Rather than posting just reviews and discussions about book adaptations, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about which book to movie adaptations I am looking forward to. There are a bunch of them, so there are probably going to be several parts to this post. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you look at it), there are a tonne of books that are currently in the process of being adapted, whether the rights have only just been sold, or if the movie is in post-production. I’m very much looking forward to their release, and being able to talk about them with you all!
#1- The Maze Runner
My reason for this is probably obvious to most of you. Aside from the fact that The Maze Runner is one of the first books that I ever reviewed both on my blog and on my Youtube channel (four years ago!), I am an enormous fan of Dylan O’Brien. I think the range that he shows on Teen Wolf is pretty impressive for someone with no prior acting experience, and I am sure that he’s going to be a huge star one day. He’s brilliant! And also very easy on the eyes.
#2- Sharp Objects
I read Sharp Objects a couple of months ago and it is one of the creepiest non-horror books I have ever read. It’s dark and very disturbing, and I’m curious to see how they adapt it into a TV movie, especially due to the graphic content. I am also looking forward to Gone Girl but I haven’t read that book yet so can’t include it here.
#3- The DUFF
The DUFF is one of my all time favourite books, and I didn’t even know that the movie rights had been sold until Kody posted some movie news. I’m extremely excited for this one because I love a good teen movie, and this story has such a great message. Mae Whitman, aka the woman who voices Katara from Avatar, has been cast as the lead character, Bianca, and I think she is going to do an amazing job with it.
#4- The Fifth Wave
Admittedly, I am not a fan of the cast of this movie. I have no idea who the two guys are, and Chloe “YA doesn’t deal with big issues” Moretz is playing the lead character. I can’t stand Moretz’s acting (seriously, someone wipe Carrie from my memory) and I hate that she continues to be cast in YA adaptations when, according to her, Young Adult books are pathetic and all about love triangles. That said, I really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to seeing another alien science fiction on the big screen. I’m not expecting it to top Star Trek or Star Wars or the like, but I hope it’s at least entertaining.
#5- Mockingjay, Part 1
“If we burn you burn with us.” FUCK YEAH. I have been trying not to think about Mockingjay’s release because it’s still so far away, but I can’t wait to see how this book plays out on the big screen. I’m a bit nervous about where it’s going to leave off; obviously there is going to be a cliffhanger but what is that cliffhanger going to be? Finnick? Peeta? If it’s Finnick then I will break down because I’m so not ready.
Over to you! Are you looking forward to any of these adaptations? Do you have any reservations? And, most importantly, which scenes or relationships are you most excited to see?