There are so many books being made into films lately! It’s hard to keep on top of all the film adaptations that are out there, but I’ve managed to round up a few that you may already be familiar with the book versions. Some of these are currently in the theaters, and others are on their way. Let’s get started!
* The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory – This one is to open this Friday. It features Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson as the two Boleyn Girls and Eric Bana as King Henry VIII. (book) (trailer)
* The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black – This film comes recommended by my sister, who has now decided that she must read the books. Yes, books. I’m not sure how many of the series this film covers, but with Freddie Highmore playing the Grace twins, how far wrong can you go? (book) (trailer)
* Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss – Having seen the teaser trailer, I’m wondering about this one a little. Mind you, it’s been a while since I read the book. This one is animated, and due in theaters on 14 March. (book) (trailer)
* Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – Yes, that’s right, this popular teen vampire novel is headed for the big screen. It is currently being filmed and is due to appear in the US on 12 December. Robert Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, will be playing Edward. (book)
* The Giver by Lois Lowry – This book has been listed as being in pre-production for a couple of years now. The current release date is “2011.” I’m not sure if this one will ever make it to the big screen, but only time will tell. I’ll let you know as soon as I know more. (book)
* Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – This title is listed as being “Announced” which is generally the very beginning of the filming cycle. No cast has been listed yet, but the release date is still currently set for sometime in 2008. (book)
* The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo – This animated tale is currently in post-production, and is expected to appear in US theaters on 19 December 2008. The star-studded cast of voice actors include Emma Watson, Sigourney Weaver, and Dustin Hoffman. Hopefully a trailer will be forthcoming. (book)