Books To Movie Adaptations in 2016

Bestsellers such as Inferno, Me Before you, The Girl on the Train were adapted into movies this year.

The Queen of Katwe

2016-09-23
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An autobiographical book depicting the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess prodigy from Katwe who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads.


Author: Tim Crothers

Publish Year: 2012


Movie Director: Mira Nair

Actors: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga

The Girl On The Train

2016-10-07
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A psychological thriller, it revolves around an alcoholic divorcee, Rachel who on her routine train journey to work, begins watching from the train an attractive couple, Megan and Scott who live a few houses away from the tracks and unintentionally becomes involved in the missing person investigation when Megan goes missing.


Author: Paula Hawkins

Publish Year: 2015


Movie Director: Tate Taylor

Actors: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux and Luke Evans


A Monster Calls

2016-12-23
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A fantasy film, it revolves around Conor O'Malley is a young boy who tries to deal with the terminal illness of his mother and the attacks by local school bully Harry. One night, Conor encounters a "monster" in the form of a giant humanoid yew tree who has come to tell him stories and soon begins to help Conor fix his unhappy life.


Author: Patrick Ness

Publish Year: 2011

 

Movie Director: J. A. Bayona

Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson

Inferno

2016-10-28
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In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces - Dante's Inferno.


Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante's dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust ... before the world is irrevocably altered.


Author: Dan Brown

Publish Year: 2013

 

Movie Director: Ron Howard 

Actors: Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones   

American Pastoral

2016-10-28
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Set in post-war America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.


Author: Philip Roth

Publish Year: 1997

 

Movie Director: Ewan McGregor

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connolly

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

2016-11-11
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Billy Lynn is a 19-year-old Army specialist fighting in Iraq. After he and his comrades barely survive a tense battle that receives broad news coverage, they are celebrated as heroes and brought back home by the Department of Defense. In the United States, they go on a promotional tour across the country which ends in a spectacular halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game. There, Lynn recounts the tragic memories of the war and losing his sergeant in a firefight.


Author: Ben Fountain

Publish Year: 2012

 

Movie Director: Ang Lee

Actors: Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund and Vin Diesel   

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2016-11-18
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J. K. Rowling revisits the Harry Potter universe in this book about Newt Scamander, who "wrote" the textbook that Potter and his classmates would study.


Author: J. K. Rowling

Publish Year: 2001

 

Movie Director: David Yates

Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell and Catherine waterston

Tony & Susan (Nocturnal Animals)

2016-11-18
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A psychological thriller, it revolves around a writer, Edward who sends his ex-wife, an art gallery owner Susan, the new book, a violent thriller he's written, which has disturbing and sinister implications she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale for their former marriage. The movie based on the novel is being released as 'Nocturnal Animals'.


Author: Austin Wright

Publish Year: 1993

 

Movie Director: Tom Ford

Actors: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Isla Fisher

Silence

2016-12-23
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Set in 17th-century Japan, the book follows the story of Jesuits who are trying to bring Christianity into Japan.


Author: Shusaku Endo

Publish Year: 1966

 

Movie Director: Martin Scorsese

Actors: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

2016-09-30
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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.


Author: Ransom Riggs

Publish Year: 2011

 

Movie Director: Tim Burton

Actors: Eva Green, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson

 

Brain on Fire

2016-09-14
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An autobiography, Susannah Cahalan, a journalist at the New York Post, has serious health issues, including seizures and hearing voices. Over the following weeks her condition worsens and she quickly goes from violence to catatonia. After numerous misdiagnoses and a hospitalisation, a doctor gives her a diagnosis with the hope she can rebuild her life. One day Cahalan wakes up in the hospital with no memory at all of her previous month.


Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publish Year: 2012

 

Movie Director: Gerard Barrett

Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz


 

The BFG

2016-07-01
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A children's book, it revolves around a girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.


Author: Roald dahl

Publish Year: 1982

 

Movie Director: Steven Spielberg

Actors: Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

2016-07-08
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Real-life brothers Mike and Dave Stangle put out a Craigslist ad for wedding dates and the ad went viral; their experience with the ad and the subsequent search around the country is chronicled in their book.


Author: Mike and Dave Stangle

Publish Year: 2015

 

Movie Director: Jake Szymanski

Actors: Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine and Aubrey Plaza

Through the Looking Glass

2016-05-27
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A fantasy adventure film. Based on the characters created by Lewis Carroll and a sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. In the film, Alice comes across a magical looking glass that takes her back to Underland, where she finds that the Mad Hatter is acting madder than usual and wants to discover the truth about his family. Alice then travels through time (with the "Chronosphere"), comes across friends and enemies at different points of their lives, and embarks on a race to save the Hatter before time runs out.


