Movie Trailer: AVALON HIGH


Book blurb from Goodreads:
Avalon High, I was starting to think, might not be so bad after all.

Maybe it's not where Ellie wants to be, but if you have to start at a new school, Avalon High is typical enough: There's Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy.

But not everyone at Avalon High is who they appear to be . . . not even, as Ellie is about to discover, herself. As a bizarre drama begins to unfold, Ellie has to wonder, what part does she play in all this? Do the coincidences she's piecing together really mean—as in King Arthur's court—that tragedy is fast approaching for her new friends?

Ellie doesn't know if she can do anything to stop the coming trouble. But somehow, she knows she has to try.
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I liked, okay - loved, reading the book Avalon High by Meg Cabot. I don't know why but there's something about it that really tickled my imagination.  Of course, references to Arthur and Camelot and the whole medieval lot really sold me the book since I love reading (and watching) about those times.

And I've always wondered if they're going to adapt this one into a movie since there's so much potential for a live adaptation.  And surprise, surprise... Disney acquired the rights, made it into a movie (filming from May to June 2010) and is now going to premiere on November 2010.



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In Avalon High, Allie is ecstatic when her parents, traveling professors who specialize in King Arthur’s legend, tell her she will be staying at Avalon High until she graduates.  She can finally join the track team, make new friends and be a normal high school student. But shortly after arriving, Allie discovers that something strange may be afoot.  While researching a term paper on King Arthur’s legacy, she begins to notice some interesting parallels between the past and the present – from handsome quarterback Will, his cheerleader girlfriend, Jen, and their best friend, Lance, to Will’s brooding step-brother, Marco, a quirky kid named Miles and football players who act like knights of the roundtable. The deeper Allie searches, the more convinced she is that her school is a contemporary Camelot, and it’s up to her to solve of the mystery of Avalon High before notorious traitor Mordred wins again.
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Ah, I am bemoaning the fact that they changed Ellie to Allie since that name (Ellie) is an important part to the story.  Plus, they made a MAJOR change as well, but Meg Cabot assured us that: "...trust me, you're going to love it." Oh well, I'll take her word for it.

So, who's going to star in this movie?  The "Avalon High" cast includes Britt Robertson as Allie Pennington, Gregg Sulkin as Will Wagner, Joey Pollari (Disney XD's "Skyrunners") as Miles, Devon Graye ("Dexter") as Marco, Molly Quinn ("Castle") as Jen, Christopher Tavarez ("Big Momma's House 2") as Lance, and Steve Valentine ("I'm in the Band," "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie," "Crossing Jordan") as Mr. Moore.

Well, I can't wait to watch this and only a month to go.



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