The Dragon Whistler

The Dragon Whistler
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10.19.2009

Fablehaven The Movie -- casting rumors.

Apparently there are some rumors flying about some sort of casting call in Salt Lake City for a Fablehaven movie. Wanting to find out the truth, I went straight to the source: Brandon Mull himself. Here was his response:

"No casting news yet. There is still no production schedule for Fablehaven. They are still rewriting the screenplay. I'll definitely post about it on my websites and my Facebook if such info ever becomes available.

So the rumor was false!

But Fablehaven 5 will be out March 23, and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I believe it will take readers on the best ride yet!"

I know I, for one, was disappointed to hear we are still so far away from what will no doubt be an EXCELLENT film.

On a positive note, March 23rd is only months away, so put the release date on your calendar and start re-reading the first four books NOW in preparation!!

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! I can't wait for the fith!
It will be great!

Anonymous said...

MY family is in the acting business so im excited to try out for the part of kendra sorenson!!!!!
My sister is in a movie called the mooring!!!!! check out the site!
www.themooringmovie.com

Anonymous said...

I CAN NOT WAIT!!!

Anonymous said...

. That's so close! I can't wait for the book or the movie. :D

Anonymous said...

Im Kendra's age, and I think I'd be pretty good for that role. So excited!

Anonymous said...

omg!!!!!!!! if they make a fablehaven movie i will stake out the theater and see it the first minute it opens....as for being kendra i'm her age but....i couldnet act to save my life=0 2 bad

AnnBanAnn said...

i'm so excited i can't tell you!!! let me know when and where the casting tryouts are going to be!

Kimberly J. Smith said...

I'm following up with Brandon to find out if there is any more news about the film or casting... will let you all know as soon as I do!

If you're on Facebook, be sure to fan Cool Kids Read for updates too!

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for a long time and am still waiting for auditions i am seths age and would love to audition for his part. i also come from a theatrical family and have been in tons of plays!

Anonymous said...

i am seth's age and have been interested in acting my whole life. i cannot wait till the casting calls in SLC!!

Tay in Utah said...

Oh my gosh! I live there! A bunch of my friends want to try out for Kendra. They're so funny. Ha! Like they have a chance against me.

Anonymous said...

im about seths age, but i cant act, so i think i will just watch it.

Anonymous said...

I am not Kendra's age yet but by the time the movie tryouts are here I probably will be.

Anonymous said...

Have the auditions already happened? Because I would be the perfect Kendra: annoyed with my younger brother, her age, and I have blond hair! I have also been acting since I was in Day Care, doing our Christmas program, one time (of the two) as Mary!

Kimberly J. Smith said...

Last time I heard from Brandon Mull about this the film was still in pre-production phase (which means they are working on the script and nothing will happen until that is finalized). The Fablehaven wiki page says this: A film titled Fablehaven is currently in pre-production. The author mentioned at the Fablehaven 5 launch party that Fablehaven will become a movie, it's just taking its time getting there. The movie rights have been optioned by Avi Arad[2], who has produced many successful, well received movies like Spider-Man, X-Men, and Iron Man. "I have seen a solid draft of the screenplay and the project continues to move forward" Mull says. The release date is sometime in 2012.

Brandon has said he will definitely post news about the film on his website (brandonmull.com) so keep checking back there about casting info. Thanks for your comments!

Anonymous said...

They Will Have A Movie In 2012

Anonymous said...

So, it sounds silly, but I would like to audition, too. But it would be for the second movie, if there ends up being a second. I think it would be awesome to be Vanessa. She was an amazing character because she is played both sides. I think it would be cool to be Lena, too.

Anonymous said...

i am totally excited 4 fablehaven im 12 and blonde but ive never acted be4 ive come from a long line of actors and actresses so let hope it is public auditions but im only 5'2' do you guys think i can make it??

Seth said...

I am so exited that there will be a fablehaven movie.My name is Seth and I would love to play Seth in the movie.I am going to be in a play at my school.Let me know when the auditions are.Thank you.

