Top Ten Tuesdays #63: Book-to-Movie

Posted November 10, 2015 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 20 Comments

top 10 tues watercolorTen Book-to-Movie (or TV) Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

adaptationsThis week’s topic is the top ten book-to-movie adaptations I’m looking forward to, or the adaptations I still need to watch. As usual, I’ll be combining both topic ideas because I can never resist it. I’m not the best at keeping up with adaptations but I will usually seek out movies if I’ve read the book. This topic actually required quite a bit of research! Thank you, Google.

adaptations 2Despite the fact that these are two of my favorite books, I still haven’t seen the movies. I decided I wanted to reread Paper Towns by John Green right before seeing the movie, and of course I haven’t gotten around to that yet. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger, from what I’ve heard, is absolutely nothing like the book. I’m a bit disappointed but I’ve heard that you can move past that issue and enjoy the movie nonetheless. (I even own this one now! I really need to get going.)adaptations 1coming soonMockingjay (Part Two) by Suzanne Young | I can’t waaaaait for this movie! It’s so close, too. I usually go see them with one of my friends so her and I have to start planning. It comes out later this month (November 20th) and I can’t believe it. Maybe when all the movies are out, I’ll reread the books…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | December 2016 isn’t exactly “coming soon,” but it seems closer than the rest of these below. It was supposed to be released this year (!) but it keeps getting pushed back. I think Tim Burton is the absolute best person to direct this movie and I’m so fucking excited.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling | This movie just started filming last month apparently. It’s actually set to release earlier than Miss Peregrine (above) but I don’t feel like it’s possible! I’m happy with the casting and am really interested to see how this one goes. It also looks like it will be a trilogy of films.

making progress Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver | EEEEEKKK. This is one of my favorite books and I’ve said before how it would make an excellent movie. The latest news on this one is that Zoey Deutch has been cast as the lead, and I think that’s perfect. The last article I read said that production was due to start in October, so things may already be happening!

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | I had somewhat mixed feelings about this one, but the author is a friend of a friend, so I’m excited to support her in any way! I think this would also make a great movie in general. I’m on board! The latest news, as of June/July, is that Elizabeth Banks is probably going to direct the movie. I’m not sure where things stand now, but that would be excellent.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket | One of my childhood favorites is becoming a TV show! I think this is a way better option than a movie (which was already made of course). Netflix is set to produce the series and recently hired a director. A trailer was released over the summer and we all FREAKED OUT, but apparently it was fan-made. Womp womp. It looks like this will be hitting Netflix sometime in late 2016.
optionnedA Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray | I know this is kind of wishful thinking at this point, but I want this to happen. Apparently it was optioned back in 2006 or something, then the company relinquished their rights to it. Still… I want it to happen!!

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo | The most recent news article I could find – from 2012 – said that Dreamworks picked up the rights and the producer of the Harry Potter movies would be working on the project. Obviously it’s been a few years and now all three books are out, so let’s hope for some movement on this one.


20 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #63: Book-to-Movie

  1. I haven’t read The DUFF, but I did see the movie. It was a stereotypical teen movie, but cute nonetheless. Especially since Robbie Amell is pretty and I love Mae Whitman in anything and everything.

    I’ve been trying to wait to read Paper Towns before seeing the movie, but I’m in such a reading funk that that might not happen.

    I’m super excited for Mockingjay Part 2 (well, slightly not excited because of what happens) especially because my husband is excited to see the movie too (even though he’s never read the books, he’s watched all the movies with me). And I’m even kind of excited for Miss Peregrine’s.

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  2. It would be amazing if The Grisha Trilogy was made into movies. I’d me kind of scared because I love the series so much and I wouldn’t want them to mess it up, but I’d love to see that world come to life.
    I liked The Duff. It’s true that it isn’t like the book, but I didn’t mind. The movie was great on it’s own which is a weird thing to say when it’s a book to movie adaptation.

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  3. The DUFF was actually pretty good – I love Mae Whitman, and I think she’s great in the film, even though there are points when the movie is far away from the book. I saw the trailer for Paper Towns and that was enough for me – the idea of a girl making a guy chase her just seems stupid for me. But I hope you like the film when you watch it 😀

    I am so excited about Fantastic Beasts – I bet Eddie Redmayne is going to fit so well to the wizarding world!

  4. I’m ridiculously excited for Mockingjay! I think Josh Hutcherson would do a great job with Hijacked Peeta. And I have my fingers crossed for both The Grisha and A Great and Terrible Beauty to be adapted – both of them have the potential to be awesome movies.

  5. I’m so ready for Mockingjay Part II, but I’m also not ready for it. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO END?

    Anyway, I still haven’t seen either Paper Towns or The DUFF, but I haven’t read either yet, either. I’m still not sure if I want to try to read another John Green book after reading TFIOS, but who knows… My sister went to an early showing of The DUFF, but she hasn’t read the book either. All I know is that she liked the movie enough to buy it on the day it was released on disc.

    I’m also totally and completely ready for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! I also saw that it’s going to be a trilogy, and I’m actually thrilled about that. I think it will be such a rush to explore Rowling’s universe a bit more. 🙂

    Before I Fall is one movie that I will be seeing on opening day. I just loved that book, and I’m really excited to see it on the big screen, but I’ll definitely need to reread it first.

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