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It seems like there are more books being made into films all the time. Here are a few more book adaptation projects on the horizon.

The Thirteenth Hour by Richard Doetsch, which isn’t even coming out until December 2009, is a time travel thriller. It is currently “in development” with a release date sometime in 2011.

They’re calling it “the next Twilight.” Beastly, by Alex Flinn, tells the story of Beauty and the Beast from a more modern context, and from the Beast’s point of view. The Beast, in this case, being a Manhattan Private school student. The film is currently in pre-production and due out in 2010.

Alex Proyas (Dark City) has stated his interest in bringing Robert Heinlein’s The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag to the big screen. The director was surprised to discover, upon re-reading the book for the first time in twenty years, how much it has influenced his work. The film is currently listed as “in development” with a stated release date in 2011.

What else is Alex Proyas up to? Well, he’s working on adapting John Christopher’s Tripods books into films. “The Tripods” will be the film adaptation of The White Mountains, the first book in the trilogy. He hopes to make all three books into films, but the first will be shot independently, just in case that isn’t possible. “The Tripods” is currently listed as “in development” and has a stated release date of 2012.

Chris Gall’s book, Dinotrux, is coming out in April, and already DreamWorks has optioned it for the purposes of making an animated film. The IMDB does not yet have a listing for the project, so if you would like more information check out this article over on SciFiWire.

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