Upcoming Movies Based on Books

I’ve been so busy since this year started, that I haven’t had the chance to watch a movie on the big screen yet.

But I have to say, I am looking forward to quite a few of them this year.

Big Books Tiny Voices, an awesome blog which I just discovered, listed 60 YA Books which are slated for  movie adaptations.

I’m eager to watch ALL of these movies, but there are some which I’m particularly excited about:

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I’m not sure when all those movies above will come out. Some are still in the first stages of development, others are already in production.

But there are YA Books turned into Films which have already finished production, and which I am dying to see on the silver screen.

Warm Bodies, based on the book by Isaac Marion, has been playing in theaters for the last few weeks, and is apparently a hoot to watch.

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is coming out tomorrow. The trailer is spectacular, and the fact that both Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson are in the movie just adds loads more motivation for me to watch the film.

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I’ve been addicted to The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare since I started listening to the audiobooks. I was thrilled when they announced that a movie version was coming out—and this year, too!



I’ve never read The Host by Stephanie Meyer, and World War Z by Max Brooks but the trailers look promising.

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Oz the Great and Powerful is another movie I can’t wait to watch. It stars some of my favorite actors/actresses: Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and James Franco.



As for the following movies, I’ve been anticipating them since they released these teaser photographs:


ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

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CATCHING FIRE (Hunger Games Trilogy) by Suzanne Collins

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What movies are you looking forward to this year? Will you be watching any of these YA Book to Film Adaptations?


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15 Responses to “Upcoming Movies Based on Books”

  1. Brinda says:

    I want to see most of those you’ve spotlighted. I especially want to see The Host and Enders Game.

  2. They are finally doing Artemis Fowl? Book’s been out forever.
    Curious about Ender’s Game, just because people thought my CassaStar had a similar feel. (No, I’ve never read the book.)
    World War Z and Oz look the most promising to me!

  3. mooderino says:

    Will be interesting to see how they translate the games in Ender’s Game. All that floating about could get quite boring, even in 3D.


  4. Sia McKye says:

    I don’t read a lot of YA although they seem to make good movies. Beautiful Creatures, World War Z, and The Sea of Monsters sound good.


  5. Tonja says:

    I haven’t read any of those. I am reading a non-fiction book by Orson Scott Card. :)

  6. I can hardly wait for Catching Fire to come out!!!!!

  7. Karen Strong says:

    Really excited to see World War Z.

  8. I haven’t read any of the above books but I am anxious to see Beautiful Creatures and World War Z. I’m sure my kids will be excited to see Percy Jackson since they enjoyed the first installment.

  9. Shelly says:

    I’m definitely going to see Warm Bodies and The Host.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  10. Misha says:

    I’m looking forward to Catching Fire. It should be better than Hunger Games as a movie adaption, I think. Hunger Games depended too much on shock value (which is fine, but sucked when I already knew who died and when).

  11. What a neat post! We finally went to the movies for the first time in a couple of years last month. We saw Silver Linings Playbook (a couple of days before the awards came out and it won so many). We both loved it!

    I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies there, and it looked really fun. I would love to see it on the big screen.

    Thanks for pulling this all together in one spot, Nut, and have a great week.

    Kathy M.

  12. Carina Olsen says:

    Yeah. All of these movies seems AMAZING 😀 Looking forward to a lot of them. <3 The non-book movie I'm looking forward to is The Croods. <3 Hih 😀 And oh. Warm Bodies. Dying to watch it. <3 Thank you for sharing this awesome post 😀

  13. Nas says:

    Wow! Looks an amazing line up! So much to look forward to! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Carol Riggs says:

    Wow, I hadn’t realized ALL these were going to be released as movies! Looking forward to ENDER’S GAME, having read that last year (finally). The OZ one looks awesome too!

  15. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for sharing our post! It is so exciting, to look forward to all of these movies (or at least the potential of them)!

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