Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Page to Screen Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To in 2015 (88)

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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

insurgent book film

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

mockingjay book filmStarring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

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

the duff book filmStarring: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Allison Kaney, Robbie Amell

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

scorch trials book filmStarring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

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

last apprentice seventh son book filmStarring: Jeff Bridges, Kit Harington, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes

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.

 Honourable mentions:

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.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Page to Screen Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To in 2015 (88)

  1. Samantha

    They’ve been advertising the heck out of the Seventh Son lately. Great list! Hope you enjoy all the movies on your list when they come out!

    1. Nemo

      I haven’t seen any adverts, but then again I don’t have a TV and I don’t know when this is being released in Australia.

  2. Renee Bookboyfriends

    Huh. I liked The Fault In Our Stars but I wasn’t OVERLY impressed by Paper Towns. I might see it. AND I AM SO GOING TO SEE INSURGENT!!! I AM READY TO GO RIGHT NOW! I’M JUST WAITING FOR RELEASE DAY!!!! 😀 😀 😀
    and then I’d have to read The Maze Runner trilogy to see the movies and I just don’t have time. Maybe I can do a dodgy and just see the movies without reading the book…. *hides from ensuing fangirls and fanguys chasing me*

    1. Nemo

      There’s nothing wrong with seeing the movie before reading the book! Then you get to read the book and compare.

    1. Nemo

      You loved the book? I really liked it, too. I can’t recall if it was my favourite one though, because I binge read them all together.

  3. Eilonwy

    Frankenstein is definitely not a YA book. It’s adult all the way. And there isn’t even an Igor character in the book — he’s a pure movie invention. Following him sounds like an intriguing idea, though.

    1. Nemo

      I didn’t know Igor wasn’t even an original character! That shows what pop culture has done to me.

      The film, however, could be aimed at young adults purely because of the casting. After all, the Radcliffe fans are all young adults.

  4. Brigid

    I don’t care for John Green’s books either. They are very cheesy, imo. I haven’t heard any good things about the Duff film, but I’ve heard the book really fights the issue of slut shaming. But, the movie doesn’t fight that issue at all. But, I do look forward to reading the book. It looks right up my alley.

    1. Nemo

      I’m looking forward to seeing if the Duff film really does represent the book. I remember I got the shock of my life when I saw Vampire Academy, but I actually ended up really enjoying it, even after contemplating walking out on it in the cinema. It’s good for what it is, and maybe that’s the approach I’ll need with the Duff, too.

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