6 Book To Film Adaptations Coming Very Soon!
Listen up bookworms, you're in for a treat...
Listen up bookworms cos’ you’re in for a real treat! The next few months sees several bestselling books get the good old fashioned Hollywood treatment.
From edge-of-the-seat thrillers to the return of the wizarding world – we cannot wait. So here are six of our favourite titles that you’ll be able to catch on the big screen soon. Prepare to be shocked, thrilled and downright weepy.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Jake’s (Asa Butterfield) grandfather leaves him clues to a mystery spanning different worlds and times, which leads to him discovering Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. It’s a magical place full of some very peculiar residents. Gradually, young Jake learns about the others’ special powers and later, their petrifying enemies.
Fortunately for everyone (except maybe Jake), his specific peculiarity could save all his new weird and wonderful pals. No pressure then, noob. Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, we can’t wait to see this dark fantasy translated to film by king of the genre Tim Burton.
In cinemas now
If you loved Gone Girl you won’t want to miss The Girl On The Train. This mystery drama is based on the debut novel by Paula Hawkins and it promises to thrill you stupid. During her daily commute on the train, divorcee Rachel (Emily Blunt) daydreams about a couple living on the same street as her ex (Justin Theroux). They seem perfect.
But one morning she sees something disturbing and consequently finds herself enmeshed in the mystery. Things aren’t helped by the fact that Rachel is a black out alcoholic. Not the most reliable witness then. Awkz.
In cinemas 5 October 2016
If you’re cuckoo for conspiracies, this one’s for you. Based on the novel by Dan Brown, Inferno is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angles & Demons. Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with no short term memory. Once again, Langdon finds himself subject to a massive manhunt.
But no doubt our man can use his damn fine knowledge of symbology (yep, that’s a thing) to help remember what’s happened and solve the most perplexing riddle he’s ever faced. Not, of course, without the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones).
In cinemas 14 October 2016.
Calling all muggles (or rather, no-majs) – the wonderful wizarding world is back! Fantastic Beasts was a required textbook at Hogwarts that J.K Rowling actually wrote in 2011. The film is set in 1926 NYC and follows the adventures of Newt, an eccentric British Zoologist played by Eddie Redmayne.
He’s only supposed to be in the Big Apple briefly, but thanks to a misplaced briefcase, a curious no-maj and the escape of a few fantastic beasts, things don’t quite pan out that way. Can’t wait for its release? Here are 100 things we know about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
In cinemas 18 November 2016.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
This upcoming war drama is going to tug at the old heart strings big time. Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) is bought home temporarily for a victory tour after a traumatic Iraq battle.
Through a series of flashbacks we find out what really happened to his squad. It’s based on the award-winning book by Ben Fountain and also features Kristen Stewart. You’ll want to bring some tissues to this one.
Out 6 January 2017.
A Monster Calls
Another big tearjerker. Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is a young lad trying to come to terms with his mum's (Felicity Jones) terminal illness. To make matters worse, he’s also being bullied by fellow school kid Harry (James Melville).
Guess what’s going to make everything a bit better? A giant humanoid Yew tree called ‘Monster’ voiced by Liam Neeson. Doesn’t exactly sound soothing. But Monster begins to tell Conor stories and soon Conor starts to brighten up his life. Bring even more tissues.
In cinemas 6 January 2017.
- By Abby Driver @abby_driver