Movies and TV series coming out January to June 2013, that I'm looking forward to either reading the books on which they are based or watching the movies (or both).
Based on: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Release Date: Feb 1, 2013
Summary: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Links: Movie Trailer on IMDb | Amazon | Goodreads
Since I've already read (and re-read) the book, I'm excited to watch the movie and see if it's just as good.
Based on: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Magaret Stohl
Release Date: Feb 14, 2013
Summary: Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations.
Links: Movie Trailer on IMDb | Book reviews on Goodreads | Amazon
I'm currently reading the book, and loving it so far.
Based on: The Host, Stephenie Meyer
Release Date: March 29, 2013
Summary: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.
Links: Movie Trailer on IMDb | Goodreads | Amazon
The movie sounds a bit cheesy so I'm hoping the book is better.
Game of Thrones, Season 3
Based on: A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin
Release Date: March 31, 2013
Summary: Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken.
Links: HBO | Amazon | Goodreads
This is a bit of a cheat since it's a TV series, but I CANNOT WAIT!
World War Z
Based On: World War Z, Max Brooks
Release Date: June 21, 2013
Summary: A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
Links: Movie Trailer on IMDb | Amazon| Goodreads)
This doesn't sound like an exact interpretation of the book, which I've already read, but I usually don't mind that, as long as the essence remains the same.
Do you cringe at the thought of your favorite books being adapted to movies? Or are you excited to see how it's interpreted?