Kendra said...

My dream is to play Kendra!
I read and reread the Book, I know it by heart!
My eyes and hair color The Same That I Have The Same passions (read, study, ...), I love All That is fantastic creatures, I Have The Same character, and like her, I'm horripilée by my little brother!
MoreOver, It Would Be Perfect for playing Seth Sami Sami hair and eyes, same character, and The Same coat of Furnaces in difficult situations!
Is That The Only problem I am French, WE CAN dual purpose the Actors, and I'm ready to do Whatever It Takes To Get The Part!
Almost he got cut, dye my hair, or Even ask my lenses! I Can Take a Break from aussi school!
I am eager to Participate in casting!
Personally, I'm willing to play for free: the role of my dreams!

Kendra said...

My dream is to play Kendra!
I read and reread the Book, I know it by heart!
My eyes and hair color The Same That I Have The Same passions (read, study, ...), I love All That is fantastic creatures, I Have The Same character, and like her, I'm horripilée by my little brother!
MoreOver, It Would Be Perfect for playing Seth Sami Sami hair and eyes, same character, and The Same coat of Furnaces in difficult situations!
Is That The Only problem I am French, WE CAN dual purpose the Actors, and I'm ready to do Whatever It Takes To Get The Part!
Almost he got cut, dye my hair, or Even ask my lenses! I Can Take a Break from aussi school!
I am eager to Participate in casting!
Personally, I'm willing to play for free: the role of my dreams!

Kendra said...

Do You Know Where and When The cast is?
I can not wait!
and you know what to do? .. we will have text to work a few days earlier the same day, or It Will Be improv?! ..
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Robert Estes Jr. said...

Kendra, I believe the cast is in salt lake city, Utah. I am thrilled for the movie and I hope to see you with the part of kendra

Kendra said...

Oh .. :)
Thank you very much Robert! :)
thanks to you, now I know where is the casting, it only remains for me to find that on the day!
and thank you for believing I could be Kendra is really my most precious dream, but I do not see carure ... : /
many of the other candidates have families of actors, mas I'll try anyway: you never know! Hermione had jamais played in a movie before! ;)

Kendra said...

Oh! :)
Thank you verry much, Robert! ;)
now, I know where the cast is!.. :)
but the problem is it's in america, and I'm french! :(...
and it's very far, for me!... :/
so, I don't know if I will can to go to the cast!.. :'(
I'm very sad! :(
but I try to convince my parets! ;)
I will try to find the time, and tell you!

Kashee said...

I would so love to addition for the part of Kendra!!! It would be a dream come true. I think that I look kind of like her, and I have some experience with acting and a lot on being a big sister :) But I am not sure I would make it with all the talented competition out there. But if I didn't make it I would be glad if my little brother would addition, I looked at one of the pictures of Seth in the second book and I think that they look identical! And he does a great job at being annoying :D Good luck to everyone else out there, I hope one of us makes it!

Josh said...

or will they care if im to old and maybe i can send a video audition can someone on the inside tell me details

Cate said...

Hi, I am fourteen and I adore the Fablehaven series. I am the oldest in a family of seven, and I am a lot like Kendra, mostly because I have a younger brother who is really popular and messy(like Seth) and I am unpopular and neat(like Kendra), but I live far away. Maybe I'll audition.

Anonymous said...

The addition is over they started filming it in utah

Anonymous said...

I really want to be Seth. Not to brag or seem full of myself, but I think I would make a great Seth. And to boot I know brandon mull and I live in Orem( close to salt lake- about an hour)

Byerly said...

Hey I love your series and hope the movie will be like I imagined but I still have 1 question - when will the movie be out?

Byerly said...

Hey when will the movie come out. I'm looking forward for the movie to come out.hope it's GOOD.

