Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week is freebie week, and I thought I’d focus on book adaptations since this is such a big year for books hitting the big screen.
These are the Book Adaptations on my radar- in order of release date:
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – June 6. I have my tickets and tissue pack ready!
2. Life Itself by Roger Ebert – July 4. I still feel Roger Ebert’s loss when I’m looking for movie reviews, and I usually agreed with his opinions on film. I haven’t read his memoir yet but the movie looks fascinating.
3. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais – August 8. This foodie-film is from Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat), is produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, and stars Helen Mirren. Some heavy hitters right there! It’s about an Indian family who open an inexpensive cafe a hundred feet away from Helen Mirren’s fancy pants French restaurant, and she’s none too pleased. I totally want to read this now!
4. The Giver by Lois Lowry – August 15. The new black & white posters are cool, aren’t they? I know book purists didn’t love the trailer, and I’ll certainly keep an eye on reviews.
5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – August 22. I really hope this movie lives up to the book. I’m pleased with the trailer and the casting, so we shall see!
6. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn –September 1. Big year for Ms. Flynn! I haven’t read this book yet, but maybe I’ll fit it in this summer. The film stars Charlize Theron, Nicolas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, and the very busy young actress Chloe Grace Moretz.
7. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper – September 12. I shall be listening to the audiobook of this one soon. Click the pic to see the all-star case which includes: Rose Byrne, Tina Fey, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda and more. This is about a big family gathering to mourn the Foxman family patriarch.
8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner – September 19. The trailer for this sci-fi dystopia looks cool- it sold me on the movie even though the book wasn’t really my thing.
9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – October 3. I know this book has a lot of fans (me included) and I’m curious to see how the film compares. Especially since the ending was changed!
10. Mockingjay Part One by Suzanne Collins – November 21. That’s a picture of Julianne Moore (almost unrecognizable, no?) as President Coin. I wonder where the break in Part One will be- maybe with Peeta’s return? I know this movie is going to be intense.
More book adaptations to look forward to:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth – March 20, 2015
Mockingjay Part Two by Suzanne Collins– November 20, 2015
Hold Still by Nina LaCour – Wrapping up post production work in June and will be submitting to festivals then.
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger – Mae Whitman is attached to star, and production is expected to start this summer in Atlanta.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Expected to start shooting this August. (Directed by Tim Burton!)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Chloe Grace Moretz is attached to star.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – Expected to start shooting in 2015.
Are you interested in seeing any book adaptations this year or do you prefer to stick to the book?