Monday, December 5, 2011

Coming Soon: Books into Film

Hollywood is looking to books for many of their upcoming movies; everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss and fairy tales to memoirs, all types of print are meeting celluloid. Below is a list of books and their corresponding movies you can find at the theater in the next several months!

Book to Movie

Now Playing:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick  -  Hugo (in theaters now)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John le   -  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (opening 12/9/11)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle  -  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (12/16)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson  -  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (12/21)
The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 1, by Hergé  -  The Adventures of Tintin (12/21)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer  -  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12/25)
We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Changed Their Lives Forever, by Benjamin Mee  -  We Bought a Zoo (12/25)

January 2012:
Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare  -  Coriolanus (opening 1/20)
One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich  -  One for the Money (1/27)
We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver  -  We Need to Talk About Kevin (1/27)

The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill  -  The Woman in Black (opening 2/3)
The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne  -  Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2/10)

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss  -  Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (opening 3/2)
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales: Hänsel and Gretel, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  -  Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (3/2)
A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs  -  John Carter (3/9)
The Raven and Other Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe  -  The Raven (3/9)
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales: Snow-White, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  -  Mirror, Mirror (3/16)
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins  -  The Hunger Games (3/23)

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Volume 1), by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby  -  The Avengers (opening 5/4)

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales: Snow-White, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  -  Snow White and the Huntsman (opening 6/1)
The Classic Fairy Tales: Jack the Giant Killer, by Iona and Peter Opie  -  Jack the Giant Killer (6/15)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith  -  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (6/22)

Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man: Vol. 1, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko  -  The Amazing Spider-Man (opening 7/6)
Batman Chronicles: Volume 1, by Bill Finger and Bob Kane  -  The Dark Knight Rises (7/20)

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