Book adaptations have become such a norm these days however not all of them are worth the watch. Some adaptations can be so bad they can make even a book that wasn’t great in the first place seem like a classic, point in case – Eragon. If the book was worth a headache that made me want to massage my forehead for at least half an hour after finishing it, the movie made me want to pop 2 paracetamols.
However there are a few books that have upcoming adaptations later this year that I am dying to watch
Release Date: 18 October 2013
Based On: Carrie by Stephen King
A remake of the 1976 horror classic, also based on Stephen King’s novel, in which a bullied teen unleashes her terrifying telekinetic powers on her abusive peers at prom.
2) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Release Date: 22 November 2013
Based On: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Katniss and Peeta’s victory is cut short as the Quarter Quell puts them back into the Hunger Games for the second time.
3) The Family
Release Date: 20 September 2013
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Based On: Malavita: A Novel by Tonino Benacquista
Release Date: 11 October 2013
The story of Ig Perrish, who—in the aftermath of his girlfriend Merrin Williams’ mysterious rape and murder—awakes one morning to find horns growing from his head and diabolical powers at his command.
Based On: Horns by Joe Hill
5) The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones
Release Date: 23 August 2013
Based On: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare
A 15-year-old girl travels to New York City’s hidden, supernatural underworld in search of her vanished mother.