There are lots of books are making their way to the big screen in the upcoming year. Here’s ten of ‘em (*WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS*):
1. The Hobbit (The Hobbit was divided into two films, Desolation of Smaug is the second part. Check out the first part, An Unexpected Journey, on DVD.)
Release Date: December 13, 2013 (just a few days away!)
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman
Summary: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
2. The Wolf of Wall Street
Release Date: December 25, 2013
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Summary: Follows the rise and fall of investor, Jordan Belfort. A classic tale of greed and excess on Wall Street.
3. Vampire Academy
Release Date: February 14, 2014
Starring: Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson
Summary: Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.
Release Date: March 21, 2014
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Summary: In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
5. The Fault in Our Stars
Release Date: June 6, 2014
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
6. The Giver
Release Date: August 15, 2014
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård , Taylor Swift
Summary: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
7. The Maze Runner
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Starring: Will Poulter, Dylan O’Brien
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
Release Date: Horns made its Canadian debut back in September, but is scheduled for a US theatrical release sometime in 2014.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple
Summary: After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Perrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.
Release Date: 2014
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
Summary: The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains - but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man…
10. If I Stay
Release Date: 2014
Starring: Chloe Grace Mertz, Mireille Enos
Summary: While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Note: All summaries are from our catalog records.