There are so many amazing movies coming out this year, and many of them are published books! Here are 5 great novels that are soon to hit the big screen this year. Now you know and can get a jump start on your reading list. Trust us, you’ll want to read these first. Click on each title below to see the trailer for these upcoming films.
In Theaters: March 18, 2016
Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Jeff Daniels.
Veronica Roth’s brave finale captures the spirit of her Dauntless heroine. Insurgent concluded with an old recording from Edith Prior–an ancestor of Tris discovered in those final pages–saying that once Divergents are in abundance, it will be time for the five factions to be released from their isolated lives in Chicago, out into the unknown world to rebuild it.
Tris and Tobias alternate as narrators in this final installment, and their respective world views and choices often splinter the peace between them. They agree, however, that they must leave the city and go beyond the fence where all the divisions fall away for a chance at a better life. Others wish to leave, too, but out of fear want to maintain the established factions; they call themselves the Allegiant.
The transformations these characters have undertaken since Divergent have prepared them for war, but many surprises await them on the battlefield.
In Theaters: July 1, 2016
Directed by Steven Spielberg! Starring Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, and Bill Hader.
The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants rather than the BFG she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
In Theaters: October 7, 2016
Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Emily Blunt, Lisa Kudrow, and Luke Evans!
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
In Theaters: November 18, 2016
Directed by David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Colin Farrell.
Straight from the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a book of magical creatures that no Harry Potter fan should be without!
A copy of FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the dollars and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.
In Theaters: December 25, 2016
Directed by Tim Burton! Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, and Ella Purnell.
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.