Top Ten Tuesday: Book To Movie Adaptations I Am Looking Forward To


It’s Top Ten Tuesday!!! (originally created by The Broke and the Bookish) Compared to some of the last weeks we’ve had, this theme is actually pretty “easy” for me:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

I went with Book to Movie Adaptations I am looking forward to, because I don’t think I’ve missed 10 adaptations that have already been released. Okay, maybe I have, but I still like to concentrate on the future with this one. Again, I want to remind you that my lists are never really a ranking though. I am almost equally excited for all of these!

1. Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)

A cast that includes Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle and Matthew Lewis has me sitting in a movie theater in no time! I haven’t read the book yet, but I really, really, really want to because I think it seems to be right down my alley.

2. The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)

The book has been optioned a while ago and since then there were NO news whatsoever! It’s torture! I would love to see this book come to life, even though I think it might work better as TV show, simply because there can’t be enough circus. It’s so gorgeous and enchanting! They probably take so much time, because they want to do it right.


3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)

It’s being directed by Tim Burton and has a really interesting cast. I still can’t quite picture it, because the images in my head for the book characters are all confused and jumbled up in my head. Still, I am excited about this one!


4. Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard)

Another book that has been optioned. I loved reading Red Queen and even though we are still far away from knowing the conclusion to the series, I wouldn’t mind filling the gaps between the books with movies.


5. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

The movie is still categorized as “in development”, but everyone seems to love the book and I really want to read it. Jennifer Laurence is supposed to star as Rosie and I see that as a good sign as well.


6. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)

Rainbow Rowell wrote the script for Eleanor & Park, so I have high hopes of the movie being faithful to the book. It’s not my favourite book of hers, but I do believe it would be cool to watch. Also, maybe we will get a bit of a different conclusion than the one in the book? Maybe it will spark her interest in writing a sequel? One can always dream …

7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J. K. Rowling)

Does it need explaining? *sigh* Eddie Redmayne.



8. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

As much as I had problems with the book while reading it, I could really imagine it as a movie. I think the pacing would work better and Cline just has that certain way of telling a story that makes it seem like a film anyway.


9. The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)

I’ve already written a post about that particular book to movie adaptation (click here to read it and watch the Trailer!).

10. The Choice (Nicholas Sparks)

I have yet to miss a Sparks movie. ‘Nough said!

Honourable Mentions

What are some movies you are looking forward to? Are there some recent ones you have missed and would like to see? Post a link to your TTT below!

71 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book To Movie Adaptations I Am Looking Forward To

  1. Great choices 😀 I didn’t think about Red Queen, but I’m looking forward to this one, too! I’m not sure if they’ll end up doing it, but I’m very curious to see 🙂 and yay for Eleanor & Park, with another ending that would be…well, really great 😀
    I didn’t see all the Sparks’ movies, but I need to catch up on the ones I missed! I think I just need to watch The Longest Ride 🙂

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    • Thank you 🙂 I just checked out your post and I think we agree on a lot of the films!
      As for the Sparks movies, they are basically all working after the same principles and I kind of like that. I didn’t enjoy The Best of Me as a movie all that much, but also not as a book … I liked the Longest Ride though! (and it means something because I don’t like Britt Robertson.)

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      • I really love that, too, about the movies. Some people are bothered because it’s always the same story (I’ve heard that…) but I don’t think it is. It’s always a powerful and great story that I enjoy, THAT, I agree on 🙂 they’re just great movies to watch I think, as are the books to read 😀
        Aw really, Well I need to watch this movie as soon as I can, then! I know I can trust you on this 🙂

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  2. Unlike you I still have to watch a lot of Nicholas Sparks movie adaptations which is weird because I’ve read all books. I haven’t watched The Longest Ride and that’s a shame because it has Scott Eastwood.
    I never read The Rosie Project but it looks like they’re having some problems since Jennifer and the director dropped off the project

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    • Which other Sparks movies haven’t you watched? I really liked the Longest Ride, even though I am not a fan of Britt Robertson at all!
      I haven’t read the Rosie Project either, but I had no idea JLaw dropped out! That’s sad.

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      • I haven’t watched The Best of You, Nights in Rodanthe and I thought I haven’t watched Safe Haven and The Lucky One but I just remembered that they were both on tv a few months ago and I kind og saw them.
        It looks like she dropped because she wants to make Darren Aronofsky’s new movie and because she needs a break after all the work she had this year

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      • I am not a fan of the Best of Me! I didn’t particularly love the book and also not the movie. My mom wanted to see Nights in Rodanthe and we have it on DVD haha, also not one of my faves I believe. I quite like what they did for Safe Haven, giving it the element of a thriller. The Lucky One was okay I guess, but I liked the book better.
        Hmm … a Romantic Comedy seems like less work than some of the other stuff she has done, but okay. She probably knows best.

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      • She had a lot of work this year with X-men, Passenger and promote the last Hunger Games movie and from what I’ve read they wanted to start production right after The Hunger Games promo

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  3. Well, there are a couple of films based on famous manga and anime on the way, including Death Note, which I loved when I was a teen. I also am looking forward to a Vampire Lestat film based on Anne Rice’s books, and there are a couple of Stephen King adaptations on the way as well. And of course, I’d love to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when it comes out.


    • I would really like to see the Looking for Alaska movie happen as well! I think chances are really good, because it’s been optioned by the people who did Paper Towns and TFIOS.
      I haven’t read You Before Me either, but I really, really want to!

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  4. So many books I didn’t know were going to be movies! I don’t know if I want them as movies especially Red Queen and The Night Circus because I don’t want them to butcher them up! More contemporary books should be okay to be adapted though.

    I can’t wait to see Eddie as Newt Scamander *fangirls*

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  5. Steve Jobs by Aaron Sorkin, based on Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 by Danny Strong and Peter Craig based on Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    The Dressmaker by Jocelyn Moorhouse and P.J. Hogan based on The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

    Black Mass by Jez Butterworth and Mark Mallouk based on Black Mass: the True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill

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    • I heard mixed things about Black Mass. I wrote Mockingjay under honourable mentions and I think the new Jobs movie will be so much better than the one with Ashton Kutcher. For one, Aaron Sorkin is a genius and I love Michael Fassbender.
      I am divided about the Dressmaker though. I’ve seen the trailer, but I am not sure I want to watch the movie.

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