Have you ever wondered where some of the most popular movies find their inspiration? The box-office is always full of movies that are based on books. The current movie season is in full swing and some very popular titles are finding their way to the box office. It’s been said that to produce a film that included every scene in the book, the resulting movie would be approximately 16 hours long. Feature films are on average 2 hours long. See what you are missing in these soon to be released titles:
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer – release date November 18, 2011
Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered. –From the publisher
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson – release date December 21, 2011
The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age–and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness–assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism–and a surprising connection between themselves–From publisher description.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – release date March 2, 2012
The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem. – From the publisher
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – release date March 23, 2012
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place. – From the publisher
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – release date April 15, 2012
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? The answers to these questions become clear when the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book is uncovered . Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, “Atlas shrugged” is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, and a premier moral apologia for Capitalism.
What more? Here are some other popular titles that were adapted into movies recently:
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Help by Katheryn Stockett
Have you read these movies yet? If not, stop by your local branch or call with your library card to put your copy on hold today.