Current Movie Releases Made From Books
As we applaud the nominations and approach the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as “The Oscars,” held this Sunday and hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, we take a look at all the upcoming movies appearing in theaters this spring that stemmed originally from books, many of which were bestsellers. With a wide variety of movies awaiting audiences nationwide, expect to see thrillers, classics and inspiring young adult movies.
I Am Number Four, out earlier this month, marks the birth of a new science fiction series about an extraordinary teen on the run from enemies in an action-packed thriller. The film is based on the book series by Pitticus Lore. The movie was recently released almost simultaneously to the public with the book series.
The Eagle, based on author Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical adventure novel, The Eagle of the Ninth, written in 1954, premiered February 11th. It is the first of a sequence of young adult fiction novels that are connected through a Roman Empire family who inherit an emerald seal ring bearing the insignia of a dolphin.
If you’d prefer a psychological thriller, check out Unknown, based on the novel called Out of My Head by Didier van Cauwelaert, starring Liam Neeson. In this plot, the lead character wakes up after a car wreck in Berlin and discovers that someone has stolen his identity along wih his life. Unknown opened in theaters February 18th.
Jane Eyre, hitting the big screen March 11th, features Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender as the two star-studded leads in this romantic drama based off of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. In case you don’t remember the storyline from Jane Eyre, Jane works for the cold-hearted Edward Rochester and ends up fleeing his house after learning of a terrible secret he kept hidden. Read Brontë’s classic book for free on BookRix before watching the movie!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, coming out March 25th, is a family comedy movie based off the second book in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, written by Jeff Kinney. This storyline features middle school student Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick, who’s trying to ruin Greg’s life as “chief tormentor.”
Keep an eye out for this summer’s release in July of One for the Money with Katherine Heigl, who plays an unemployed and newly-divorced woman who lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past. Also starring Jason O’Mara and Daniel Sunjata, among a great star-filled cast. One for the Money is based on the 1994 crime novel by Janet Evanovich, long-time best-seller, appearing consecutively for 75 weeks on the USA Today list of 150 best-selling novels!
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