I’ll be honest with you, when I first watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I had mixed feelings about it. That’s not to say I didn’t like the film, but I wasn’t head-over-heels in love with it the way I was with the books. Because of that, I went on and wrote most book adaptations off. I assumed the movies wouldn’t do the books justice.
But I was wrong. After giving it some time I have now come to appreciate the Harry Potter movies and I freaking love them! I have them on my iPod and I watch them all the time. On the plane, on the weekends or whenever I’m having Harry Potter withdrawals. Now I’ve decided to stop comparing books and their movie adaptations. They’re two different things and equally loveable.
Fast forward to 2016, we’re going to be seeing a lot of book adaptations that are being made into movies. Among those films, there are 5 that I am most excited to see.
- Me Before You
I’m a sucker for romance. And Me Before You is very much a romantic story.
Me Before You, written by Jojo Moyes, tells a story about Will Traynor and Louisa Clark. Once a very active, high achieving man, Will has become permanently disabled due to an unfortunate road accident. Lou, was then hired by Camilla Traynor, Will’s mother, to care for him and to brighten up his days. Given the situation, you cannot expect their relationship to go on smoothly and, so to speak, normal. So don’t expect this to be your typical love story.
I haven’t read it myself, but Nisa wrote a glorious review on this book and I trust her judgment. This best-selling thriller, written by Paula Hawkins, tells a story about a girl named Rachel who takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she watches the same couple have breakfast on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect. And then she sees something shocking and that’s when everything changed.
If you want to read the book before you watch the movie, you still have time as the movie, starring Emily Blunt, comes out in October.
I love how Dan Brown pulls you into his stories, and now with Inferno, Robert Langdon is back. I really enjoyed reading Langdon’s previous journeys in The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons, so I’m not sure why I never got around to reading this book, but I’m hoping to before the movie comes out. The detective in me loves googling paintings and symbols, looking for clues that Langdon didn’t catch, hoping to solve the mysteries along with him, so I’m excited to see his next adventure on the big screen.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
I am a Harry Potter lover/fanatic/die-hard fan, so need I say more? This movie will be magical!
All I can say is I wish I could fast forward and skip to November, when this movie finally comes out.
- Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Tim Burton‘s directing it, so we can expect it to be an eccentric and whimsical ride.
This movie is about Jacob Portman, who discovers children with extremely unusual abilities. They embark on a journey through time, fighting off wights and hollows along the way. I sort of get the feeling that this is like the English version of X-Men, just darker and more twisted. You can catch this movie when it comes out in September.
So that’s it for my top 5 book to movie adaptations I’m most excited about! Let me know which ones are yours in the comment box down below!