Anonymous said...

have they already had tryouts. im a little older than seth but it could still work.. im 13 i have brown hair and all so ya.! :) hopefully they havent happened yet cause ive been looking for tryouts in utah

jenny said...

okay, i would really lovee to play the part of kendra. it's not just our physical features or our personality, because i also love to read, study, annoy my brother, and believe in all things(even the impossible), but i believe that an actor/actress has to actuallly BE the part. I would BE it. it meaning the one in auditions that would imagine myself as kendra, see the fablehaven preserve and estate, smell the smells of the forest and the old attic. I would get into it. so if the future or present directer/producer is reading all of these comments, i really, truly believe that i would be the one almost-perfect for the kendra role. I have brown hair, i just barely turned 13, i live in america by the woods, i annoy my brother(; , i study a lot and love to read and write, and other stuff (: so if anyone knows when and where FOR SURE the auditions are, please comment back! thank you

Loren said...

I have had so much support from many acting companies to get a part in a movie. I am Brandon Mull's BIGGEST FAN!!! I hope to get the part of Kendra. Sometimes in my room I get out the audio CDs and go 1-5 acting out the parts! :P I love all of you and best of luck if the auditions come out! It has always been my dream to play Kendra in a movie! I have even met Brandon Mull on numerious accounts. I LOVE HIS BOOKS!! I have read everything he wrote on the market right now. From Pingo to the Beyonders. I am so excited for it and I hope I might get the chance to tryout for Kendra! I wonder who Seth will be. I don't know but I want to find out!!
BTW I live in Utah. Salt Lake City even. I believe they will be held here, so CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I look almost IDENTICAL TO HER!! And I am an older sister too and I have a pest of a little brother. He looks like the Seth in #2 but I like the Seth in #4 better what about you!?!

Anonymous said...

I love Fablehaven so MUCH!!!!! It kind of spooked me at first because I recived the books on my fourteenth birthday!! In OCTOBER!!!!!!!!!! So is my bestie. I would give any thing to play Kendra in the movies, the only problem would be that I live in Australia and have red hair, not blond. :( I also think my bestie would be awsome at Ephira cause she has the perfect acting skills... I cant wait for the movie. Im sure it will be a box office HIT.
P.S if Brandon Mull reads this, HI and IM a HUGE FAN!

Anonymous said...

Wait, the 5th book they're making a movie out of?! What about the other books?!?! I'm confused!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am reading the second book and I am hooked this will be interesting!!!

Ben said...

I love the books and maybe hope to act one day. Not for this movie though, i just wanna see it. The great thing is I can sing too!
Here's hoping for greatness!

(PS. I've also been recorded by complete strangers from all over.)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's scheduled to come out this year! Ahhh... I just got finished rereading the series, and I am so sad that the series ended! Brandon should write a followup series where the main character is bracken. That would be awesome!

Shantelle said...

I can't believe they are actually making a movie! I am so excited! I live in Utah!!! Do you know when exactly the auditions will be? I turn 14 in Nov. I am a little short, but I am would even die my hair. I don't have much experience, but my sis says that I can really show emotion if I want to. I am soooooo excited!!!!

Anonymous said...

I want to tryout for Kendra. I feel like I'm drowning and the only I'll ill survive is if I get this part.
So, I'm putting myself in to tryout. Good luck to all those who will be there with me!

Kimberly J. Smith said...

I still haven't heard any confirmation about the Fablehaven movie being made, but there is information on Brandon Mull's website about auditioning to be in the book trailer for the Candy Shop Wars sequel. Go here to read more: http://brandonmull.com/site/csw2-audition

And remember, there is always someone who wants to throw you a life preserver -- even if you feel completely alone. Tell your parents how you're feeling. Talk to friends or a trusted teacher. People care about you and want to help!

Loren said...

