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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

'Goosebumps' movie filming now, starring Jack Black

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.

Movie Title: The Longest Ride Based on: Novel by Nicholas Sparks Release date: April, 3, 2015

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.)

First book in erotic trilogy by E.L. James. A literature student Anastasia Steele meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey. December, 2014.

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

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

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S. J. Watson makes his powerful debutwith this compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller, reminiscent of Shutter Island and Memento, in which an amnesiac who,following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form new memories, desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is--and who she can trust. Starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

Cheryl Strayed took an 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in order to deal with her catastrophic past. This honest memoir is filled with suspense and humor, a journey worth the read. Reese Witherspoon takes on the role of Strayed and she’ll probably be her usual charming self.

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.

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Starring: Charlize Theron (Libby Davis), Nicholas Hoult (Lyle), Christina Hendricks (Libby’s murdered mother, Patty), Corey Stoll, Chole Moetz (Diondra, Ben’s love interest). .

Gillian Flynn’s dramatic thriller about Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), whose disappearance on her fifth wedding anniversary implicates her husband (Ben Affleck). Nov.

Grab the tissues for this take on John Green’s funny, philosophical, and bittersweet romance between Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), two teens who fall in love in spite of an oxygen tank, a prosthetic leg, and cancer diagnoses. (June) youtu.be/9ItBvH5J6ss

Rising star Shailene Woodley plays Tris Prior, a teen who hides her true nature in a future world where people are divided into factions based on their personalities.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Clafin, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Francis Lawrence return from “Catching Fire” to follow reluctant icon Katniss Everdeen into rebellion against the Capitol. Audiobook.

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.

Adapted from Richelle Mead’s best-selling series about the hidden boarding school for mortal, peaceful vampires and their half-human, half-vampire guardians.