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Look out for These Book to Movie Adaptations in 2016 ...

Neecey

Look out for These Book to Movie Adaptations in 2016 ...

I am always somewhat trepidatious when I hear that one of my favorite books is being made into a movie. Sometimes I enjoy them, sometimes, I can’t help but think I wish they’d left it alone. No matter – the anticipation is something I wouldn’t do without. Here are book to movie adaptations to watch in 2016.

1 Me before You

Based on a novel by JoJo Moyes, this is an emotional but surprisingly hilarious story about a young woman who takes on the job of caring for a paralyzed man. As their relationship grows, it gradually turns from professional to personal with plenty of highs and lows along the way.
Release: June 2016

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2 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

It has been way too long without a Harry Potter related cinematic release, and thank God that this year we finally get to see J.K. Rowling’s universe back on the big screen!
Release: November

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3 The BFG

The BFG is one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved stories, and I simply cannot wait until we get to see this updated version of the magical tale about a friendly giant.
Release: July

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4 The Girl on the Train

Based on Paula Hawkins' 2015 debut novel of the same name, this thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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5 The Jungle Book

Disney is pulling out all the stops with this updated version of the Rudyard Kipling story that they have been so famously linked with. The animation looks stunning! As the original is my fave ever Disney animation, I’m nervous!
Release: April

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6 A Hologram for the King

Based on a book by Dave Eggers, Tom Hanks stars as an American salesman who has to go on a financial seeking adventure to find the King of Saudi Arabia.
Release: May

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7 A Monster Calls

A movie based on an acclaimed book by Patrick Ness about a young boy who meets a strange monster while dealing with his mother’s terminal illness.
Release: October

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8 The Light between Oceans

Written by M.L. Stedman, this is classic weepy drama that will have you reaching for the tissues in no time.
Release: December

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9 Alice through the Looking Glass

It feels like ages since we were first treated to Tim Burton’s vision of Alice In Wonderland, and this year we get to see the much-anticipated sequel.
Release: May

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10 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This Tina Fey comedy is based on a memoir called The Taliban Shuffle by real life journalist Kim Barker about her time in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Release: April

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11 Silence

Based on the book by Shûsaku Endô, the movie is set in 17th century Japan and follows the story of Jesuits who are trying to bring Christianity to the country.
Release: November

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12 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

This looks to be a hilarious adaptation of a book by two real life brothers who went on a mission to find wedding dates via Craigslist!
Release: August

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13 The Circle

Eagerly awaited because it stars Emma Watson, Dave Eggers’ story of a woman in the corporate world is brought to the big screen.
Release: TBA

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14 The Legend of Tarzan

This classic tale by Edgar Rice Burroughs is receiving yet another big screen outing, this time starring Alexander Skarsgard in the title role.
Release: July

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15 The Lost City of Z

David Grann’s tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon is sure to be as captivating and mysterious as the jungle itself.

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16 Inferno

Tom Hanks reprises his role as Professor Robert Langdon in the fourth of Dan Brown’s novels about the symbologist.
Release: October

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17 Let It Snow

Sorry ladies, I can’t bring you any details yet as there’s not much known. What we do know however is that three interwoven holiday stories are sure to make a great movie – especially as the stories are by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.

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18 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton directs the adaptation of the YA novel by Ransom Riggs in which a teenager named Jacob explores the ruins of a strange house on an island near Wales, UK.
Release: September

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19 The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife" dramatizes a real-life story of heroism. Diane Ackerman’s telling of how people risked their lives to save people from the Nazis in WWII.
Release: TBD

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The following have already been released so be sure to catch up when you can.

20 The 5th Wave

Based on a novel by Rock Yancey about a teenage girl who has to fight for survival after a devastating alien invasion.
Release: Already in theaters

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21 The Choice

Another sure fire hit on the big screen for fans of Nicholas Sparks’ typical brand of romance.
Release: Just landed

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22 How to Be Single

Some of you may already have seen this recent release, but if you are a fan of Rebel Wilson or a fan of the original book by Liz Tuccillo then you need to catch up!
Release: Out

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23 Allegiant

This year sees the final installment of Veronica Roth’s amazingly popular young adult Divergent series, set in a world where teenagers have to pick a faction and stay with it for life.
Release: It’s already hit the movie theater – have you seen it yet?

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24 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

It’s hard to believe that this is a real thing, but the zombified version of Jane Austen’s story written by Seth Grahame-Smith looks to be a crazy and unique experience!
Release: Already in cinemas

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25 The Finest Hours

A gripping story about disaster at sea based on an account by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
Release: already in theaters

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Have you seen any of those already released? Which has been best so far? Which yet to be released book to movie adaptations are your most looking forward to?