So whenever Hollywood decides to take my favourite book and turn it into a movie, I have to say I get excited about it. But I also feel apprehensive over it too. Many filmmakers turn the books into something great, others…not so much.
One film I absolutely hated was P.S I Love You. I adored the book, I read it over and over and when I found out they were making a film, well of course, I had to go see it. But it was a let down. The whole setting had changed from being set in Ireland to NYC. Holly now had a sister, instead of a lots of siblings and I just didn’t like it at all. I know that things in the book have to change in order to try to stay try to the book, and some parts have to be cut from the book, but in my opinion, I really didn’t like it and whenever it’s on TV, i always skip it because it frustrates me. Yes, I know, Gerard Butler is in it, but still.
But I’m not here to diss the films adaptions, oh no, I’m here to post the films I am most excited about that are out this year.
So without further ado, I present the ones I CANNOT WAIT to see.
By Stephanie Meyers
Release date: March 29th 2013
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.
Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves – Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: 23rd August 2013
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
By Suzanne Collins
Release date: 21st November 2013
Sparks are igniting, flames are spreading and the Capitol wants revenge.
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
Okay, so there are only three, but they will be total hits at the box office and I, for one, will totally be contributing towards that!
So, what book-to-films are you most excited about this year?