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eBook to Movie: Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations of 2014 and Beyond

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Stephen Spielberg is set to direct a live-action movie based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 picture book, The BFG, (Macmillan/FSG YR), about a girl named Sophie who is captured by a big friendly giant (presciently, Dahl came up with the shorthand title years before social media). Filming is expected to begin in early 2015, with release planned in 2016. Audio only at www.ebtpl.org

On fire since the success of HBO‘s True Detective this year, director Cary Fukunaga has lined up his next project.Fukunaga will adapt and helm a big-screen version of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo for Sony. It's the Pulitzer-winning 2012 biography written by Tom Reiss that chronicles the life and adventures of French Revolution-era General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.

Production has begun on the long-gestating Nick Nolte/Robert Redford adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir, which recounts his misadventures as he attempts to hike the Appalachian Trail, despite “years of waddlesome sloth” with his old pal Katz, a man even more ill-prepared for the effort than he is.

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Title: Live By Night Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck Based on: Novel by Dennis Lehane

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 who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar.

Raised in chaos, forced to perform in their parents' "strange and memorable art," Annie and Buster have grown into confused and damaged adults whose lives come crashing down. With nowhere to go, sister and brother make their way home, where they discover that Caleb and Camille are planning their magnum opus-whether the kids agree to participate or not. With Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman. (Sept.)

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay. Release date: January, 2015.

Metro Net Online Lending Library - Frankenstein

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Soon to be a vampire horror FX Channel series. A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll) and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors.

Joseph Hillstrom King (aka Joe Hill) is Stephen King's son and his 2010 supernatural thriller "Horns" has been adapted for the screen with Daniel Radcliffe starring in the lead role. Ignatius wakes with a thunderous hangover... and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look--a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. ..

Heaven is for Real is based on the #1 New York Times best-seller and tells the true story of a small-town father (played by Greg Kinnear) whose son claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience

Metro Net Online Lending Library - Heaven is for Real

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In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... This story is about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make - and the ultimate choice Mia makes.

Metro Net Online Lending Library - If I Stay

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Jeff Bridges plays the title character who, in a society without suffering, pain, differences, or choice, bestows on a sixteen-year-old boy the truth about the real world.