September 21, 2007

More Books to Movies…

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:26 pm by librarygirl

Here is a list of the newest books being adapted for the big screen according to Cinematical.com

Marley & Me

By John Grogan

Lone Survivor

By Marcus Luttrell

The Game

By Neil Strauss

The Grays

By Whitley Strieber

All of these books are available in the library so come check one out today!

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A Thousand Splendid Suns to burn up the big screen

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:22 pm by librarygirl

While the movie version of the extremely popular novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is still yet to be released. The rights to the authors second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, have just been snatched up. According to Cinematical.com Steven Zaillian will write and direct the film. You can read more about this story here.

Have you read the book; any good actors come to mind to play in the film? Leave us a comment and tell us your opinion.

August 31, 2007

The Time Traveler’s Wife — the movie

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:04 pm by librarygirl

If you haven’t heard yet, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is being adapted for the big screen. Now this is one book that just might make an excellent movie. It’s the story of a librarian who has the unfortunate ability to move through time without any notice or control over when or where he goes. As you can imagine this causes him no end of trouble. The book is incredibly moving and at times extremely dark. I am eager to see what Hollywood can do with the story.

Have you read the book? Do you think it would make a good movie?

August 10, 2007

The Dangerous Book for Boys — a Disney film

Posted in Books to Movies at 8:08 pm by librarygirl

The Dangerous Book for Boys has been topping the New York Times Bestseller List for weeks now. And it has apparently caught the attention of the Disney powerhouse. According to Cinematical.com it is another book that is in the works to become a movie. If you haven’t heard of the book (you can find a copy at the library) it’s a “manual-0f-sorts” for boys. It gives tips and advice on everything from building a treehouse to dealing with girls.

The book is very entertaining and I highly recommend you at least glance at it; though once again I am having a hard time imagining it as a movie. If anyone has any ideas on how this book could be translated into a movie…drop me a line.

He’s Just Not That Into You — the movie??

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:56 pm by librarygirl

He’s Just Not That in to Into You, the book that was made famous by the television show Sex and the City, is now going to be a major motion picture. According to Cinematical.com the actress Jennifer Connelly has been tapped to play in the film. Though I haven’t read the book, from what I understand, it’s a type of “self-help” book on dating. So how is an instructional book supposed to translate into a movie? If anyone can explain that to me I would love to hear from you. But no matter what I think it should be an interesting film. I look forward to watching it.

Have an opinion on the book, tell us about it…

August 3, 2007

Daniel Silva’s The Messenger – the movie

Posted in Books to Movies at 7:50 pm by librarygirl

Well, Hollywood is at it again. According to Cinematical.com Universal has just bought the rights to Daniel Silva’s entire spy series. The first movie in the works is based on a later books in the series titled The Messenger. I have not personally read any of the books by Silva so I can’t give my opinion, but in general I would think starting a series in the middle is not such a good idea.

Have any of you read The Messenger or any of Silva’s books? How do you think it will do as a movie? Do you think starting in the middle of the series is a good or bad idea?

July 11, 2007

Water for Elephants – the movie

Posted in Books to Movies at 9:32 pm by librarygirl

According to Cinematical.com, the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is being adapted into a movie. The book which was on the New York Time’s Bestseller List is a Depression-era story about a young man in the circus. I haven’t personally read the book so I can’t give my opinion on how good it will be as a movie.

Have any of you read it? Do you think it will make a good movie?