I think that's obvious. It would be so cool if they could line up the songs before each chapter.

Lastly, off the movie subject… when is the next book coming out? Direct, much? :)
I have NO CLUE! lol. I've got three in the works right now. I wish I was the type of author who could just sit and finish one for the sake of deadlines, but it's more about what I'm "feeling" at the time.

Well thank you Colleen Hoover for being the awesome author that you are and graciously answering our questions!!

 Now for more exciting news!!
Colleen Hoover has graciously offered to send one lucky WinterHaven follower a SIGNED copy of Slammed! Be sure to fill out the rafflecopter link below and share your thoughts on this fabulous author, the books or the movie option!
International Book Giveaway
Signed copy of SLAMMED

51 comments:

  1. Congratulations,Colleen, that must be so cool to know you`ll see your characters come to life! I guess, it can be compared to giving birth to a child :)
    Thanks for the giveaway. Greetings from northern Europe!

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    1. LOL! I like the way you put it! Having these characters come to life will be so exciting!

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  2. Congratulations on the movie deal! I bet it was hard not telling anyone about your movie deal for those weeks! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. I can't imagine having to keep a secret so huge like that secret for so long! TORTURE!! So excited for this though. Thanks for stopping by Temara!

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  3. I am so excited about this news! I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat back when I read them in May! Can't wait for them to hit the big screen :D Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I loved these books too Teri Beth! This news was exciting!! XD

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  4. Congratulations on the movie deal!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by roro! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  5. Congrats Colleen!! So very excited about the movie! Can't wait for it to come on big screen. XD

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    1. Thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck Trisha!

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  6. I've heard so many great reviews on Slammed that I want to read it now. I like reading books before seeing the movie version so that gives me extra incentive :)

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    1. Na these books are awesome! Stop what you're doing and read them NOW! You won't regret it!! XD Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. While I was reading this book, I was picturing it as a movie. I really hope this gets made into a movie!!! I want to see "The Lake" poem live.

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    1. Oh I hope it comes to fruition too! Seeing this movie come to life will be awesome!! Oh The Lake poem was my favorite too! "So keep your ocean. I’ll take the Lake..." Loved that!!!

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  8. Totally amazing that it has been optioned. I have heard only great things about this book! Congrats!

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    1. These are some great books Brooke! You have to try them out. You'll love them!! XD

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  9. Oooooh~ I really hope this would turn into a movie. Its amazing. <3 Congratulations to Colleen! :)

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  10. I love the fact that so many books are being optioned for movie rights. I can not wait to see some of my favourites on the big screen and all though I haven't read Slammed yet, I'm hoping it will be a favourite. Great interview! Donna xoxox

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    1. Thanks Donna! Colleen if great to interview! :)

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  11. Yay, congrats!!! That's is such great news! I love hearing how more books are being considered for film, it has definitely got my husband interested in reading and it has my kids taking notice too :)

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    1. Definitely great new Jolene. I was excited to hear about this too!

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  12. Wonderful news!! Haven't read the books yet but I've heard so many great things about them. Thank you for the international giveaway :)

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    1. I hope you get to read the books soon. They are soo good Kristia!

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  13. I just finished both books within the last 3 days, and I am so excited to know they will be made into a movie. I can't wait. I absolutely, butterflying loved them!!

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    1. Same here Catherine! So glad to hear you enjoyed them. XD

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  14. Congrats!!! That is awesome. I love Slammed. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Yes, Colleen was gracious enough to offer the giveaway. She rocks!!

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  15. I love these two books.

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!!

    Nicoleta D.

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  17. After a lot of Good reccomendations i read and felt in loe with it so much.
    A part of me is happy for the movie news but another one is kinda doubful about it..
    Thank you for the giveaway

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    1. You're welcome Laura. I have high hopes for this movie. So excited! XD

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  18. This is exciting and wonderful news!! I hope they do a good job with the film though, because I love these stories so much, I'd be really ticked if they botched it up. Wonderful interview and post, Arlene and Colleen. :)

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    1. I really hope they get it rigth too Rachel. Thank you!

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  19. These books are so full of AWESOMENESSSSSS! And now the movie? I'm butterflying speechless rite now... Thanks for the giveway, Arlene. I want these so badly I cant even tell you
    My Suck is that I have to wait a long time for book 3, My Sweet is i'm reading this book for the 5th times! Not that i'm counting...

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    1. LOL! FIVE times??!! That's pure awesome!!

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    2. Lol, thanks Arlene! Authors never come to where I live and that I would never get this chance...so, thanks again for this precious chance!

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  20. I totally agree with Colleen that I would be most excited to see the hallway scene and the slams! They better cast someone who can convey Will's emotions in those slams!

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    1. That scene would be awesome to watch. The slams too! I agree as well. XD

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  21. It's awesome that Slammed and Point of Retreat have been optioned for a movie! :) I haven't gotten to read them yet except for a sample of Slammed but I want to so bad! They are next in line on my TBR list - just waiting for payday! It would be even more awesome to win a signed copy! ;)

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    1. Good luck with the giveaway Kelly!!

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  22. I haven't got to read Slammed yet. Thanks so much for this giveaway :)

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    1. I hope you read it soon Jillyn. I love this book!! You're welcome and good luck!

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  23. First of all, CONGRATS! This is such a big deal, I'm excited! I haven't read Slammed yet, but now I look forward to it even more!

    ♥Jessica(:
    Just a Booklover

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    1. You're in for a treat when you read it Jessica. Great book!!

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  24. Congrats, this will make a great movie!

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  25. These books, were BEYOND amazing! Literally read them both, yesterday. I couldn't stop. I cried, laughed and just... OHMYGOSH! I really hope they do the books justice, if it turns into a movie. Such great great books.

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