Books Turned Movies in 2016

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2016 is going to be a year filled with big name books hitting the big screen! If you’re anything like me, you will want to ensure you’ve read the book before going to see it in theatres. So, what I’ve done is compiled a list of some highly anticipated book movies so you are just as in the know as everyone else! Also provided are additional links where these books are available for purchase – that way you’re not trying to cram that 400 page book in the week the movie comes out. I think we’ve all done that a few times, but why not try to nip that procrastination?

2016 Highly Anticipated Books to Hit the Big Screen

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Breif Description: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Release date: November 18, 2016 (USA)
Director: David Yates
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
Screenplay: J. K. Rowling
Adapted from: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
*Information collected from IMDb

 

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Me Before You

Brief Description: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change each other for all time.
Release date: June 3, 2016 (USA)
Director: Thea Sharrock
Story by: Jojo Moyes
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman
*information collected from IMDb

 

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Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Breif Description: After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Release date: March 18, 2016 (USA)
Director: Robert Schwentke
Film series: Divergent Film Series
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Theo James
*information collected from IMDb

 

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The 5th Wave

Breif Description: Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.
Release date: January 22, 2016 (USA)
Director: J Blakeson
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez
*information collected from IMDb

 

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Fallen

Breif Description: Lucinda “Luce” Price is a strong-willed seventeen-year-old living a seemingly ordinary life until she is accused of a crime she didn’t commit. Sent off to the imposing Sword & Cross reform school, Luce finds herself being courted by two mysterious students to whom she feels oddly connected. Isolated and haunted by strange visions, Luce begins to unravel the secrets of her past and discovers the two men are fallen angels, who she learns have loved her for centuries.Luce must choose where her feelings lie, pitting Heaven against Hell in an epic battle over true love.
Release Date: Fall 2016
Director: Scott Hicks
Writers: Lauren Kate (novel), Nichole Millard (screenplay)
Stars: Lola Kirke, Addison Timlin, Joely Richardson
*information collected from IMDb

 

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The Girl on the Train

Breif Description: The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in London, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
Release date: October 7, 2016 (USA)
Director: Tate Taylor
Screenplay: Erin Cressida Wilson
Story by: Paula Hawkins
Producer: Marc E. Platt
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
*information collected from IMDb

 

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Breif Description: When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
Release date: September 30, 2016 (USA)
Director: Tim Burton
Written by: Jane Goldman
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Stars: Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney
*information collected from IMDb

 

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Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)

Breif Description: After waking up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has occurred for the last few days, Robert Langdon suddenly finds himself the target of a manhunt. With the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks and his knowledge of symbology, Langdon will try to escape whilst solving the most intricate riddle he’s ever faced.
Release date: October 28, 2016 (USA)
Director: Ron Howard
Film series: Robert Langdon Series
Story by: Dan Brown
Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster
*information collected from IMDb

 

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Breif Description: When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne.
Release Date: 27 May 2016 (USA)
Director: James Bobin
Writer: Linda Woolverton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway
*information collected from IMDb

 

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The Light Between Oceans

Breif Description: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Release Date: 2 September 2016 (USA)
Also Known As: Fény az ócean felett
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writers: Derek Cianfrance (screenplay), M.L. Stedman (novel)
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz
*information collected from IMDb

 

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The Choice

Breif Description: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.
Release date: February 5, 2016 (USA)
Director: Ross Katz
Story by: Nicholas Sparks
Writers: Bryan Sipe (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario
*information collected from IMDb

 

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The Jungle Book

Breif Description: An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
Release date: April 15, 2016 (USA)
Director: Jon Favreau
Screenplay: Justin Marks
Story by: Rudyard Kipling
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray
*information collected from IMDb

 

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How to Be Single

Breif Description: There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
Release date: February 12, 2016 (USA)
Director: Christian Ditter
Screenplay: Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox, Abby Kohn
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann
*information collected from IMDb

 

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The Lost City of Z

Breif Description: In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization–which he dubbed Z–existed. Then his expedition vanished. Written by Random House (NY)
Director: James Gray
Writers: David Grann (book), James Gray (screenplay)
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller
*information collected from IMDb

 

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The Legend of Tarzan

Breif Description: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Release Date: 1 July 2016 (USA)
Director: David Yates
Writers: Adam Cozad (screenplay), Craig Brewer (screenplay)
Stars: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz
*information collected from IMDb

 

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