Book To Film Adaptations 2014 by Georgina Rowe
Hollywood seems to be overrun with book adaptations at the moment. As there are so many great adaptations out there, we’ve narrowed it down to some you can look forward to in 2014.
‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry
This critically acclaimed novel follows the story of Jonas as he navigates a somewhat dystopian world where memories of the past are suppressed. The book may seem a little like The Hunger Games, but it was actually written before Suzanne Collins’ series, having been published far earlier in 1993. The film stars Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. It doesn’t have a UK release date yet, but ‘The Giver’ will be released in America on August 15th.
‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Dark Places’, both by Gillian Flynn
‘Gone Girl’ is about the disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) and how her husband (Ben Affleck) is implicated for the murder. Another of Gillian Flynn’s novels, ‘Dark Places’, is set to be released and will star Charlize Theron as Libby Day. ‘Gone Girl’ will be released on October 3rd and ‘Dark Places’ will be released in 2015.
The Boxtrolls, originally ‘Here Be Monsters’, by Alan Snow
This film has been in the works for a few years and will be released this September. The Box Trolls follows the story of a young boy who is abandoned by his family and then raised by a group of trolls who live underground. The film was made using stop motion animation and will star Elle Fanning and Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
‘The Maze Runner’ by James Dashner
‘The Maze Runner’ tells the story of Thomas as he joins a ragtag group of misfits who are stuck inside a maze, with no memory of how they got there. The film will star Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter, and will also be released on October 10th.
Love, Rosie, originally ‘Where Rainbows End’ by Cecelia Ahern
This film features Lily Collins as Rosie and Sam Claflin as the male lead Alex. Rosie and Alex are best friends, but have always known that they could be more than that. The film is sure to follow on Ahern’s success with ‘P.S. I Love You’ and will be released on October 22nd.
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