Every time I go to the movies these days that I see a trailer that prompts me to whisper to my friend (or on the odd occasion, stranger) next to me “That was a book first”. This possibly has gotten old very quickly, as it seems the number of movies that were originally books is never-ending! These are a few to keep your eye out for;
Starring the Queen of RomCom Julia Roberts and from the director of Running With Scissors Ryan Murphy comes the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best seller Eat, Pray, Love. Release date: 7th October.
One for the kids; Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series remains a wildly popular title for younger readers. Number one is coming in a movie in September so check out its very cool website here (there’s a trailer there) with your tween now.
The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second in Steig Larrson’s Millenium trilogy is also on its way. The first film was, according to this trailer, the most successful Nordic film of all time so is definitely worth a look in the interim. If you can handle subtitles and enjoy a decidedly un-Hollywood film, keep your eye out for number 2… and hop to it for foreign film bragging rights over your friends (wink).
I’m always a little hesitant about what makes a book suit the silver screen myself, but these days it seems to work more and more often. So whats you’re favourite book-turned-movie?