I LOVE book adaptations, it’s always interesting to see someone else’s take on a book, plus I’m a massive film nerd. There are TONS of books being/that have been made into films for 2015 and here are just a few of the ones that I am excited for…
The Spooks Apprentice/Seventh Son
Release date: February 6th
What it’s about? A young boy, Tom Ward, (the seventh son of a seventh son) is training to become an exorcist under the guidance of a Spook, a man who fights supernatural creatures.
Who’s starring? Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, and Jeff Bridges.
**Yeay! Ben Barnes, I haven’t seen him in a film in AGES!**
Fifty Shades of Grey
Release date: February 13th (just in time for Valentine’s day!)
What it’s about? In E L James’s sexy bestseller, college student Anastasia meets Christian Grey, a handsome billionaire who turns her world upside down when he approaches her about a sexual relationship.
Who’s starring? Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia, and Jamie Dornan is Christian.
**My dislike of erotica kept me from reading the book and I initially said that I wouldn’t be seeing the film. But I can’t deny that it’s hard to resist Jamie Dornan**
Release date: February 20th
What it’s about? A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.
Who’s starring? Robbie Amell will play teen heartthrob Wesley alongside Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne.
**Wish that Robbie Amell had been at my high school, maybe he could have brought his cousin (Stephen Amell) to school one day too!**
Release date: March 13th
What it’s about? A live action Disney retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.
Who’s starring? Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett with Richard Madden as our handsome Prince.
**Perfect choice in Lily James in my opinon, she’s such a cutie! And I’m SO HAPPY to have Richard Madden back on our screens again! Also, love the song on this trailer, so so pretty. You can listen to it here**
Insurgent – Divergent Series
Release date: March 20th
What it’s about? In Roth’s follow-up to Divergent, Tris and Four leave the crumbling Dauntless and seek help to get to the bottom of what’s going on in their dystopian society.
Who’s starring? Most of the cast from Divergent will appear including Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Tobias.
**I’m hoping for a lot more topless Theo James in this film. Ok, so it’s not in the book, but neither is the wierd box thing they seem to have added to this film too! Check out my review of the Divergent film and Insurgent book**
The Longest Ride
Release date: April 10th
What it’s about? Another Nicholas Sparks adaptation which tells the love stories of two couples — an elderly one and a young one — are intertwined in a North Carolina setting.
Who’s starring? Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson are playing the younger couple.
**Did you say a Nicholas Sparks film? Not, I don’t need to know what it’s about, I’m already there!**
Release date: June 19th
What it’s about? The Fault in Our Stars author John Green tells the story of Q and Margo, childhood friends united by a mystery.
Who’s starring? Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne will play Q and Margo
**Nat Wolff just can’t stay away from the John Green adaptations! But thats all good for us because he was awesome in the last one, and at least he will be able to see in this one!**
Me Before You
Release date: August 21st
What it’s about? In this love story, young Louisa forms a bond with Will, the paralyzed man she is employed to help.
Who’s starring? Emilia Clarke is playing Louisa opposite Sam Claflin.
**I want to meet the person in charge of casting just so I can give them a hug. Sam Claflin…YES!**
The Scorch Trials – Maze Runner Series
Release date: September 18th
What it’s about? The second installment of the Maze Runner series continues as the Gladers and Thomas have escaped the maze, but find themselves in their next test.
Who’s starring? Dylan O’Brien returns as Thomas alongside Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Kaya Scodelario (basically all the people who weren’t eaten in the first film!)
**So excited for more Thomas Brodie-Sangster!!! Also check out my review of The Maze Runner film**
Mockingjay Part 2 – Hunger Games Series
Release date: November 20th
What it’s about? After being symbolized as the ‘Mockingjay’ Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol in this final part to The Hunger Games trilogy.
Who’s starring? Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth … oh you know whose in it! There are WAY too many to list!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
What it’s about? It’s a twisted spin on Jane Austen’s classic novel that puts heroine Elizabeth Bennett in the middle of protecting her family and town from the undead.
Who’s starring? Lily James will play Elizabeth Bennett alongside Matt Smith (Mr Collins), Douglas Booth (Mr Bingley) and Sam Riley as Mr Darcy
What it’s about? Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.
Who’s starring? Daniel Radcliffe will play Igor, the hunchback assistant to James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein.
What it’s about? Libby Day, who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child, is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.
Who’s starring? Charlize Theron as Libby Day, plus Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, and Chloë Grace Moretz.