Books that are heading for the big screen

Apparently there are a whole lot of books that are going to come out as movies in 2016. I mean, nineteen? Are there always that many book-based movies that come out in a given year? I am the last person to ask about movie trends, but that seems like a ton to me.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Huh. I glanced at that when it came out, but honestly, I didn’t really think the conceit could carry a whole book. I read about a chapter. It might make a fun movie, though.

Another Tarzan remake. Well, whatever.

Ms Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a pretty good book — I liked it better before we started to find out The Truth. Some stories are like that; you like wondering what the heck is going on better than finding out. I bet it makes a good movie, though.

I’ve never read The 5th Wave, but I have to say, the movie sound like just my kind of thing.

Look at this cast for this live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book: Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Neel Sethi. Frankly, this is the one that sounds like a must-see to me! I loved The Jungle Books as a kid and read them over and over.

To my mind, though, none of this is as exciting as the BBC adaptation of China Mieville’s The City and the City.

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  1. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies may be an okay movie, but the marketing is SUPER annoying. “Finally a feminist version of Jane Austen!” grrr argh, etc.

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