Every bibliophile knows that the book is always better than the movie adaptation when Hollywood tries to cash in on the success. But luckily sometimes, the producers and screenwriters get it just right.
With only four months left to this year, there are still some notable movies that were based on novels. Here are the top 5 movies that I’m ecstatic to see (and pray won’t become a disaster).
Following a family tragedy, Jacob travels to an island off the coast of Wales. He finds what seems to be the ruins of an orphanage. As he explores what is left of the building, he starts to feel that there must be a hidden story to the place, a reason why the children were placed in such a remote location. Though the island has been deserted for years, there is a presence as if the children were still there…and alive.
In theatres: September 30, 2016
The lives of three men and three women are intertwined through marriage and betrayal in this psychological thriller. Rachel travels by commuter train everyday where she fantasises about the perfect couple that she sees as it stops every morning by their cottage. They appear to be living a happy life that Rachel wished she had with her ex-husband until one day, the woman suddenly goes missing. As the police investigates, Rachel is drawn more and more into the couple’s lives and somehow becomes the prime suspect for the woman’s disappearance.
In theatres: October 7, 2016
Newt Scamander attends the Magical Congress when dangerous creatures from his briefcase accidentally escape into our world. As he tries to correct the mistake, threats from the New Salem Philanthropic Society, whose mission is to eradicate the wizard-kind, is being felt as tension and violence rise between magical and non-magical peoples.
In theatres: November 18, 2016
Professor Robert Langdon is tangled in another mysterious adventure. He awakens in an Italian hospital, unable to remember the past thirsty-six hours. He discovers a macabre object hidden in his belongings while an assassin is on his trail. As he tries to escape, he also discovers that the myth of Dante’s Inferno is not just a story but a prophecy to something disastrous.
In theatres: October 28, 2016
Conor O’Malley, a young boy victim of bullying, has to face the terminal illness of his beloved mother. Unable to cope during her treatments at the hospital, he has nightmares of a monster every single night until the day it finally became real. The tree-like creature is different from his nightmares and becomes a friend helping him find happiness again.
In theatres: December 23, 2016
There are more movies based on novels but these ones are the ones I look most forward to. Which movie adaptation are you most excited about?