The book is always better, but movie adaptations can be pretty darn good too. Here are five upcoming films based on books we’re really looking forward to…
5. Alice Through the Looking Glass
The fact that Lewis Carrol wrote two Alice books was a gift to Disney after Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was a box office smash. Now, after six years, Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska and the rest of the Wonderland (sorry, “Underland”) gang are back. Going by the trailer, fans of the first movie will love it. Through the Looking Glass comes out 27th May.
4. The BFG
Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl? That’s most of our childhoods in a nutshell! Yup, the beloved director is helming this adaptation of Dahl’s classic children’s novel about a big friendly… you know. The BFG looks set to combine state-of-the art technology with good, old-fashioned magical storytelling. It arrives in cinemas on July 1st.
3. A Monster Calls
We love Patrick Ness here at Fandom Factory, so we’re really looking forward to this movie version of his terrific novel A Monster Calls, which he has scripted himself. Starring the dulcet tones of Liam Neeson as the titular monster, the book is a moving and engrossing fantasy tale – so hopefully the movie will follow suit. It comes a-calling October 14th.
2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs’ photonovel is often described as “Tim Burton’s X-Men”, so it is only fitting that the Master of the Macabre is taking hold of this adaptation of Miss Peregrine, which follows a bunch of kids with kooky powers. The trailer certainly looks visually strong, but let’s hope it also keeps the heart of the novel. This one is delivered to cinemas on Christmas Day.
1. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
This is the one every Potterhead the world over is waiting for. JK Rowling herself has taken the basic premise of her encyclopedia of magical creatures and turned it into a new Wizarding World movie, which will see Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander getting caught up in a creature-filled adventure in New York. You can line up to see this on November 18th.
Are you excited for these adaptations? Let us know in the comments…