Recently, it’s become popular for Hollywood to produce movies that were adapted from books. I think it’s always been popular to do so, but in the last few years it’s become increasingly popular to do so. Some of the movies are well done and capture the essence of the books exactly, others don’t even come close to touching what has been written in the original book at all.
Regardless of you’re attitude towards creating movies from beloved books, I think adapted movies from books are here to stay. Here are some movies coming out or have come out in 2016 that were originally books. Feel free to comment about these and others that you’ve heard about and whether or not you’re looking foreword to seeing it!
- The BFG (Roald Dahl)
- Me Before You (JoJo Moyes)
- The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J.K. Rowling)
- The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)
- Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
- Allegient (Veronica Roth)
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Jane Austen/Seth Graham-Smith)
- American Pastoral (Phillip Roth)
- 13 Hours (Mitchell Zuckoff)
- How to Be Single (Liz Tucillo)
- Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Caroll)
- Tarzan of the Apes (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
- Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Mike and Dave Stangle)
- A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)
- Inferno (Dan Brown)
- The Choice (Nicholas Sparks)
- The Finest Hours (Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman)
- Silence (Shūsaku Endō)
This list couldn’t have been made without a little bit of research on various sites such as Buzzfeed, Goodreads, Popsugar, and others. Some I knew were coming out while others I didn’t know were coming out until I looked out.
Are there anymore books that are being turned into movies in 2016? Let me know in the comments down below!