Ok, so Hollywood needs to stop taking books and ruining them. Granted, this series was already ruined as soon as the first book was released since it took the great adult versions and warped them; completely ruining all characters while trying to cover the fact by stating that they aren't based on the original books.
HELLO!!!!! Same bird-human chimera by the same name and it's NOT based upon the original? Someone needs to get their head checked... I'm just sayin'.
Anyways, They've now taken the teen series and have started to cast for the movie. Of course, the books that I'm talking about are the Max series along with the original material When the Wind Blows and The Lake House by James Patterson.
They've slated Avan Jogia (from some new TV show called Victorious) as Fang and Catherine Hardwick (who directed Twilight) is directing. Granted it's not slated for release until 2013, but still.
The moral of this story is; Hollywood needs some original source material and imaginative writers so that they don't keep relying on pre-existing books.