Saturday, November 22, 2014

From Books to Movies, Take 6

I haven't done a From Books to Movies post in awhile. There are a number of book to movie adaptations that I'm stoked to see, but for this post I'm going to limit it to a few of my current top favorites, and some I have my eye on, as many of which aren't even in the filming process yet. 

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

Book Description: After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Movie Description: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

Casting: ChloĆ« Grace Moretz as Cassie Sullivan, Nick Robinson as Ben Parrish, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maggie Siff as Lisa Sullivan, Liev Schreiber as Colonel Vosch, 
Directed By: J. Blakeson
Screenwriter: Susannah Grant
Expected Release: January, 2016 (MAN - that's a long time to wait!!!)

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Book Description: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. 

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
Movie Description: A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.

Casting: Bella Thorne as Madison, Mae Whitman as Bianca, Robbie Amell as Wesley
Directed By: Ari Sandel
Screenwriter: Josh Cagan
Expected Release: April 2015

Books-to-Movies I've got my Eye On:
These following titles are so new to being made into a movie that there isn't enough information yet to share or there isn't an official movie poster/trailer/etc... and I want to do them justice when I do feature them in my post. We'll call these teasers, as I will feature them again when more info is available.

While It Lasts (Sea Breeze #3) by Abbi Glines

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
No, that's not just some sexy man holding a copy of Ugly Love. But let's face it, I DID use this picture because he IS THAT sexy. This is actor/model Nick Bateman, who is rumored to be the lead in the film adaptation of Ugly Love, which was just optioned for a film. 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
That is one of the longest titles EVER. I didn't even have this on my TBR list, and to be honest I'm not sure I WANT to read it. However, the movie idea strikes me as funny, so I'll probably check it out. Check out this official screen shot:

What book-to-movie are you most excited to see? Share it with me! I may need to add it to my watch list!


  1. Amanda P. @ Of Specs and BooksNovember 22, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Ugly Love!!! I was freaking out when I saw that last night! Oh my gosh! I will go just because of him, even though that book is my favorite as well. He is just so stinkin' hot! :)

  2. This is an old one but About a Boy was a great book to movie adaptation and a great book. I thought it was one of the best adaptations.

  3. YAY for more books to movies! 2016??? Are you friggin kidding me? I guess the entire series should be published by then so that'll be kind of nice I guess. The DUFF, I'm not sure about that one. I enjoyed the book, but the movie looks pretty different. And I'm not sure about the casting either. But yeah, stoked about While It Lasts and Ugly Love!


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