Author: Lewis Carroll

Publish Year: 1871

 

Movie Director: James Bobin

Actors: Johnny Depp, Mia Masikowska and Anne Hathaway

 

Me Before You

2016-06-03
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In this love story, young Louisa forms a bond with Will, the paralyzed man she is employed to help.


Author: Jojo Moyes

Publish Year: 2012

 

Movie Director: Thea Sharrock

Actors: Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin

The 5th Wave

2016-06-04
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Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan struggles to survive in a world devastated by an alien invasion. A young adult, science fiction novel, it is the first installment in The 5th Wave trilogy. Critics have compared the book favorably to The Hunger Games and The Road and noted that it "should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.”   

 

Author: Rick Yancey

Publish Year: 2013

 

Movie Director: J Blakeson

Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, Ron Livingston, Nick Robinson and Liev Schreiber

 

The Taliban Shuffle (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)

2016-03-04
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The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a memoir by American international journalist Kim Barker about her experiences reporting in Pakistan and Afghanistan in early 2000. It was renamed as Whiskey Tango Foxtrot for the movie.

 

Author: Kim Barker

Publish Year: 2011

 

Movie Director: Glen Ficarra and John Requa

Actors: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie and Billy Bob Thornton

Allegiant

2016-03-18
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In the third installment of the Divergent series, Tris, Four, and her allies discover what's on the other side of the fence — and why. The book will be divided into two parts: 2016's Allegiant and 2017's Ascendent.

 

Author: Veronica Roth

Publish Year: 2013

 

Movie Director: Robert Schwentke

Actors: Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Jeff Daniels,

A Hologram for the King

2016-04-22
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A washed-up, desperate American salesman Alan Clay, travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract from the royal government for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert.

 

Author: Dave Eggers

Publish Year: 2012

 

Movie Director: Tom Tykwer

Actors: Tom Hanks, Alesander Black and Sarita Chaudhary

13 Hours

2016-01-15
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It is the true account of six soldiers and what they braved during 13 hours when the U.S. State Diplomatic Compound and a CIA station were attacked by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya after waves of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2012.


Author: Mitchell Zuckoff

Publish Year: 2014


Movie Director: Michael Bay

Actors: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber and Toby Stephens

The Finest Hours

2016-01-29
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The Finest Hours chronicles the true account of the 1952 United States Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton, after it split apart during a nor'easter off the New England coast.


Author: Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman

Publish Year: 2009


Movie Director: Craig Gillespie

Actors: Chris Pine and Casey Affleck

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

2016-02-05
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An extension of the classic Jane Austen novel, the story begins when a mysterious plague hits Meryton, where the dead are returning to life. Elizabeth Bennet is ready to wipe out the zombies, but becomes distracted by Mr. Darcy.


Author: Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Publish Year: 2009


Movie Director: Burr Steers

Actors: Lily James and Sam Riley

The Choice

2016-02-05
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Travis Parker is living his best life — hanging out with friends, playing water sports, travelling, and working a good job — but when Gabby Holland moves in next door, everything changes. Gabby herself is already in a relationship, but when she starts to have feelings for Travis, she must make a choice.


Author: Nicholas Spark

Publish Year: 2007


Movie Director: Rozz Katz

Actors: Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer

How to Be Single

2016-02-12
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The story follows Julie, a single thirty-something book publisher living in New York City. Julie is forced to plan a “single ladies” night after her friend is left by her husband, but Julie comes to realize that she is tired of the game and wants to find love. She quits her job and travels the world, finding romance and heartbreak, all while her friends back home are dealing with their own single struggles.


Author: Liz Tuccillo

Publish Year: 2008


Movie Director: Christian Ditter

Actors: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann 

The Jungle Book

2016-04-15
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An orphan boy named Mowgli is raised by a pack of wolves and befriends a bear named Baloo and a black panther named Bagheera. It’s a classic story and the talented cast of the film makes this a wildly anticipated live-action/CGI Disney release.


Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publish Year: 1894


Movie Director: Jon Favreau

Actors: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson

Nerve

2016-07-27
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Vee, a quiet junior in high school, decides to join NERVE, an online game of "truth or dare, without the truth", when she suspects her outgoing best friend and her crush are dating. Her entry, a coffee shop disaster, gains her a following, and she partners with Ian, an attractive junior from a different school with his own online following. The two perform riskier and more lucrative dares, gaining fame among the game's Watchers, until the stakes grow too high.


Author: Jeanne Ryan

Publish Year: 2012


Movie Director: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Actors: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Juliette Lewis

The Light Between Oceans

2016-09-02
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Australian Tom Sherbourne returns home after fighting in the western trenches of World War I in Europe. He and his wife, Isabel, move to an isolated lighthouse, where they remain for several years. While there they informally adopt a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat. When the child is two years old, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland on leave. There they discover that "there are other people in the world", and keeping the child "has devastated one of them.


Author: M.L. Stedman

Publish Year: 2012


Movie Director: Derek Cianfrance

Actors: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz