Books into films 2014

image-mediumRead it first …..! Divergent, Maze Runner and The Giver are dark, action packed looks into what the future may hold:

Divergent by Veronica Roth. Rated 5 star by 24 of our readers, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a ‘perfect society’. On her Choosing Day, Beatrice Prior renames herself Tris, rejects her family’s Abnegation group, and chooses another faction… Kate Winslet’s in it

The Maze Runner by James Dashner. In the sci fi genre, fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games should like it. Tale of a mysterious maze and the ultimate fate of those sent into it — who have no memories upon arriving.  Stars Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario as Thomas and Teresa. Like Divergent it’s based on a young adult novel. 

 The Giver by Lois Lowry. Classic teen tale of a seemingly perfect future society that has a dark side. Lowry said “It seems to me that they all seem to be much more action packed (other books). They’ve been trying to make a movie of The Giver, but there’s not a lot of action in it. It’s relatively easy to make a move of The Hunger Games,” Brenton Thwaites is Jonas, Jeff Bridges the Giver, Taylor Swift  Rosemary.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Another teen novel/vampire adaptation.The heroine Rose, played by Zoe Deutsch, is in training at St Vladimir’s (shades of Hogwarts?) the Vampire Academy.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. With Jamie Dornan as Christain Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia. Needs no explanation

The hundred-foot journey by Richard C Morais. Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai embarks on a journey first to London and then across Europe with his loud family, before ultimately opening a restaurant opposite a famous chef, Madame Mallory, in the remote French village of Lumière. A culinary war ensues. Touches of Pixar’s Ratatouille and Slumdog Millionaire ..

Gone Girlbig suspense best seller by Gillian Flynn is being adapted with Ben Affleck and Rosamond Pike as the married couple.

I, Frankenstein probably not a lot like Mary Shelley’s original novel – it stars Aaaron Eckhart as the monster with loads of action and sword fighting!

Noah (from the story in the Old Testament) will star Russell Crowe with Emma Watson as his daughter Not based on it but The Ark before Noah:decoding the flood by Yitzchak Irving Finkel is one to read

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