Some of my favourite adaptations are:
- The Diary of Anne Frank (TV - shown on BBC, 2009)
- Ballet Shoes (TV, starring Emma Watson on ITV, 2009)
- Pride and Prejudice - Both the old 1995 Colin Firth one (mmm) and the Keira Knightly one. Both rock my socks. (god, I can't believe I just wrote that)
- LAST, but not least. The Devil Wears Prada. I watched, then read. And I have always loved this film. It just makes me laugh out loud so much and Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep are all amazing in it.
Anyway. There are many book adaptations that are in the pipeline this year so here is your guide to when your favourite books get turned into movies this year. Also, books that are turning into movies/TV but not being released in 2011 are at the bottom! :)
Remember these are the UK dates as I live in England and can only access these dates. These were all found on the Internet and through my own knowledge.
I've seen this - it is amazing and so deserves all the awards it's up for and won
- Never Let Me Go (Starring Keira Knightly, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield)
This is on my must-see list.
- Brighton Rock (starring Helen Mirren, Sam Riley)
- I Am Number Four (starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant)
- True Grit (starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges)
4th - The Tempest (starring Felicity Jones, Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, David Strathairn)
hang on....Russell Brand???
25th - The Eagle (starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Douglas Henshall)
15th - Red Riding Hood (starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez)
29th - Thor (starring Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard)
6th - Something Borrowed (starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin)
9th - Jane Eyre (starring Mia Wasikkowska, Jamie Bell, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench)
14th - The Three Musketeers (starring Logan Lerman, Matthew MacFadyen, Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich)
26th - The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn (starring Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost)
18th - Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part I (starring Robert Pattinson, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart)
Yes guys, those hating fans of Twilight (like me) will have to endure two more movies from the one novel. Great. (Grrrrr)
26th - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard)
*NOTE* this is a re-make of the one out already but in English. The other one was in Swedish.
31st - The Hobbit (starring Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman)
- Mildred Pierce (starring Kate Winslet) - TV series
- Uglies by Scott Westerfield - no cast reported yet
- Winnie the Pooh re-make
- Hunger Games
- If I Stay