Coming soon to the big screen

All these books will be having movie adaptations coming out in 2013 or 2014. See how the books stack up against the films.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks – Its the zombie apocalypse, but instead of following a band of survivors, see the world unravel on a large-scale, truly global level.
Film details: Release date: June 21, 2013. Dir. byMarc Forster, starring Brad Pitt

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald – A seminal work of American literature about a millionaire’s tragic attempt to win a girl. Gatsby is that rare breed of character that is simultaneously relatable and an awful person. One of my personal favorites.
Film details: Release date: May 10, 2013. Dir. by Baz Luhrman, starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card – A sci-fi classic about a very gifted boy sent to train at an advanced military academy.
Film details: Release date: November 1, 2013. Dir. by Gavin Hood, starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins – The second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss and Petra try to readjust to life in District 12, only to be thrust back into the spotlight.
Film details: Release date: November 22, 2013. Dir. by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence

The Jack Ryan Series, by Tom Clancy – The 8 Jack Ryan books, written by Tom Clancy over almost 20 years, follow his life, from his on again, off again relationship with the CIA til his eventual involvement at the highest levels of government. A must read for any fan of spy thrillers. We have a few of them in the library, but if you want to start at the beginning, pick up The Hunt for Red October.
Film details: Release date: December 25, 2013. Dir. by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightly

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn – Currently number 8 on the New York Times Bestseller list, this book has been blowing readers away since it came out almost a year ago. Get it from us or be #488 in line for it through Multnomah County, your choice.
Film details: Release date: 2014, Dir. by David Fincher, casting TBA

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls – The memoir of a woman who survived a truly dysfunctional family, and has come to accept and love them anyway.
Film details: Not many details have been confirmed yet. It is set to be out in 2014, and is rumored to be starring Jennifer Lawrence.

The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis – The next (#6) in the classic Chronicle’s of Narnia fantasy series, although it can easily be read out of order as it serves as a prequel to the series. An incredibly short read.
Film details: Not much announced, other than a Summer/Fall 2014 release

This is only a small list of adaptations coming in the next few years. Which ones are you excited about?

-Dennis

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