Books into film for 2015

The Scorpio Races

Here’s some books that are being made into films, not released till next year so time to read the novel first!

The Spook’s Apprentice”  by Joseph Delaney – The film’s called “Seventh Son” and tells the magical adventures of Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), apprentice to the Spook (Jeff Bridges). Released February 6th.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James – A lot of people have read the book already and you know what it’s about. Stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Release is Feb. 13th in time for Valentine’s Day

Insurgent, by Veronica Roth – The sequel to “Divergent”, . “Insurgent” continues the story of Tris Prior and her struggle against the Factions in a post-apocalyptic future. Released on March 20.

 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs – The eccentric bestseller sees a boy set out to find out whether his grandfather was murdered by a make-believe monster, only to find Miss Peregrine and her home for “peculiar” children with unnatural powers. Tim Burton directs. Released July 31st.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – It’s been adapted before but this version focuses on Igor, Frankenstein’s assistant, (not in the original novel) James McAvoy is Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffeplys Igor. Released on Oct. 2nd.

Mockingjay (Part Two), by Suzanne Collins – “Mockingjay” part 2 completes the “Hunger Games” saga with the final battle of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) against the oppressive Capitol. Released Nov. 20th.

A walk in the woodsInferno by Dan Brown – Tom Hanks is Professor Langdon in this Dante’s Inferno tale, Ron Howard directs. Released Dec. 18th

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini – Acclaimed author of “The Kite Runner,” Afghan-American Khaled Hosseini, tells the story of Mariam, born an illegitimate child in an intolerant society & Lalia, a younger, comparatively privileged woman whose paths cross, changing them both forever. Release date TBC

Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín – 5 star rated historical novel by our readers, Ellis Lacey emigrates to 1950s America after not finding work in Ireland. When tragedy strikes back home, she returns to her old life and finds herself torn between two homes. Saoirse Ronan is Ellis. Release date TBC

Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain – “Testament of Youth” is a memoir of a young woman’s experiences in World War I and how she deals with loss and disillusionment amid one of the 20thC greatest conflicts. Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington(John Snow) star Release date TBC


A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson – Very popular memoir mixes humorous accounts of Bryson’s attempts to hike the Appalachian trail with his friend Stephen Katz with more serious discussions on the trail itself. Robert Redford as Bryson and Nick NoltePride and prejudice and zombies: the classic regency romance--now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem is Katz Release date TBC


The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling – This version is an action film with Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, and Lupita Nyong’o voicing the animal characters. Drected by Jon Favreau. Release date TBC

The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater – 5 star rated by our readers, it’s adapted from Celtic legends and tells of the relationship between Kate Connelly and Sean Kendrick as they compete against each other in a deadly race of water horses who can kill their riders. Despite all, they fall for each other, but there can only be one winner. Release date TBC

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith –Lily Collins as Elizabeth Bennett, who won’t stand for Mr. Darcy / hordes of zombies encircling  fortress city London. Release date TBC

American Sniper, by Chris Kyle – who was a highly successful sniper during the second Iraq War, this is his memoir. Stars Bradley Cooper as Kyle, Clint Eastwood directs. Release date TBC

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