Hi guys! I’ve decided to do something a little different for my post today. Instead of discussing books, I’ll be discussing the next best thing – movie adaptations! There are so many books becoming movies in the next couple years that I am beyond ecstatic about, so I compiled a list to show you the upcoming releases that I’m most excited about!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Release Date: October 14 2016
Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy
Directed by J. A. Bayona
Starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver
A Monster Calls was one of the best books I read this year, and I’m so excited for the movie! The trailer was released a week or 2 ago, which also looks absolutely fabulous.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Release Date: January 15 2016
Genre(s): Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Directed by J Blakeson
Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, and Liev Schreiber
Out of all the movies coming out in 2016, The 5th Wave is by far my most anticipated. It is one of my all-time favorite books, and if the movie turns out to be anywhere near how amazing the book was, I’ll absolutely love it!
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Release Date: December 25 2016
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by Tim Burton
Starring Eva Green, Allison Janney, and Samuel L. Jackson
Another one of my favorite books of the year! I’m sure this will make a fabulous movie!
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J. K. Rowling
Release Date: November 18 2016
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by David Yates
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell
Alright, J.K. Rowling fans….Harry Potter isn’t over! HP was the first series that really got me into reading, so how could I not be excited to see this?!
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Release Date: March 18 2016
Genre(s): Adventure, Science Fiction
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Zoë Kravitz
Unlike most people I know, Allegiant was actually my favorite book in the series. I thought the first two movies in the series were amazing, so I have pretty high expectations for this one. However, I wasn’t a huge fan of the trailer, so I’m curious to see how it turns out…
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Release Date: March 4 2016
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Directed by Thea Sharrock
Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Jenna Coleman
I will be starting this novel later today and I’m SO EXCITED! It sounds exactly like the kind of book (and movie) that I would love.
There are obviously a lot more books becoming movies in the near future, but these were all I could remember off of the top of my head. To find more movie adaptations coming out in 2016, check out this list on Goodreads. I’m not sure if it’s completely accurate, but it should give you a general idea!
What movies would you add to this list? What is your most anticipated movie release of 2016? Tell me in the comments!