Author: Sherry Helms
Here is a list of 7 books that are picked to be adapted into major motion pictures in 2013, offering you a chance to read them before they hit the big screen in coming months of this year. Take a look:
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks – It is evident from the past record that the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novels always enlarges the size of his fandom. This romantic epic is the story of a mysterious young woman with a dark past who arrives in a small town in North Carolina with single-minded to keep from any new relationship. But despite her best efforts, she finds herself in the catch of love and consequently, of her dark past again. February 8, 2013, is set to be the release date for Safe Haven.
Carrie by Stephen King - This groundbreaking horror story by Stephen King follows a mistreated high school student, Carrie White, who has telekinetic powers that nudges her towards vicious need for revenge, leading her to punish her tormentors. One of King’s most shocking tales, this becomes a classic horror work of fiction. The first movie adaptation of this King’s debut novel came out in 1976 and is considered as a classic. Now, its remake is set to be hit movie theatres on March 15, 2013.
The Host by Stephenie Meyer – Earth has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Wanderer, the invading “soul” who occupies Melanie’s body, finds its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. As Melanie dreams and thinks of the man she still loves, her host falls in love with him too. Soon Wanderer and Melanie, reluctant allies, set off to search for the man they both love Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature involving only two bodies, “The Host” will not disappoint “Twilight” fandom. The film adaptation of The Host, going to release on March 29, 2013, would definitively be a good treat for Twilight fans.
World War Z by Max Brooks - The up and coming monster is the zombie, and this science-fiction novel has covered this nemesis of human civilization in quite a broad ways. The last Zombie War almost wiped out humanity, but Max Brooks is on a mission to take down first-hand experiences of the survivors on every corner of the globe. Set many years later, this book chronicles the tales of individuals who survived the battle and the aftermath that followed. It’s movie adaptation is decided to be released on June 21, 2013.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – When Clary Fray heads out for a night at Pandemonium Club in New York City, she never expected to witness a murder, even less so one committed by three teenagers sporting strange tattoos and weapons she’s never seen before. But when she calls the Police, the body vanishes and she isn’t sure whether to trust what she saw. After her first encounter with a group she later learns are called Shadowhunters, Clary assumes she’ll never see them again and that is until her mother disappears all of sudden, and now she needs answers. This fantasy fiction is going to hit the big screen on August 23, 2013.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. We can see this unusual island of Guernsey on the big screen as the renowned director Kenneth Branagh is to release the film adaptation of this historical novel this year, though no release date has been set yet.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole – This is the story of a brazen, befuddled antihero, Ignatius J. Reilly who is the involuntarily entertaining, completely mislead, yet strangely likable, adult student still living in his mother’s home in New Orleans. While searching for a job, Reilly encounters with a number of mishaps that brings him into contact with strippers, philanderers, and other comedic characters. That is when he learns about the imbecility of people, and ponders his greatest achievement, “The Journal of a Working Boy.” This Pulitzer Prize winning literary fiction is going to become a motion picture this year but its release date is yet to be decided.