Thursday, September 13, 2012

Book-Inspired Fall Movies

It looks like Hollywood's obsession with adapting popular books into movies is continuing into this fall and winter!  This article on BookPage lists 15 - count 'em! - movies based on books that will be released between now and the end of the year - wow!

Take a look at the list - there is quite a variety there.  The one I am most excited about is Life of Pi - I loved that book and think it will be amazing on the big screen (though I'm not too thrilled about the 3D part).  I would also love to see the movie adaptation of Wuthering Heights, an old favorite of mine.

My husband's favorite series is the Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child, but, like most fans of the book, he is outraged that they have cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.  I haven't read the books, but apparently, Reacher is supposed to be about 6'3" and blond.  We both really hate it when Hollywood goes for a big name star instead of casting someone who actually fits the character described in the book.  Two that have done it right recently in our opinion are The Hunger Games and Water for Elephants (granted, Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattison are both big-name stars, but they were perfect for the roles and did a fabulous job).

So, what are thoughts?  Which of these 15 book adaptations are you most excited about?

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely watching all 3 of these - would love to read the books too, but probably won't ... so many books, so little time.