3 upcoming book-to-movie adaptations


Emily Weaver, Staff Writer

Most people love to see their favorite book hit the big screen.  But why wait to find out when you see a trailer for the film?

Here are 3 upcoming YA book adaptations we’re looking forward to, and the progress they’re in so far (Warning! May contain spoilers!).

1) Paper Towns By John Green

Summary: For those of you who loved The Fault In Our Stars, another one of John Green’s books, Paper Towns, is being turned into a movie. Paper Towns tells the story of Quentin, who’s life is turned around when he meets Margo Roth Spiegelman. When Margo comes to Quentin’s window late one night and asks him to help her pull of 14 elaborate pranks, he’s more than happy to do so. Come The next morning, Margo is gone. With only a few mysterious clues, Quentin and his friends decide to find Margo at whatever cost.

Movie Progress: John Green has helped write the script, in addition to Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Stars include Nat Wolff (Quentin) and Cara Delevingne (Margo). Other cast members include Halston Sage, Justice Smith, and Austin Abrams. The release date has been slated for July 31, 2015. (imdb)

2) Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Summary: After a horrifying family tragedy, 16-year old Jacob travels to a remote island off the coast of Wales. Here, he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob roams the halls of the crumbling building, he realizes that the children who once lived here were quarantined– and they may still be alive. Mixed with chilling old photographs, the book is a haunting thriller.

Movie Progress: Horror legend Tim Burton has signed on to direct Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children. The release date is March 4, 2016. It is rumored that Asa Butterfield will portray Jacob and Eva Green will play the role of Miss Peregrine.

3) The Hunger Games’ Mockingjay (Part 1 and 2)

Summary: Katniss Everdeen deserves a break. After competing in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, and then again in the Quarter Quell, you’d think she’d be done. But, alas, no.  After the shocking conclusion of Catching Fire (“Katniss, there is no district twelve.”), where to begin? After district twelve was destroyed (Gale and Katniss’s family survived, luckily), Katniss agrees to become “the mockingjay”, a symbol of hope for District 13’s rebellion against the Capitol. Katniss is eager to kill President Snow-no matter the costs.

Movie Progress: Bursting with action, heroism, and plot-twists, the book-to-movie adaptation will be split into two parts, like many other finales (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Breaking Dawn).  The stars include Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), and Liam Hemsworth (Gale). Part one will hit theaters on November 21, 2014. Part two will come out on November 20, 2015.

You can watch the trailer for part one here:

Several teasers were released over the summer 3 of which are shown here. For more teasers, see the hunger games YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvqqA-Eogozfm244OhUESw

(videos courtesy of The Hunger Games YouTube Channel)

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