Friday, October 18, 2013

Books on the Big Screen (6)


From time to time, I post about books that are being made into movies and/or TV shows. It's always so exciting to see your favorite characters come to life on the big screen. Here are some upcoming movies based on books that I am pretty excited about:


The Fault in Our Stars - They finally shared a release date of June 6, 2014 and John Green, the author, has been tweeting inside details and sharing pictures/videos from the set. I definitely can't wait for this one and I think the casting is great.


The Maze Runner - It will hit the theaters on September 19, 2014; they just pushed back the date. I loved this book even though it had me questioning every little thing.  I can't wait to see how it's portrayed on the big screen.


The Book Thief - November 15, 2013 is this movie's release date. This is such a powerful book and there's already Oscar buzz surrounding this film. I am not surprised.


The Graveyard Book - This award winning novel by Neil Gaiman has Ron Howard directing it. I bet it will be awesome! 


Anna Dressed in Blood - I hear Stephenie Meyer is attached to this production. I haven't read this book. If you have, let me know what you think.


Delirium - I hear that this will be a TV show on FOX starring Emma Roberts as Lena, which I think is a good choice. Lauren Oliver's Delirium will be a fantastic TV show.


Burn for Burn - This novel, by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, is in talks to become a TV show. This isn't my favorite Han novel (please make a movie or TV show of her Summer series, pretty please!) but I think the Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries crowd might like this.

Anne of Green Gables - Just hearing about this classic being made into a modern TV show makes me swoon. This was seriously my favorite series as a child and I must have watched the old Anne of Green Gables TV show a million times. This has to happen!


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - This movie will hit the big screen in October of 2014. I loved this modern classic as a kid and I think it would make a great movie for kids. Plus, I hear Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner will play Alexander's parents. Love them!


A Wrinkle in Time- This book wasn't my childhood favorite, but I know it has a huge following.  Fans will be happy to know that it's one step closer to the big screen.


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - I believe Lilly Collins is attached to this production and Natalie Portman dropped out. 


The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel - I've heard that this fantastic series by Cassandra Clare has found a screenwriter! Looks like I better get caught up as I am bit behind, but loved book one.


Graceling- I've also recently read that this awesome high fantasy has a screenwriter and the wheels are in motion. I loved this novel by Kristin Cashore.


Daughter of Smoke and Bone - I have been meaning to read this book for quite awhile.  I've heard great things and I believe they have found a screenwriter.


The 5th Wave- Tobey Maguire is looking to bring this one to the big screen. Although I didn't really enjoy this book, I think it would make a captivating movie for fans of sci-fi.


The Scorpio Races - I hear Warner Bros is attached to this one. I still need to read it!


Fallen- This one is in development and a slowly we are finding out more about the casting. I still need to read the final book in this series to see how it all ends!


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Tim Burton will be directing...a perfect choice. I hear it will hit the big screen in July of 2015.


Mila 2.0 - I read that Shonda Rhimes, as in the brilliant creator of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and Private Practice, will be producing this TV show for ABC. No word on when though!


And here are some movies that I've already mentioned in previous "Books on the Big Screen" posts, but now that we are getting closer, the excitement builds!


Divergent - March 21, 2014 - I am pretty pumped about the casting for this movie.  Shailene Woodley as Tris is just how I imagined her and Kate Winslet is also in the film. Who doesn't love Kate?


Vampire Academy - February 14, 2014 - Yeah, so this is one of my favorite series ever, but the trailer for this film has me nervous. It seems too MTV-ish for me.  What do you guys think?


If I Stay -   I have my tissues ready for this one. There's no release date yet.


The Giver - There's no release date yet, but there are some BIG names attached to this movie, such as Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. The Giver is such an awesome novel and it definitely set the stage for all the dystopians out there today.


Catching Fire - November 22, 2013.  I.can.not.wait.


What movies/TV shows based on books are you most looking forward to hitting the big screen?  Let me know!

24 comments:

  1. Omigosh. If I Stay. Yes, box of tissues required. I can't wait for these awesome books to come alive on the screen.

    Thanks for this post!

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    1. I know, right?! I will probably cry during that entire movie. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  2. SOOOO many great books! I hope the movies can do the books justice. I still need to read The Maze Runner. I hadn't heard that they had pushed the release date back. Anna Dressed in Blood was such a great read! I'm starting it's sequel today. I also hadn't heard that they were making Clockwork Angel into a movie. I was wondering if they would, considering The Mortal Instruments movie didn't do as well as they had expected. I can't wait for Divergent and Vampire Academy!

