Books being made into movies

Just in case you want to read it before you see it! There’s some awesome stuff coming out..

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

A romantic thriller starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and Cobie Smulders - based on  a novel by Nicholas Sparks - the King of super-romances (seven of Spark’s books including The Notebook, Dear John, The Lucky One have been turned into blockbuster movies). Safe Haven is the story of a woman with a dark past, who moves to a small town looking to avoid relationships and keep her secrets hidden.  Sure to be another crowd-pleaser!


Safe Haven

World War Z by Max Brooks


Brad Pitt is to star in the movie based on this ‘oral history’ of the global zombie war...

This book got great reviews – and has great advice on how to defeat the enemy in a battle with brain-eating zombies! Creepy, fascinating, dark and creative apocalypse fiction (well hopefully it’s fiction!?). Movie release date is not until June 2013 but it is getting plenty of buzz already.

World war Z   book

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Oh! This book is so fabulous and the movie adaptation is shaping up to be one of 2012’s biggest releases! Glittering parties, unraveling lives, secret obsessions, all set in 1920s New York... Jay Gatsby is a man who has everything but the one thing he truly longs for. Leonardo DeCaprio stars as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan is Daisy, and Tobey Maguire is Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner who witnesses the tragedy and obsession. Directed by Baz Luhrmann - of Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge.


The great Catsby   book

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

A classic riff on the American dream, sweeping road trips, drugs, jazz, sunsets and sunrises. Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty traverse 1950s America – the broken, beautiful unforgettable side of life, on their quest for it – for freedom, experiences, beauty, speed. In the oft-quoted lines from On the Road:

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!”

Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund star. The story is gorgeous and wonderful – it  just makes you want to get on the road and drive.

On the road   book

Tiger Eye’s by Judy Blume

This is the first ever adaptation of one of popular teen author Judy Blume’s books. Willa Holland stars as Davey, who’s father was murdered when a break-in at his store goes horribly wrong. Davey, her mother and her little brother are left shattered and the family flees to New Mexico, to escape the painful memories. In New Mexico Davey meets Wolf, a mysterious boy who understands her without asking questions. Slowly she begins to piece the broken fragments of her life together again. Judy Blume has generations of fans and is a writer with real insight so this movie has a lot of people waiting for its release!

tiger eyes   book

The Vow by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter

The Vow is a true story starring big names such as Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Dear John), New Zealand actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Academy Award winner Jessica Lange. Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on 24 November 1993. Two months after their marriage, a major car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. The woman Kim had married essentially died in the accident. Against all odds the couple fell in love all over again and this is the story of that journey.

the vow   book

Breaking Dawn, Part I and Part II by Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn the Movie has been separated into two parts. Part I is  due to be released November 2011, however fans have to wait until November 2012 for the final instalment in this epic series. It will feature Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner of course!

Breaking Dawn

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Described as a teenage Mad-Max – this post-apocalyptic story is set in a famine and war ravaged America. Each year a boy and a girl must compete in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV, and it seems like death sentence to heroine Katniss Everdeen.

The book has won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews.

The Hunger Games

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Classic book prolific Morpurgo about a horse that is sold to the army during World War I tries to find his way back to Albert, the young boy who owned him before the war.

To be directed by Steven Spielberg.

War Horse

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Based on the super popular Stephanie Plum series by  Janet Evanovich One for the Money kicks off the story. Katherine Heigl stars as Stephanie Plum who must blackmail her cousin Vinnie for a job as a bountyhunter when she loses her job. Only problem being - she is the worst bountyhunter imaginable. Get ready for a good laugh!

One for the money

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

One of America's most respected presidents gets a gothic-makeover as a vampire-hunter in this funny and absurd novel. Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper are to star. This author also gave Austen a makeover in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies....

Vampire Hunter

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Keira Knightley is to play Anna in this adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy's classic about Anna, the wife of a government official, who escapes her loveless marriage with a passionate affair with a young Count Vronsky. Jude Law and Aaron Johnson are also to star and it will be headed by Atonement director Joe Wright.

Anna Karenina

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Super popular book about a young orphan living in a Parisian train station who tries to uncover the mystery behind an automaton left to him by his late father.

To be directed by mega-awesome Martin Scorsese. Asa Butterfield has been cast as the orphan, Jude Law as his father and Sacha Baron Cohen as the villainous station inspector... a bit of a move away from his character in Borat!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Johnny Depp gets involved in another Hunter S. Thompson adaptation!  Hunter S. Thompson’s book chronicles the boozy adventures of an American journalist working in Puerto Rico in the '50s.

Depp became friends with Thompson while researching his role in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This should be a cool film too.

The Rum Diary



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