Monday, January 06, 2014

From Page To Screen (61) 2014 Releases!!

From Divergent to Vampire Academy 2014 is definitely shaping up to be the year of Books being adapted into films. While I might not be excited for all of them some can't arrive soon enough! So to kick off my very first From Page To Screen of the New Year I want to share some of my more anticipated releases with all of you.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Expected Release: September 19, 2014
Director: Wes Ball
Cast:  Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Sangster,
Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee,
Blake Cooper and Jacob Latimore.

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Plot: 
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.



Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Part 1's Expected Release: November 21, 2014
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast:  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks,
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone

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Plot:
Katniss Everdeen reluctantly leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates to the point of destruction of the other districts by the Capitol, Katniss must decide for herself whom she can trust and what needs to be done, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Expected Release: TBA
Director: R.J. Cutler
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato

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Plot:
17-year-old Mia is a very gifted cellist. She has everything she could ever want, a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, an amazing best friend, and an amazing career ahead of her in music. All of that changes suddenly when Mia and her family have a terrible car accident. She is rushed to the ICU. From now then, she is caught between life and death, and watches as family and friends come to visit her at the hospital she is in. Soon she realizes that she must make the most critical decision of her life--wake up to live a life more difficult than she ever could have imagined, or slip away and die.
 
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Expected Release: August 15, 2014
Director: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites,Meryl Streep,Odeya Rush,Katie Holmes,Alexander Skarsgård,Taylor Swift,Cameron Monaghan

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Plot:
In a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role, and 16-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories. As Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world's past, he discovers that many years earlier his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.



The Hobbit: There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Expected Release: December 2014
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly,Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee

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Plot:
The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?

 
 
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Well that about wraps up this weeks From Page To Screen. Have a recommendation for an upcoming From Page To Screen, let me know in the comments below!

Have you read the books mentioned above? 
Will you be watching their film adaptations? 
What do you think of the casting? 
What other adaptations are you looking forward to?

Leave your answers in the comments below, I love to read your responses. Like what you see? Please share!

7 comments:

  1. Very much looking forward to Mockingjay and If I Stay. I read the first two books in the Maze Runner series, and I liked them well enough I suppose, but even though I own the third book, I haven't been compelled to read it. Maybe the movie will get me excited for the books again. And I've never read The Giver, but knowing the movie is coming out is more reason to get on that. :)

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    1. I am excited to see Mockingjay even though I loathed the book. I'm looking forward to seeing if Hollywood can fix some of the things I didn't like. All the sneak peeks of The Maze Runner look good so far so we'll see how that goes.

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  2. I have read Mockingjay, which I am really looking forward to! I read The Hobbit in high school, but at the time, didn't really enjoy it. I may now that I am older. Lol.

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  3. After Catching Fire, I am DYING to see Mockingjay! Catching Fire was simply amazing!!! I really cant wait to see The Maze Runner as well. I'm curious to see how well they are going to stick to the story. Also SUPER excited that they are making The Giver into a movie! I really love T Swift so I'm really happy to see her dipping her hand into an actual movie rather than a cartoon movie!! Awesome post! Thanks!!

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    1. I'm excited to see Alexander Skarsgard in The Giver.

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    2. O.o I have NO idea how I missed his name when I read this lol But now I'm even more excited to see this one, because gosh, he is SO fine :)

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