Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a FREEBIE, so I’m mashing it up with one of my new features, Page to Screen, to bring you:
5 Page to Screen adaptations I’m looking forward to in 2015
Page to Screen is a new original feature I’m experimenting with where I talk about film adaptations of YA books.
I’m not a book snob. I’m perfectly happy to declare when I enjoyed watching a film more than reading the book is was adapted from.
ie Lord of the Rings, the Silence of the Lambs, Sex and the City…
So here’s 5 2015 film releases and their bookish source materials I’m hoping to devour before they are released:
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Release date: 20 March 2015
I’ve already read the book, but I wonder if I need a quick refresher before plunging into this film? I read Insurgent and Allegiant back to back, so I think I’m blurring some things in my memory.
Mockingjay/Mockingjay Part 2 (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
Release date: 20 November 2015
I’m equally looking forward to this and utterly dreading it at the same time. I don’t need a refresher re-read before it, ut I’m pretty sure I’ll be traumatised when I leave the cinema.
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Release date: 20 February 2015
Mae Whitman of Avatar: the Legend of Aang (among others, but that’s the one I care about most) fame. I’m so in. I’ve had the book since 2012 and I really need to read it.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Release date: 18 September 2015
Strangely enough, The Maze Runner book didn’t appeal to me at all but I’m still hanging out to see the film. This one’s on my radar if I enjoy the first film enough. Still not interested in the books, though.
Revenge of the Witch/ Seventh Son (The Last Apprentice/ Wardstone Chronicles
Release date: 6th February 2015
I’ll be honest, I’ve not even heard of this book, but it looks like it will make a good film. I doubt I’ll get around to reading it, but if the film itnerests me enough I might track down the source material. Besides, Ben Barnes and Kit Harington? Yes please.
John Green’s Paper Towns is getting the Fault in Our Stars treatment, but I don’t particularly care for his books nor the films made from them, so I won’t be going to see it. June 19.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is getting some kind of adaptation where the focus is on Igor, Dr Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant, played by Daniel Radcliffe. I don’t know if this is aimed at young adults or not and I’m not sure specifically which contemporary source this is an adaptation of. October 2
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is getting a live-action Disney treatment, but once again, I’m not sure of the intended audience. October 9.