Like most readers (I imagine), I am ambivalent about books to movies. I think once you’ve been burned a couple of times, it’s hard to trust Hollywood to do my favorite words justice. That said, I am cautiously optimistic about these books to movies…
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick – I listened to this book earlier this year and it was amazing. The movie trailer looks promising. Having Chris Helmsworth in the cast doesn’t hurt either. Wet shirt contest!
The Martian by Andy Weir – Loved this book so surprisingly much. And I really like Matt Damon’s acting. It’s getting good reviews, so yeah, eventually, I’ll see this one. And I’m dying to know if they changed the ending or not.
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson – Robert Redford and Nick Nolte walking the Appalachian Trail? I wouldn’t normally care, but I loved A Walk in the Woods and I can see these two pulling it off.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Tim Burton bring to life one of my favorite YA novels? YES PLEASE.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling – Benedict. Cumberbatch. Nuff said.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – I loved this book so very hard. I just hope they do it justice.
Ready Player One by Ernest Kline – Spielberg!!!! Seriously y’all. Spielberg.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Liam Neeson is in it. I can only imagine he’s the tree. Holy guacamole.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann – This book was such a nail-biter. If done right, it will make a great movie.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – Ron Howard is now the rumored director. I can stand this, but only if Andrew Scott plays Our Man Jack. After the full cast audio, he’s the only person I can picture playing that part.
Are there any books to movies you are excited about? Have you seen any of these? You know, the ones that have been made so far?
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