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    1. I will have to check out Anna Dressed in Blood....seems like an eerie read and perfect for Halloween. I can't wait for Divergent and VA as well....I hope they don't disappoint! Thanks for visiting, Christy!

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  3. AHhhhhhhh! I had no idea some of these were being made! That's so exciting Christina! I can definitely see Anna Dressed in Blood on the big screen, though it will likely be too scary for me. I loved the book, but seeing it might just be too much:) I can't wait for The Scorpio Races, I adored that book and I have a massive soft spot for horses, so I'm excited to see it come to life. Thanks for this post, so many awesome things happening in the YA book/movie world!

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    1. Too scary for you? Hmm...then maybe I shouldn't even read it...I'm sure it would freak me out then. Ha. I need to read Scorpio Races...hopefully before the movie comes out. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  4. Yay! This post jazzed me up so much! I didn't know about Graceling, you made my day!! :) I also can't wait for Divergent, Catching Fire, and The Giver! There are so many books on this list that I NEED to read! I want to read The Book Thief especially because Markus Zusak is doing a book signing near me and I know I'll kick myself if I read it later and miss out! haha! Great list! Thanks for posting!

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    1. I'm glad to have made your day, Danielle. You must read The Book Thief. It's really good -- very powerful. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. AMAZING! I am so excited for TFiOS and Divergent, even if I'm not too sure about Ansel as Gus. Theo James as Four though-- I LOVE IT! And pretty much the whole world knows of my excitement for Catching Fire :) I think if Burn for Burn were a TV show, I'd go for it-- I watch both PLL and TVD after all! And CLOCKWORK ANGEL, A MOVIE?! YES OH YES OH YES <3 I love this post :) thanks for sharing Christina!

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    1. Me too. I cannot wait for both TFiOS and Divergent. I would definitely watch Burn for Burn too. Thank you so much for visiting! :)

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  6. Cooooool cooooooool COOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
    Ana? NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh I hope SM does get it.
    *fingers crossed*
    I loved the book.
    I hope the movie isn't too scary for me.
    Then again, if it's done well it should be pretty darn creepy.

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    1. I have been hearing some great things about Anna, but I am nervous b/c scary reads really freak me out. I will have to at least try it before it makes it way to the big screen. Thank you for visiting, Juju!

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  7. I didn't know about almost all of these how exciting! I guess I need to get reading on the one's I haven't read yet. I much prefer to read the book first.

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  8. Me too. I definitely like to read the books first. Thanks for visiting, Megan!

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  9. I can't wait to see Catching Fire and The Book Thief trailer looks fantastic. I am looking forward to that one too.

    I was really disappointed to see the trailer for Vampire Academy. Based on the trailer I plan to wait till the movie is on DVD instead of spending my money on a ticket! I think

    I am excited about The Giver. I have high hopes for it and I think it should do well. Divergent I am not as sure about. The trailer looks better than Vampire Academy's trailer but I am not a fan of Theo James, the guy playing Four. He was okay as Mr. Pamuk in Downton Abbey but I think he still looks too old for Four even with the characters aged up.

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    1. Me too. I can't believe Book Thief comes out soon...that's so exciting! I am really disappointed by VA's trailer as well. I can't believe I didn't put it together that the guy playing Theo was Mr. Pamuk!! OMG!!! No wonder he looks familiar. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  10. Oh and I had no idea about Anne of Green Gables. That is a really interesting concept to turn it into a modern day story...I kind of wish they'd make an actual movie though my favorite is still the TV movie with Meagan Followes.

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    1. I know....I absolutely loved the show with Meagan Follows...I was obsessed as a child. I hope they do the book justice!

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  11. So happy about so many of these. Another one of my faves East is set to be made in to a movie by the people who do game of thrones. I have never seen the show myself but it is giving me lots of hope for east as a movie!!

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    1. Me too! That's good to know...I will have to check it out! Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Is the Delirium TV series back on? I heard it was passed on because the pilot wasn't strong enough.

    So excited for TFIOS, THE MAZE RUNNER, and DIVERGENT! I'm a little nervous about VA too, the trailer seems a bit off. It just doesn't match how I envisioned that series. And GRACELING has a screenwriter? Awesome!

    I agree with you about the Summer series - I'd love to see a TV show about those books :)

    Thanks for the fabulous post!

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    1. Ohh....you heard Delirium wasn't happening? That's a bummer. The last I had heard that it was. I'll have to look into that and my fingers are crossed! Thanks for visiting, Lea!

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  13. i have never read the giver, but it's on my shelf and i've been wanting to read it for so long. i had forgotten that there will be a movie version of it.

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    1. You must read The Giver- it's so good. Hopefully you can read it before the movie comes out. Thanks for visiting, Carrie!

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