From Page to Film
In which "I've read the book that the film is based on":
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien - this is my absolute favorite Tolkien read and besides it's still Peter Jackson who'll do the film so I know he'll do it right and it'll be good.
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Anything Hunger Games excites me. (If Twilight has Twihards and Harry Potter has Potterheads who do you call The Hunger Games Fans, I wonder.) And Finnick, one of my favorite characters in Hunger Games will finally make an appearance in this one.
3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel - I think it's one of those books that seems hard to make into a movie but Ang Lee did it and the trailer look absolutely breathtaking.
4. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - I think the TMI series is an exciting paranormal fantasy type of YA read that has garnered a lot of following, perhaps of the Twilight level so I am definitely curious of how the movie turns out.
5. Percy Jackson: A Sea of Monsters - I wasn't entirely happy about how much The Lightning Thief deviated from the book but I was consoled by the screen shots of Logan Lerman. But I do hope they'll try to stick to the book this time around.
In which "I haven't read the book in which the film is based on":
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky - This seems like a nice coming of age story and it stars Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. Two young gorgeous human beings.
2. World War Z by Max Brooks - anything zombie related is always a fun scary treat.
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney - I always find Wimpy Kid movies hilarious. Greg and Rowley are a funny pair.
4. The Classics - I hardly read classics because it makes my brain bleed but if ever I acquire an e-reader, in which I can get classics for free, then I'll probably try my very best to read at least one, a year, maybe. :D Anyhow, I am still pretty excited about the movie adaptations of these classics because well aside from the fact that they are great stories, I kind of wanna ogle the movie stars involved.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - Watched the old movie adaptation of this one, really great. Now, I want to see how the big names like Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe can top Uma Thurman, Liam Neeson, and Geoffrey Rush.
- Annakarenina by Leo Tolstoy - It's Keira Knightly, one of the queens of book to movie adaptations She did great in Pride and Prejudice and Atonement.
- The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald - I am a fan of Carey Mulligan and it doesn't hurt that Leonardo DiCaprio is in it too
How about you? What book to movie adaptations are you most excited about?