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01 February 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Matched

While the rest of us wait to see whether Channing Tatum makes it out of that well in GI Joe: Retaliation, the movie's director, Jon Chu, has a new focus. He's signed up with Disney to helm its adaptation of young adult novel Matched.

Chu's old Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D producers Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot have signed him up to bring Ally Condie's New York Times bestseller to the big screen.

Matched is set in a dystopian future in which people's lives are ordained - including who and when they can marry - and dictated by state-calculated algorithms. But before you can say "Urgh, maths", 17 year-old Cassia goes all Katniss Everdeen and decides that this dystopia malarkey isn't for her. From there, true love battles state repression in the spirit of Equilibrium meets The Hunger Games meets eHarmony.

The book sparked a bidding war when it was released back in 2010, and Disney will be hoping that a successful adaptation will launch a franchise. In follow-ups Crossed and Reached, there's ready-made sequel material.

Postponed from summer 2012, Chu's GI Joe sequel will be with us on March 27.


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