From Page To Screen (81) Most Anticipated Book Turned Film Releases of 2016

2016 is going to be a big year for Book to Movie adaptations and so I figured why not get a jump start on the year by sharing some.

While these are by no means all the films releasing this year, these are certainly the ones I'll be looking most forward to watching when they release in theaters.


Movie Title: The 5th Wave
Release Date: January 22, 2016
Director: J Blakeson


Book Title: The 5th Wave
Released: May 7th 2013
Author: Rick Yancey

What its about: A 16 year old girl struggling to survive in the wake of an alien invasion.

Why I'm excited: While I didn't necessarily love the book, I can see its potential being made on the big screen. Plus the trailers just look amazing and I think ChloĆ« Grace Moretz will be great in the role.

Book Title: Through The Looking Glass
Released: 1871
Author: Lewis Carol
Movie Title: Alice Through The Looking Glass
Release Date: May 27, 2016
Director: James Bobin

What its about: Alice returns to wonderland several months after her visit. Alice finds Wonderlands inhabitants in chaos and its up to her to restore balance and order.

Why I'm excited: Jabberwocky!! If any of you remember the 80's version of Through the Looking Glass (was made for TV version) you'll remember how terrifying that Jabberwocky scene was. I really don't care what Tim Burton does with the rest of the film but he needs to get that reveal right. That's why I'll be watching.


Book Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Released: June 1, 2001
Author: J.K. Rowling

Movie Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Director: David Yates

What's it about: The story revolves around Newt Scamander's arrival at the Magical Congress of the United States of America, for a meeting with an important official. Central to the story and this meeting is a magically expanded briefcase which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and it threatens even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.

Why I'm excited: A new film set in the world of Harry Potter, enough said. Seriously, enough said.


Book Title: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
Released: May 1, 2009
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith

Movie Title: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
Release Date: February 5, 2016
Director: Burr Steers

What's it about: A mysterious plague has fallen over 19th century London. Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.  Casting aside personal pride and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.]

Why I'm excited: Its Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I've been waiting on this one a long time and the trailers for it look amazing. Plus I get my zombie and historical fix at the same time. Can't beat that.


Book Title: A Monster Calls
Released: September 27th 2011
Author: Patrick Ness

Movie Title: A Monster Calls
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Director: Juan Antonia Bayona

What's it about: A boy seeks the help of a monster to help cope with is mothers illness.

Why I'm excited: I saw the trailer for this during Star Wars and it looks really good. Not sure how the book will translate to the big screen but the film stars Liam Neeson so I'm sure he'll find a way to make it work.

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