2011 is going to be a GREAT year for book adaptations!
Here are a few that I am anticipating:
Water for Elephants based on the novel by Sara GruenWhen Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson), recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford. Source IMDB
Double dose of Pattinson for 2011
We all know that WFE will not be Pattinson's "hit" of the year... Breaking Dawn: Part 1 will be released this November. I think this movie gets enough hype so I don't feel the need to elaborate other than BRING IT ON Isle of Esmee!
Red Riding Hood
|Coming in March|
The Help based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett
|Emma Stone as Skeeter|
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Emma Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Viola Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly -- and unwillingly -- caught up in the changing times. Source: IMDB
I don't read comic books but I am a sucker for the movies!
Captain America: The First Avenger
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.
|Coming in July|
The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. Source: IMDB
|Coming in May|
And what's going on with...It seems like we get our hopes up when film rights are acquired and then we wait and wait and wait... so I am wondering what is the latest news on:
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Shiver by Maggie Stievfater
We would love any updates!