Page to screen in 2015
It’s going to be another bumper year for movies based on books.
I’ve already seen more than enough written about the film adaptation of E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey, released on Valentine’s Day, so let’s move on…
Another new YA series begins with Seventh Son, based on The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney.
And if you loved the haunting feel of YA title Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, you’ll be pleased to know the adaptation, due for release late in 2015, has been directed by the master of modern Gothic, Tim Burton.
There is a lot of interest in a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – probably because Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will play the doctor’s misshapen assistant Igor.
Another classic set for a 2015 revival is Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. Actress Carey Mulligan will star as the troubled Bathsheba Everdene, adding to her list of classic characters she has portrayed: she has also been Kitty Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.
One that I’m really looking forward to is the adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s magnificent The Dressmaker with Kate Winslet as femme fatale Tilly and Judy Davis as her crusty old mum, Molly Dunnage.
What else should you be reading before the movie comes out later this year? How about:
- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes,
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith,
- The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman,
- Room by Emma Donoghue,
- The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, and
- Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín.
Anything else you’re looking forward to? Tell us in the comments.