10 Books That Will Become Movies in 2016

If you like to read the book before seeing the movie, check out these titles before they hit theaters this year:

5thwave   wave.png

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Follows the experiences of two survivors of apocalyptic disasters that have decimated life on Earth and transformed nearly everyone into crazed killers.

Movie release date: January 22, 2016
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber

 

prideprejudicezombies   Pride_and_Prejudice_and_Zombies_poster

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith – As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Movie release date: February 5, 2016
Starring: Lily James, Lena Headey, Charles Dance

 

howtobesingle   How-To-Be-Single-Movie-Poster

How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo – Fed up with New York City’s dating scene and depressed by the marital failures of her friends, thirty-seven-year-old publicist Julie Jenson travels throughout the world to learn how women from other cultures cope with being single.

Movie release date: February 12, 2016
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie

 

mebeforeyou   mebeforeyou

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer’s acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.

Movie release date: March 4, 2016
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Charles Dance

 

miraclesfromheaven   miraclesfromheaven (1)

Miracles From Heaven by Christy Beam – A mother recounts the story of her daughter’s struggle with an incurable digestive disorder and her miraculous recovery following a fall out of a thirty foot tree.

Movie release date: March 18, 2016
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Martin Henderson

 

junglebook   movie_poster_thejunglebook2016_v2_48a08fe6

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling – Presents the adventures of Mowgli, the Indian boy brought up by wolves in the jungle, his companions, Baloo and Bagheera, and his enemy, Shere Khan.

Movie release date: April 15, 2016
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba

 

BFG   c6244f28aac656c234d67946b550fe7d

The BFG by Roald Dahl – The BFG–Big Friendly Giant–kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants.

Movie release date: July 1, 2016
Starring: Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement

 

amonstercalls   A-Monster-Calls_poster_goldposter_com_1-400x593

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill, but an ancient creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

Movie release date: October 14, 2016
Starring: Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver

 

fantasticbeasts   fantastic-beasts-where-find-them-movie-2016-poster

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling) – A facsimile edition of the text required for the Hogwarts’ Care of Magical Creatures class offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogrifs, blast-ended screwts, dragons, and unicorns.

Movie release date: November 18, 2016
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell

 

missperegrine   miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children-movie-poster-1

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

Movie release date: December 25, 2016
Starring: Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell

About Abby Harris

Abby is the Public Communications Specialist for JMRL.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s