New young adult movie franchises darker than before, says Brad Ricca

Fantasy goes dark

The Christian Science Monitor: Hollywood is trying to find the next big young adult franchise, and the lineup is much darker than previous movies. “Harry Potter primed its audience for these new types of movies. [Studios are] trying to get at the now older Harry Potter audience, which is looking to somewhere new to eat their popcorn,” said SAGES lecturer Brad Ricca.