2016 will see a big number of novels being adapted to the big screen. We have mentioned in a previous post ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’, ‘How to be single’ and ‘The Choice’ (that are also based on books), but here are the four major books that you need to read before you watch their cinematic adaptation this year.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 2016)
Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp will reprise their roles as Alice and the Mad Hatter in this sequel to Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ which was adapted to the big screen in 2010. In the second story, Alice returns to Wonderland and goes back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Me Before You (June 2016)
The book written by Jojo Meyes tells the story of young Louisa who gets attached to Will, a paralyzed man she is employed to take care of. The adaptation unites ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke and ‘The Hunger Games’ star Sam Claflin, bringing together two of the biggest fandoms.
Girl On the Train (October 2016)
In this mystery thriller by Paula Hawkins, a troubled woman suffering from a divorce makes up stories about a couple she sees everyday while riding the train. Then, she witnesses something shocking and vows to uncover the truth about the ‘happy couple’. The film stars Emily Blunt and is directed by Tate Taylor.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 2016)
Harry Potter fans will be glad to know that the first prequel to the famous wizard series will be released this year. The first novel from the trilogy is about Newt Scamandar, portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, who wrote the textbook that Potter and his classmates would study decades later.