Over the past few years it seems that more books than ever are being turned into films and 2015 is no exception. I’ve got 9 books becoming movies this year that have caught my eye, and as always I recommend reading the book before you see the movie!
(Make sure you also check out my post on 9 more books becoming movies in 2015)
1. American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle is known as the most lethal sniper in American military history and has some fascinating yet terrifying stories about his time as an elite sniper. Clint Eastwood directs the movie and Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle and has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and 4 other nominations for this years Oscars.
Release: 16 January 2015
2. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
This is the true story of the whale ship Essex and the survivors of a shipwreck after being attacked by a sperm whale, and is one of the stories that inspired Moby Dick. The film is directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth and looks like it will be an interesting film.
Release: 19 March 2015
3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Last year we saw Gone Girl, and this year we get another film adaption from Gillian Flynn. Dark Places is about a woman struggling to move past the brutal murder of her family and a group who want her to revisit the crime. It’s another thriller with twists and turns and stars Charlize Theron.
4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The final part of the Hunger Games trilogy makes it to the cinema this year. This third book has been split into two films, the first part was released last year and the second part is due for release later this year. Make sure you read the whole thing before the film comes out. Stars Jennifer Lawrence being awesome as Katniss Everdeen.
Release: 20 November 2015
5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Another young adult trilogy made into a successful movie franchise, Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent trilogy and picks up with Tris and Four in the aftermath of Divergent and trying to uncover the truth about their city and why the Erudites will stop at nothing to keep them from learning the truth. The films star Shailene Woodley and the whole trilogy is a great read.
Release: 20 March 2015
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
First off, start with Pride and Prejudice if you haven’t read it because it’s a classic! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies follows basically the same plot but with zombies and ninjas. I haven’t read this one yet but I hear it’s hilarious, and the film version starring Lily James as Elizabeth Bennett (who is starring in this years Cinderella adaption) looks like it will be a good film to catch.
7. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
This book follows the story of Alice, professor and mother of three grown up children, who struggles with her identity when she starts to lose her memory and is subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. The film stars Julianne Moore who is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
Release: 16 January 2015
8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein has been turned into a film before, but this version (called Victor Frankenstein) focuses on Igor, Victor Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant. The film starts Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy.
Release: 2 October 2015
9. TThe Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
I’m sure we all remember the animated film growing up about the orphan boy Mowgli who is raised by wolves and befriends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther. This live action/CGI Disney update stars Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken.
Release: 9 October 2015
If you loved this, make sure you check out 9 more books becoming movies in 2015!
What book becoming a movie are you looking forward to seeing this year?
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