Are you guys ready for 2016? No? Yes? Let me help you a little bit. It is a widely-known fact that the book is almost always better than the movie. It just generally has more. More context, more character depth, more thought processes, more action. Just more.
But what isn’t as widely known are which movies that are coming out are based on books. So I’m here to help you out, to let you know which of the book-to-movie adaptations I’m most excited for this year!
You in? Yes? Okay, let’s go.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Book Release Date: May 7, 2013
Movie Release Date: January 22, 2016
This book is a pretty epic. It’s the dystopian story of the earth after the five waves of an alien takeover. But it’ll take you for a ride and you will start to sympathize with people you’d never imagine you’d sympathize with. You can read my full review here!
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Book Release Date: October 25, 2010
Movie Release Date: TBA 2016
This is the story of Samantha Kingston, a girl who relives February 12th a total of seven times. You don’t get to choose when you die. But what if you get to relive your last day? You can read my review of the book here.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Book Release Date: June 1, 2001
Movie Release Date: November 18, 2016
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE. Mostly because Harry Potter world + Eddie Redmayne = Two of my favorite things ever, ever, ever. But this one’s interesting as the book isn’t actually a story. It’s the textbook that students at Hogwarts use for their Care of Magical Creatures class (I think). The movie is then the story of Newt Scamander, the “author” of the text and his journeys. It’s set in the 20s in America, so it’s going to be super interesting. And even though we don’t see Harry and the gang, we get to experience the magic of this world all over again.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Book Release Date: May 1, 2009
Movie Release Date: February 5, 2016
This one is bound to be interesting. I haven’t read the book yet (I’ve been on hold at the library for a million years), but I’m excited to see whether or not I’ll like it. I love, love, love Jane Austen and, you know, zombies have been big in our pop culture. And the trailer looks pretty awesome. And I love the main actress. Sooooo I’m excited.
SOOOOO there you have it. Four of my most eagerly-anticipated 2016 book-to-movie adaptations. Have you read any of these books? Are you awaiting any of these movies? LET ME KNOW.