Hollywood’s trend of making movies from books shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, there will be over 40 movies released in 2015 adapted from books! From classics to recent hits, novels to nonfiction, the movie theaters will be filled with bookish films all year. A few have already been released, like American Sniper and Still Alice, but there are plenty more to come – and you still have time to read the books before the movies come out! Here are some of the highlights, listed by release date:
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (April 10) – Sparks fans will be excited to see this novel about two intertwined love stories, set in North Carolina, on the big screen.
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (April 17) – This 2008 thriller about children being murdered in the Soviet Union is the first book in a trilogy.
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (May 1) – The classic tale of a woman juggling three suitors.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (August 21) – A heart-breaking love story from the very popular 2012 novel about a young woman and the paralyzed man she cares for.
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (TBA but aiming for summer) – Popular classic about a farm girl intent on escaping to a life in high society.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (movie will be titled Everest, September 18) – Uber-popular 90’s nonfiction book about a harrowing Everest climb, with an all-star cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, and Josh Brolin.
The Martian by Andy Weir (November 25) –Gravity meets McGyver sci-fi about an astronaut left alone on Mars, features Matt Damon in the lead role.
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathanial Philbrick (December 11) – Sure to be a hit with Ron Howard at the helm of this adaptation of the nonfiction book about the Essex whaleship.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (TBA) – Fans of the novel and movie Gone Girl will be excited to see another Flynn novel in the theaters, starring Charlize Theron.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (TBA) – Popular 2012 novel about a childless couple living in a lighthouse and the baby they find.
Room by Emma Donahue (TBA) – Stunning 2010 novel about a mother and son being held captive in a small room.
See you in the theaters!
More reviews by Suzan Jackson can be found at www.bookbybook.blogspot.com.