Thursday, August 8, 2013

Read the Book Before the Movie Comes Out

There are a heap of movies coming out the remainder of the year that are based on books. Here's a breakdown:

2 - The Spectacular Now - based on the teen book by Tim Tharp, stars new It-girl Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller [trailer]
6 - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - based on the book by Rick Riordan, Logan Lerman reprises his role as Percy in this second installment [trailer]
21 - The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - based on the teen book by Cassandra Clare, starring Lily Collins [trailer]


20 - Wizard of Oz - based on the children's classic by Frank L. Baum, being re-released in 3D [trailer]
27 - As I Lay Dying - based on the classic by William Faulkner, starring James Franco [trailer]
27 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - animated movie based on the characters by Judi Barrett, starring Bill Hader [trailer]
27 - Austenland - based on the chick lit book by Shannon Hale (with a wink to Jane Austen, of course), starring Keri Russell [trailer]


11 - Romeo & Juliet - based on Shakespeare's play, starring Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld [trailer]
11 - Horns - based on the novel by Joe Hill, starring Daniel Radcliffe
18 - Carrie - remake based on the book by Stephen King, starring Chloe Grace Moretz [trailer]
31 - 12 Years a Slave - based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor [trailer]

1 - Ender’s Game - based on the popular book by Orson Scott Card starring Asa Butterfield [trailer]
8 - Thor: The Dark World - based on the comic book character by Stan Lee, starring Chris Hemsworth [trailer]
15 - The Book Thief - based on the book by Markus Zusak, starring Sophie Nelisse
15 - The Wolf on Wall Street - based on the autobiographical book by Jordan Belfort, starring Leonardo DiCaprio [trailer]
22 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - based on the popular teen novel by Suzanne Collins, starring Jennifer Lawrence [trailer]

13 - The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, starring Martin Freeman [trailer]
25 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - based on the book by James Thurber, starring Ben Stiller [trailer]