Sunday, 7 September 2014

Book-to-Movie Adaptations To Look Forward To!

I recently realised that there are a lot  of books being turned into movies in the next year that I am really looking forward to. I also need to catch up on the books I haven't read so I can watch the movie and be able to compare them. As I researched all the movie release dates I thought I may as well make this post so you guys can be in the know too! This list will be in release-date order so bookmark this page so you can keep up!:)

*2015 releases don't have any trailers or movie posters yet - I'll update this post as new information surfaces*

Book: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Release Date: 19th September 2014

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Summary: When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Release Date: 3rd October 2014

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Summary: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Book: Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

Release Date: 22nd October 2014

Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse

Summary: Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. They take a leap of faith, both on life and on each other, when they decide to go to the US together to attend university. But fate has other plans for Rosie. Over the next 12 years their lives change dramatically but the connection remains.

Book: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Release Date: 21st November 2014

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Summary: The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Book: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Release Date: 19th February 2015

Starring: Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Mae Whitman

Summary: Emotionally devastated after learning that she's secretly referred to as "The DUFF" (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by the entire student body, high school senior Bianca dismisses the cautionary advice of her favorite teacher, turns her back on her long-time crush Toby, and enlists the help of charismatic jock Wesley to help salvage what's left of her senior year. As the once-contented senior wages a monumental struggle to regain her confidence, she gradually turns her efforts toward knocking cruel class queen bee Madison from her throne up high.

Book: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Release Date: 20th March 2015

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort

Summary: Tris Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.

Book: Paper Towns by John Green

Release Date: 31st July 2015

Starring: Nat Wolff

Summary: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Book: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Release Date: 20th November 2015

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Summary: After being symbolized as the 'Mockingjay' Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

Book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Release Date: 18th March 2016 (Part One) and 24th March 2017 (Part Two)

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts

Summary: Tris Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

I worked very hard on this list so please share it with others! If you see any new developments in the book-to-movie world then email me @ or leave a comment on this post:)

Question: What book to movie adaptation are you looking forward to?


  1. I am extremely excited about The Maze Runner, Where Rainbows End, Insurgent, and Mockingjay. I'm also really looking forward to the movie adaptation of Before I Go to Sleep!

  2. I'm so excited for love, rosie!! I love Lily Collins and Sam Claflin's not bad either ;)

    1. Sam Claflin is perfect ugh. I can't wait to see Love, Rosie either! Tweet me when you've seen it :D

  3. Are these the UK dates? The Maze Runner is yet to be released or even advertised here yet in the cinema (I go a lot, I would have noticed as its currently on my 'to-read' pile) I'm really looking forward to the final installments of The Hunger Games trilogy, as I really loved the books! I'm also intrigued by Gone Girl, as I have the book on my shelf currently unused! Have you read If I Stay? The film adaptation has been released here and I only picked up the book last week!