Book to Movie Releases of 2016


Honestly, I don’t pay much attention to book to movie releases. Two reasons why:

  1. I’ve lost faith in most adaptations.
  2. I don’t like movie hype.

When I was younger, I would eagerly track movie news and watch every trailer before a book to movie release. Now, I’ve discovered that I enjoy stories (both print and film) more with as little preparation as possible.

But here are the most anticipated book to movie releases of 2016 (supposedly).

These are the ones I’m interested in:

  1. Allegiant, of course. I have yet to see Insurgent, but I will at some point.
  2. The Jungle Book, tentatively. I’m a huge fan of the existing live-action Jungle Book. However, it’s not very accurate to the book(s). So I am tentatively excited for a reboot.
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’m not a raging Harry Potter fan, but I’ll likely see this one. Rowling’s world is very neat.
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom Riggs + Tim Burton + Danny Elfman. Need I say more?

And of course, news of The Silver Chair is swirling, which is quite exciting!

Also, Anne of Green Gables will have a TV adaptation in 2017.

Which book adaptations are you looking forward to?

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