It’s always risky with book adaptations but as a devoted fan of the book, I nearly always find myself nabbing a ticket and a box of popcorn to see a novel come to life. So brush up on your reading, because here is a bunch of exciting new films based on books that will be out in Australia soon!
The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C Morais
I truly loved this book, and wrote a review for it quite a while back, so I was very excited to see it is going to be released as a film in August this year. It looks really good – it has the perfect combination of crumbling town, crazy family, queen Helen Mirren and mouthwatering food.
The Hundred Foot Journey is set for release on 8 August 2014
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
The countdown is on as the ultimate YA romance/tragedy is released in cinemas this long weekend. The trailer makes it look like a pretty perfect adaptation and it’s starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Engort from Divergent. I know I will cry through this!
The Fault in Our Stars is out on 5 June 2014!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The nail biting and twisted novel of a psycho wife on the ultimate revenge trip is heading to the big screen. You can read Dior’s review of the book here. I defs recommend grabbing a copy of the book if you’re yet to do so; it’s a gripping read with many twists and seeing the film first will ruin the reading experience.
Gone Girl is set for release on 3 October 2014
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Another YA novel that will make you sob buckets, If I Stay is a heartbreaking and life-affirming read. The story revolves around 17-year-old Mia, who faces the choice between prestigeous Julliard or her adorable boyfriend and family until a tragic accident leaves her with only one real choice to make. It’s an incredibly popular novel and looks like it will make an equally heartbreaking film.
If I Stay will be in cinemas 22 August 2014
The Giver by Lois Lowry
A utopian society hides dark secrets, giving all the pain of the world onto the shoulders of The Giver. The film has a great cast – Brendan Thwaites and Meryl Streep! Also, The Giver is an award-winning novel that kinda started the dystopian society in YA novels craze so it should be a good basis for an interesting film!
The Giver‘s release date is 15 August 2o14
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Ok, there is going to be a Mockingjay (part one) in November of this year (yay!!!) but so far there has been no trailer and no sneak peaks outside of knowing the rocking Julianne Moore will be President Coin… so a very talented fan made this fake teaser trailer and while it is fanmade, I wouldn’t be too upset if the film looked like this!
Mockingjay Part 1 will be out 20 November 2014
This looks like a hilarious and explosive adaptation of a great, wickedly funny novel. After the wonderful life he’s had, Allan refuses to wait around in a nursing home and die quietly, so he escapes for a great adventure. While the film was originally released at Cannes Film Festival last year, it will be coming to Australian cinemas in 2014.
So, which book adaptations are you excited to see this year? Let us know in the comments below!