More and more outstanding novels are being adapted to movies. Whether they are fantasy books such as “The Hobbit” whose second movie was launched in 2013 or historical romances like “The Book Thief” who also premiered last year, we find ourselves wanting to read the original story and later see the adaptation. Some movies are just as great as their literary counterparts. Others fall short when reviews roll in.
2013 saw the launch of some very good book to movie adaptations like “Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2 )” and some who failed to deliver like “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” This year promises to bring several amazing book to movie adaptations. Discover some of them below:
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Perhaps one of the most anticipated book to movie adaptations, Divergent is based on the novel with the same name written by Veronica Roth. It is the first in a young adult dystopian trilogy in which once they reach their sixteenth anniversary children are divided in factions based on personality type (Dauntless, Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, and Candor). However, Tris Prior doesn’t quite fit in any faction and has to keep a secret: the dangerous fact that she is Divergent.
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn is already known for her suspenseful thrillers such as “Sharp Objects” or “Dark Places.” “Gone Girl” tells the story of how a family’s fifth wedding anniversary is ruined when the wife suddenly disappears. The books is gripping and keeps you on the edge. The movie adaptation will probably be just as captivating as the novel. One piece of advice for “Gone Girl”: expect the unexpected!
3. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Valentine’s Day is the perfect moment for romantic movie adaptations and “Winter’s Tale” might be the perfect choice. It tells the story of a thief and dying heiress that live a romantic story in a magical New York. When his lover dies, the thief finds out she has the gift of reincarnation and sets on a quest to find her again.
What book to movie adaptations are you looking forward to in 2014?
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