Books to Read before the Movie Comes out in 2016
The Hunger Games films may have taken its bow as yet another memorable book-to-film adaptation last year, but this year, a lot of new films based on novels are set for release. Here are some to get you started on that reading list.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (JK Rowling)
JK Rowling invites us back to the wizarding world with the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Based on a Hogwarts textbook, the film will take us back to New York in the 1920s as Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) accidentally lets loose a case full of magical creatures.
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Following the success of the first two movies, Allegiant, based on the final book of Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy Divergent, continues the story of Tris Prior, finally free of a factioned society. The final book has also been split into two movies, the second part of which is called Ascendant and set to be released next year.
- Inferno by Dan Brown
Tom Hanks returns to the world of Robert Langdon through Dan Brown’s Inferno. In the book, he wakes up with no idea of the past 36 hours, including the artifact hidden in his belongings. After being chased by an assassin, he and his doctor flee Florence and unlock codes tied to a brilliant scientist who is obsessed with the Inferno.
- Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter once again in this sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Alice is taken to a whimsical reversed world by a mirror on her mantel. She eventually finds herself a pawn in a game of chess with Humpty Dumpty and Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
In an apocalyptic twist of the classic romance, the town of Meryton is struck with a mysterious disease that causes the dead to come back to life. Elizabeth Bennet is ready to take down zombies but is distracted by a love affair with Mr. Darcy.
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