Monday, November 5, 2012

New Movie Adaptations: Read the Book First!

Popular opinion will tell you that, "The book was way better than the movie," right? Well, if you haven't read these books yet, you still have time before the movies come out. After all, half the fun in watching a book's film adaptation is figuring out what the director decided to leave out.

Les Miserables -- We're pretty excited about seeing Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway all in the same movie. It's not out yet, so for now we'll have to settle for listening to Hathaway sing "I Dreamed a Dream" in the trailer. But did you know Les Miserable was a book before it was a musical? We have several copies of Les Miserables for your reading pleasure, even an ebook.
In theaters December 7, 2012

The Hobbit -- If you loved The Lord of the Rings, you will definitely want to see The Hobbit. First, you might want to stop by the library and refresh your memory by checking out The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. After you're done, check out the library's copy of The Hobbit and get excited to see the movie.  
Part I in theaters December 14, 2012

The Great Gatsby -- If you haven't read The Great Gatsby yet, now is a great time to check this item off your bucket list. Baz Luhrmann's adaptation is set to be released on Christmas Day and if his past movies are any indication (the library has Moulin Rouge! and Luhrmann's other collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo + Juliet), the film will be a visual delight.
In theaters December 25, 2012

Ender's Game -- This will be the first movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi masterpiece. Asa Butterfield (who played Hugo in the film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret) nabbed the lead role of Ender Wiggins. Rumor has it the movie will be quite different from the book, so you'll want to read Ender's Game first to see for yourself.
In theaters Fall 2013

Catching Fire -- If you haven't already, it's time to read Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games trilogy. Catching Fire picks up after Katniss and Peeta have returned to District 11 following the events in The Hunger Games. We're guessing President Snow has some surprises in store for Katniss, but you'll have to read the book if you want to find out what happens before the film comes out next November. 
In theaters Fall 2013

Are there any upcoming film adaptations you are excited about? Tell us in the comments!


Anonymous said...

It should be noted that On the Road will be arriving to the screen as well!

Anonymous said...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is already at the box office! Not here though ...