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From Page to Screen and Coming to a Theater Near You

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a movie junkie. Even more, I love movies that are based off of books- the best of both worlds, right? Except not when there are huge parts that *I* think may be important parts that are left out for editing reasons (think Harry Potter 7) or a change in the ending (The Firm).  At any rate, as more and more studios use books for their inspirations, I have more chances to enjoy (or rant) about how the conversion went.  Here are some that are coming up for this summer- are you going to see them?
One that I am super excited about (even though I haven’t seen a trailer yet) is Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes.  Set to come out June 7, I am buzzing that one of my favorite books is making it to the big screen!  I can only hope that it makes it to theaters nation-wide- I was so bummed that Fat Kid Rules the World was never playing anywhere near me (and I am in a HUGE metropolitan area).
I also want to see Geography Club. Based off of Bret Hartinger’s book, the trailer looks really good.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQb2-a685sw?rel=0]


Midnight’s Children based from Salman Rushdie’s book….

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6T35sFH_as?rel=0]
Star Trek: Into Darkness, which while not based off of any *current* book that I can find, has TONS of book tie-ins, so I am completely counting it.

The Great Gatsby (directed by those who brought you Moulin Rogue– and I  may have to get the soundtrack if the music in the movie lives up to the trailer)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN183rJltNM?rel=0]

World War Z, which I’ve not read the book yet, and won’t before the movie because I want to be surprised….

 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EC7P5WdUko?rel=0] 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the second in the series….

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KoOtiuSjuI?rel=0]

 Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based of the first in the Mortal Instruments series (which has 5 books so far and the 6th set for publication in 2014)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHlwRsl2uFk?rel=0] 

Carrie, based off of Stephen King’s work, and evoking the memories of the movie with John Travolta…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkjVoW3WZdI?rel=0]

Which ones are you looking forward to?


  1. I started World War Z and the book is like a reporter's findings on the outbreak. Not so much a story but a series of interviews and articles. It will be interesting to see how they make it into a movie. Can't wait for Sea of Monsters!

  2. Jana, I too am curious to see how they will turn the book into a movie given the way the book is written.

    The Tween and I are super excited for Sea of Monsters. Plus, Nathan Fillion has been added to the cast, you can't go wrong with that.

  3. Oooh, Geography Club looks great, I'll have to look out for it in Aus.

    I haven't read Carrie, and know only the vague outline, but that looks really good too.

    And I want to see Mortal Instruments (though I haven't read that either), especially now that they've used one of my alltime favourite Radiohead songs in the trailer 🙂

  4. More Nathan Fillion can't be wrong!

  5. I'll be interested to see how they do Mortal Instruments with regards to the books- I know Cassie Clare has been really involved with the movie… Magnus is to die for, though, and I really like who they cast for Valentine as well.

    Carrie looks to be very close to the first movie and the book, just updated for the times, at least by what they showed for the trailer. I'm a huge fan of Chloe, though…

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