Movie News: Underland Chronicles

April 1st, 2014 by

Gregor the OverlanderWith all the hype around the Hunger Games movies, it was surely just a matter of time before Hollywood would make a film of Suzanne Collins’ other book series, The Underland Chronicles (aka the Gregor books).

Well, the big announcement has finally come: no word on the release date yet, but an adaptation of the first book in the series, Gregor the Overlander, will definitely be hitting theaters at some point in the future!

But they’d better hurry up and shoot the movie fast because Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence have been cast as the leads, Gregor and Luxa!

It certainly seems like a strange choice because the characters are 11 years old, whereas the actors are both in their 20s. But the movie studio that’s doing the adaptation addressed their casting decision in this way:

“Whenever you cast iconic book characters, there will be some backlash from the fans. It seemed a natural fit to ask Josh and Jennifer to take on the roles of Gregor and Luxa because they’re already a known quantity to Suzanne Collins’ readers. Not only that, they’re two of Hollywood’s brightest young stars who have already proven their acting chops and their appeal in the Hunger Games movies.”

Makes sense, we suppose… And we can only imagine that same logic applied to the rest of the casting, plus a few surprises:

  • Woody Harrelson as Ripred
  • Elizabeth Banks as Solovet
  • Donald Sutherland as Vikus
  • Willow Shields as Lizzie
  • Sam Claflin as Henry
  • Liam Hemsworth as Boots

It is quite puzzling that Liam Hemsworth was cast as Gregor’s 2-year-old sister, Boots… but we’re so excited about the film we’re willing to just go with it.

In addition, how the Underland’s fantastical creatures will be represented will be a fresh new take, a source close to the Art Director stated:

“Well, elaborate state-of-the-art computer generated creatures has already been done in movies like The Hobbit, and while hand puppets were considered, I know for a fact that they started rehearsals on interpretive dance. So, none of the fliers will actually fly, but you’ll really see them fly through the magic of imagination!”

What about you? Do you agree with the casting? Leave a comment and let us know who you would cast if you had the choice. Also, leave a comment and tell us whether you believed a single word that we said because guess what —

April Fools!

(In other words, this is all fake! Did we getcha?)


— Karen and Nancy

P.S. — We do really want to see movies of this series some day. So if you’re like us, well, sorry if we got your hopes up!

118 Responses

  • extreme fan of underland chronicles writes:
    December 4th, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    hooooooooo! that angered me! if you didn’t say april fools then I probably would’ve called the cops.

  • A writes:
    December 30th, 2019 at 10:08 am

    U got me! All though I should’ve known it was fake since the cast doesn’t go with the characters!

  • No one writes:
    January 9th, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    What is wrong with you I really wanted a movie about this book and you completely rounded it for me and your lucky that this is not in a conversation or I would be ferrous at you. I would hate you!!,

  • Luxa writes:
    January 9th, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    I hate you you should be sued and ruining are own comments yeah get of the internet you jerks And am 10 years old to think this GET OFF THE INTERNET

  • Erin writes:
    January 28th, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    You got me soooo bad! I was like OMG a movie, im so excited. 5 seconds later im crying inside lol!

  • Janetzi writes:
    March 15th, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Can you really pretty please make a movie I searched every where to see a movie.

  • Jenna writes:
    March 21st, 2020 at 8:04 am

    So stupid that they lied to us

  • Ellie writes:
    April 27th, 2020 at 1:51 am

    Haha! When i was reading the rest of the “cast” i knew it was fake bc u said “liam hemsworth” as boots, and that made no sense WHATSOEVER xD

  • Isabella writes:
    May 7th, 2020 at 9:16 am

    I want to see the gregor the overlander movies. I am also mad at you for tricking me. I REALLY WANT TO SEE GREGOR THE OVERLANDER MOVIES! My name is Isabella. I am on the Fifh book of gregor. I am almost done.

  • This name cannot be displayed writes:
    May 10th, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Dude, you guys TOTALLY got me! But I mean… I fell upset too because this sounds very convincing. Omg, WHY IS THIS FAKE! But hey, I am ready for somebody to start making a Gregor the Overlander movie. Someday, someday.

    • Lexi writes:
      May 25th, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Yea Idk if they will. They need to be really popular.

  • Grady writes:
    May 24th, 2020 at 2:03 am

    April Fools

  • Sara writes:
    May 26th, 2020 at 11:08 am

    That cast is the cast of the Hunger Games

  • Yeet writes:
    June 1st, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    There is no movie

  • nicholas writes:
    June 8th, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    i have recently been reading this book series and i’m on the last book and i am really sad because gregor and his friends have found a place in my heart that no other book no matter how good it is could ever take .

  • Anonymous writes:
    October 21st, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Six years and no movie!

  • I am annoyed writes:
    October 21st, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Six years and no movie!

  • David writes:
    January 1st, 2021 at 11:11 am

    i really want to see a movie of this so badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bob writes:
    February 2nd, 2021 at 1:14 pm


  • Michael writes:
    February 9th, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    You guys should update it this year on April 1st

  • olivia writes:
    May 17th, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Please say they will I read most of the series already the movie would be great

  • gabriel writes:
    June 3rd, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    i love gregor the overlander

  • gabriel writes:
    July 12th, 2021 at 9:09 am

    yall suck i genuinly got exited for this

  • NC writes:
    March 1st, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    *Sigh* if only there were a movie :(. Please do let us know if there is one in the future

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