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Thursday, June 4, 2009

From Book to Movie

Okay . . . there are tons of rumors going around about books that are being made into movies and what not, or whether or not a movie people have seen were books before. So i did a little research . . . and here's what i came up with:

Books that have been made into movies and will be released this summer:

in MAY 2009:
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (A/N: this is a terrible adaptation of the novel--do not see it)
in JUNE 2009:
  • Cheri by Colette
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

in JULY 2009:

  • Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

in AUGUST 2009:

  • Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
  • Taking Woodstock by Elliott Tiber
  • the Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Where the Wild Things Are will also be in theatres soon too.

Past Movies that You Have Probably Heard About--or seen--and Just Happen to be Books Too:

  • The Curious Case of Benjiman Button
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • He's Just Not That into You (yes, the rumors were true for this one. its a guide to understanding men. kinda funny)
  • Inkheart
  • Coraline
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Hotel for Dogs (i know, a bit surprising isnt it? i never knew this was a book)
Books whose film rights have been bought, are in pre-production, or are in the process of being fimed right now (in alphabetical order by title since most of these don't have release dates--if it has 'a' or 'the' before it, look for the first letter of the second word):

  • Airborn (Kenneth Oppel)
  • Airman (Eoin Colfer)
  • Alchemyst, The (Michael Scott)
  • Amulet of Samarkand, The (Jonathan Stroud)
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Louise Rennison)
  • An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)



  • Certain Slant of Light, A (Laura Whitcomb)
  • Chasing Vermeer (Blue Balliett)
  • City of the Beasts (Isabel Allende)
  • Cry of the Icemark, The (Stuart Hill)


  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)
  • Dragonfire (Donita K. Paul)
  • Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey)





  • Here Be Monsters (Alan Snow)
  • Here, There Be Dragons (James A. Owen)
  • Highest Tide, The (Jim Lynch)
  • Hobbit, The (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • House of the Scorpion, The (Nancy Farmer)
  • Hunger Games, The (Suzanne Collins)


  • Inkspell (Cornelia Funke)
  • Interworld (Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves)
  • If I Stay (Gayle Forman)


  • Killing Sea, The (Richard Lewis)
  • King Dork (Frank Portman)



  • Magyk (Angie Sage)
  • Marked (P.C. + Kristen Cast)
  • Maximum Ride (James Patterson)
  • Monster Blood Tattoo (D.M. Cornish)


  • Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (Rachel Cohn and David Levithan)
  • New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)







  • Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (Holly Black)
  • Varjak Paw (S.F. Said)


these are all of the titles i know for sure have been bought/are being made into movies! if you know of any, please comment or email me with the title and author, and i'll be sure to update the list! oh, and T.V. And Book Addict--you were right. Uglies's film rights have been bought. hope this clears some stuff up:)


simply nerdy book reviews said...

if you ask me, these movie producers are running out of ideas! lol

Brooke Reviews said...

Wow, I had no idea some of the rights had been bought for some of these. Very interesting, and some shocking haha

stargirlreads said...

Oooooh The Giver

simply nerdy book reviews said...

stargirlreads: i never read that. is it good?

Unknown said...

Awesome! I read a bunch of articles and such about the Uglies movie being made but Scott Westerfield's official site says nothing, then I found this one site where it said the trailer was fan made. It's all confusing so I wasn't completely sure.

simply nerdy book reviews said...

me too, but my sources tell me that the film rights HAVE been bought, but it is not for sure going to be made into a movie, at least not for a while

Briana said...

Holy Crap! There are SO many books! I've read some of them too, surprisingly lol! This is exciting :D

Bookworm said...

Wow! Thanks for the cool list. I can't wait to see a Sisters Grimm movie!!! And I LOVE this background, definitely keep it!!!

simply nerdy book reviews said...

B.A.M. Book Reviews: i know! i was really amazed by the amount of books!

Bookworm: all of my friends read the sisters grimm, but i never got around to it! i'm going to read them this summer (hopefully). and thanks about the layout comment--ive been sort of skittish when it comes to layouts:) lol


Bookworm said...

And ooh.....I can't wait to see the Uglies movie! Just read the was amazing! Also, the Percy Jackson cast is an all-star one.
Great list, I think that this should be an ongoing feature on your blog! Great research!

Briana said...

Hey, I just stole this and put it on my blog (mostly so I can look at it once a week) but I gave you credit for it. I seriously copied everything so if you want me to take down what you said, just let me know :)


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