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This week's topic is book to movie adaptations! One sure-fire way to get me to the cinema is if there's a book involved. Of course it's not hard to get me to the cinema in any case - H and I usually go on movie-night dates a few times a month. But if a movie is based on a book I'm much more likely to see it. Most of my choices for the list are new(ish) or upcoming, but I will hopefully be able to feature some of my other favourite book-to-movie adaptations on the blog quite soon.
10 Movies Based on Books I Can't Wait To See
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
I wasn't particularly excited for this movie for a while - I didn't know how a movie based on the Hogwarts 'textbook' would work. But having seen the first images from the film and hearing more about the plot, I am now fully ON BOARD.
Colm Tóibín is one of my favourite writers. A few weeks ago I started hearing about the movie and got emotional just watching the trailer - the book gods are sending me a message! Trailer.
Mockingjay Part 2
I didn't love the final book in the trilogy, but I have high hopes that it will at least make for an exciting movie. Trailer.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I'm a huge P&P fan, and even though I don't love zombies I'm quite excited to see something fun done with such a classic story. Trailer.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
We don't have a trailer for this one yet, but I am very excited to see how Tim Burton brings this story to life. The book is absolutely perfect for Tim Burton's style of film. Expectations are high.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
I love the weird, eeriness of the first adaptation and this one looks like it could be even weirder. I do love a movie that's weird and dark. And I love Alice and Wonderland so this one has me intrigued. Trailer.
This was released a few months ago after premiering at film festivals in 2014. I've been keen to see a good Madame Bovary adaptation and this looks like it could be worth watching*. It has mixed reviews, but I do love an aesthetically pleasing historical drama. Trailer.
A new twist on the classic tale - plus, James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe! Yes, I am excited. More Frankenstein is always a good thing. Trailer.
I read this book years ago and I know this will be quite an intense movie, but I'm all the more intrigued because of that. It's had some amazing reviews so far. Trailer.
We don't know too much about this one but it's Steven Spielberg + Roald Dahl so it's bound to be amazing. I will definitely be seeing this one, maybe with the kids I nanny.
Honourable Mention: Paper Towns
This had mixed reviews and I have mixed feelings on the book, too. But I'll still be renting this one on iTunes, I think. It's a John Green movie. How can I not? Trailer.