During my usual morning break, I skimmed a couple news sites and then on a whim, decided to search for what books are currently being optioned for the big screen – or little screen. I was surprised by some of the ones I found.
From the website, Optioned, I found out the following:
Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle will be a mini-series on FX. This was posted in November 2015. Link here. I searched this and there are a lot of other articles regarding this. This is also on my list to read this year, so perfect timing!
In september 2015, it was posted that Jospeh Heller’s Catch-22 will get a TV adaptation as well. Link here. Same thing as above, more than one article reporting this. Perfect timing for this too since I recently read it.
Also in November 2015, it was posted that there will be a live adaptation of The Little Mermaid, where Chloe Grace Moretz will be Ariel. Link here.
There is actually a second live action Little Mermaid set to be released this year, starring Rosie Mac. IMDB link here. These two movies are sure to be great, I can’t wait!
This one I heard a few months ago, but The Circle by Dave Eggers is set to be adapted for a movie with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks starring. Link here. This novel is actually on my TBR list; I’ll have to make sure to read it before the movie, as always.
I found these from novelheartbeat.com. This post was posted May 2015. Some of these I know about, but still as excited now as I was when I first heard about them. Links go to the IMDB page.
Graceling – I read this book a couple years ago and really liked it. However, I did not know that it has been optioned for a movie. I hope it does, I think it would be good.
A Great and Terrible Beauty – I read this series so many years ago and I immediately wanted to know if it was going to ever be a movie or series. I’m pretty sure this has been in development for more than a year, let’s hope it happens!
Looking For Alaska – This was actually the first and only book I’ve read by John Green and loved it! I read it years ago, but it’s still exciting that it’s set to come out in 2017.
The Night Circus – This is on my TBR list and it’s still in development according to IMBD. The premise sounds like it would be interesting, both book and movie.
Shadow and Bone – I still have to finish this series, but it’ll be an interesting movie for sure! I just hope they don’t do the split the last book into two movies thing, especially if they don’t really have to.
Ready Player One – I think I’m most excited about this one. The movie is coming out either next year or 2018. Either way, I cannot wait!
Oh, and let’s not forget the live action Beauty and the Beast!
I know there are many more, but I didn’t want to overload this post.
So tell me, which ones are you the most excited about – on and off this list? Which book or series do you hope will make it to the screen that isn’t planned yet?
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