I heard about the Candy Shoppe War auditions. The only problem is I'm a little too old. I will die if someone who doesn't feel the same passion about Fablehaven gets the part. I especially hope that no one stuck up gets it. I mean.... I love Fablehaven more than any other book. I hope that I will get cast or at least someone who cares about it will. I have read Fablehaven so many times I lost track! I could tell it to you by heart. Literally I have it memorized!! Let's just say I am a Fablehaven-oholic. I am neat and I care about my grades like Kendra. I have an annoying little brother that is just like Seth!! I have the same situation Kendra has with her grandparents, same sides of the family even. I love nights at my grandma's house playing Yatzee. I like courageous, nice, and funny guys kinda like how Kendra used to like Warren. My family means everything to me. I get good grades and have been stuck in a nerd rut since 4th grade. I have had that same dream about swimming in a syrupy lake. And almost every time I go on a long car trip I look out of my window and watch as the foliage rushes past and how it slowly retreats behind me. My room is always relatively clean and I am in a lot of honors classes. I love to read and write. I'm not so good with heights. I obey the rules and get very squeamish when it comes to breaking them. I know I probably won't get the part of Kendra with all the talented people out there, but I hope they do a good job. Thank you for your consideration. Bye!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a lot of experience acting, but I feel like I really could play the part of Kendra. I look a lot like her, I act a lot like her, I'm even the same age! I get really jelous of the others who grew up acting and I've always considered myself to be a good actress. I desperately want to play the part but I'm not sure if my dream will ever come true. Thanks

Anonymous said...

They shouldnt make a movie they usally mess up the whole thing when they try to make a movie it will probably be disappointing

Kaylen said...

I would love to be cast as Kendra. I may have brown hair and eyes, I'm 13, and may not be the skinniest girl., but I'm not big either. So I'm pretty normal looking., but I would be willing to lose weight., grow out and dye my hair., and even get colored contacts to get the role. Though I don't come from a long line of actors and live in a small town in Indiana., I have wanted to be an actress for as long as I can remember. And not for the fame or fortune, but because its something I love to do. Every week I go to my room., get out my copy of Fablehaven., and act out Kendra's parts. I'm hoping I would have a chance at being cast as Kendra. If I got the part., I would literally be the happiest girl in the world! Thanks for listening.

emma McCorkle said...

Hey I just started reading the Fablehaven series... The funny thing is no one actually told me to read it. I forgot my book for Language A and had to choose one from the bookshelf in my class room well... that led me to read the 2nd book of the series first :D sadly i had to go back and read the first book before I skiped it.... I LOVE THE FABLEHAVEN SERIES!!!! but for some reason i get kinda emotional when i read it i don't know why! If you know why please tell!!! i know it's kinda kidish but i find mythical creatures sooooooo fasinating i wish they were real! but begining who said they weren't? if you have a big imagination you could make them real!

Anonymous said...

its 2013 and theres no movie out yet. im just wondering if there gonna make one

Me123 said...

It's my life dream to act in the movies, I have experience since I was a 5-year-old, currently I'm 13. Tell me if you know something about the castings for Kendra. First my mon gave me the first book for my birth-day. To be honest I didn't want to read it until a friend told me so. After that my life changed. I can't stop thinking of the books and what will happen next. After feanishing the 2nd book I started to have dreams with the books, but I was Kendra. After that I've been waiting for the castings. I know it's hard for me to be Kendra but hope is the last thing to disappear. If you can help me someway to know about the castings I will be veary pleased. Thanx for all the magic from your books.

Anonymous said...

I got the fablehaven seiries from my grandma a few years ago and I loved it. At first it just stood there on the shelf. Finaly I opened up the first book. Best time of my life. I live in a small town but so many people say I should be an actress. I think I would be great as kendra but hey I heard that they still haven't held aditiouns and it is 2014. So many of you say you won't live if you don't get the part, but they are only need one Kendra. Also they could be stupid and have lots of good actrecess try out and pick another girl like kristen stewert.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to try out for Kendra. I don't know if anyone knows when the tryouts are, or if they have already past. I would be a perfect Kendra. I have fairly long, blond hair and blue eyes. I have a lot siblings so I have experience with being annoyed and being annoying back. LOL. I live about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, so I could defiantly try out. Let us know if you know about the movie.