Saturday, January 5, 2013

Books On Film | 2013 Adaptations

Let's ring in the new year with a list of 13 books that have adaptations scheduled to be released in 2013.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arteton, is a twist on the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. The movie will feature Hansel and Gretel as adult witch bounty hunters.



Beautiful Creatures will star Emma Ronsom, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Viola Davis. The YA book of the same title explores the love between two teens in South Carolina with a psychic connection and a secret.  


Warm Bodies, starring Nicholaus Holt and Teresa Palmer, is based on a post-apocalyptic YA tale of the same title (link+) about a zombie named R who falls in love with a human.

There's already one classic adaptation of this book. The newest, called Oz: The Great and Powerful (James Franco and Michelle Williams), will be a prequel inspired by the book. It will follow the man who becomes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on his first journey into the land that L. Frank Baum created

The fourth movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby will star Leonardo Dicaprio. The book follows Jay Gatsby on his journey through 1920s America and the perils of love. For a full review of The Great Gatsby as well as a view of the movie trailer, visit this Book Bucketlist post.

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The newest Iron Man film, Iron Man 3, will feature The Mandarin as it's villain and some sort of homage to the Iron Patriot. The Mandarin originally appeared in a 1964 issue of Iron Man. Iron Patriot appeared in the Dark Avengers [link+] comic. He was Norman Osborne of Spiderman fame (the Green Goblin) in a new suit and up to no good. The version of Iron Patriot which will appear in Iron Man 3 seems to played by Rhodes (War Machine), so who knows how closely they will stick to the story.

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The new Superman reboot film starring Henry Cavill, Man of Steel, is titled after the six-series comic collection from 1986 which rebooted the Superman origin story. 
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World War Z will star Brad Pitt. The book is written as a collection of first person stories released by the UN Postwar Commission ten years after the Zombie Wars. It's is a sequel to The Zombie Survival Guide

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. It follows the adventures of a teenage girl who becomes involved in the world of demon-hunters. More involved then she even realizes.

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Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters is the second book in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & The Olympians series. Teenage demi-god Percy and friends have to save their satyr friend from the clutches of the Cyclops Polyphemus.

Be on the lookout for the movie trailer! If you want to read the whole series, start at the beginning with The Lightning Thief.

Ender's Game will star Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, and Asa Butterfield. The movie is based on a science fiction novel set in the future where children are recruited by the government to train to fight an alien enemy.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the sequel to The Hunger Games. The book is set in a post-nuclear America in which the country is divided into 12 districts. The districts send two tributes each year to fight in the annual Hunger Games.

The second book follows Katniss and Peeta as they return home as winners of  the 74th Hunger Games. 


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second of three Hobbit movies to be released. The book follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins on his journey out of The Shire, where he has a much bigger adventure than he bargained for. The Hobbit is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings series. To read more about The Lord of The Rings universe visit this Book Bucklist post.

Movie Information: IMDB
Release Date Source: Movie Insider 
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