Saturday, 9 July 2016

Upcoming Book to Movie adaptations: 2016 Edition

So, I have a reading list and a movie list prepared at the beginning of each year and then I derive divine pleasure while striking off the contents of those lists.

It becomes even more fun  when the book you just read is being adapted into a film. It’s like- take the trouble and make it double.

Here’s a list of adaptations you shouldn’t miss this year:

1) BFG by Roald Dahl
Plot:  A young girl, Sophie, befriends the titular big friendly giant.

Starring: Bill Hader is playing the Giant, and Steven Spielberg will direct the live-action adaptation.

Release date: July 1

2) Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Plot: A high-school senior gets caught up in a creepy online game of truth or dare.

Starring: Emma Roberts and Dave Franco

Release Date: July 27

3) The light between Oceans by M.L Stedman

Plot: A lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a baby and a dead body near their home off the coast of Australia after WWI. 

Starring: Michael Fassbender will star, alongside Alicia Vikander as his wife.

Release date: September 2

4) The girl on the train by paula Hawkins

Plot: In this mystery, a woman thinks she may know something about a crime involving a couple she sees on her train commute every day. 

Starring:  Emily Blunt

Release Date: October 7

5) A monster calls by Patrick Ness

Plot: A young boy deals with bullying and his mother's illness by inventing a fantasy world filled with monsters and other creatures.

Starring: Felicity Jones will play Mum, with Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver costarring.

Release date: October 14

6) Inferno by Dan Brown

Plot: The Da Vinci Code series continues with Robert Langdon's latest adventure as he tries to stop another international scheme by following clues in Dante's The Divine Comedy.

Starring:  Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Langdon, and Felicity Jones will costar as Sienna Brooks. Ben Foster will play the villain.

Release Date: October 14

7) Fantastic Beasts and where to find them by J.k.Rowling

Plot: Rowling revisits the Harry Potter universe in this book about Newt Scamander, who "wrote" the textbook that Potter and his classmates would study.

Starring:  Eddie Redmayne will star in the film trilogy

Release Date: November 18

I hope you marathon your way through these beautifully written books just in time to watch the films.

Till then, Happy Watching!

Written by Yamini Jaiswal
She spills dreams on paper and hopes to resurrect the power of the written word through artistic expression. An Illustrator for poetry and musings.

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