The Girl On The Train and other books turning into films
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This one is a definite tear-jerker. A young, brooding quadriplegic doesn’t care for his care assistant’s positivity. The two — you guessed it — fall in love but you’re in for a more grown-up romance. Proof comes in this month’s dramedy starring Emilia Clarke.
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Another round of online frenzy awaits Hawkins’ gripping debut when the movie starring Emily Blunt releases this October. The novel begins innocently with a woman observing a couple on her train rides, only to plunge into deep mystery.
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Tim Burton takes over the visual telling of this spooky fantasy in which a young boy chances upon a derelict orphanage. The ensuing mystery is built with odd children and creepy vintage photographs.
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The story of 10-year-old Sophie and her 24-foot-tall BFF gets a Spielberg translation this July.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Kung Fu Panda’s Mark Osborne directs the 3D version of a young boy’s adventures around the universe.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by JK Rowling
A-level fans won’t consider their box sets complete without this companion from the Potter universe. Magizoologist Newt Scamander (essential reading for first-year Hogwarts students) documents 85 magical species, and Harry’s copy comes with bonus scribbles. The movie version stars Eddie Redmayne.
Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Johnny Depp reprieves his role as the Mad Hatter as Alice returns to Tim Burton’s Wonderland this May.
Silence by Shūsaku Endō
In this grim meditation on faith, a young Jesuit from Portugal travels to 17-century Japan to find coverts being violently killed by locals. They promise to put an end to the brutality, as long as he desecrates an image of Christ. The historical drama’s screen adaptation comes from Martin Scorsese and stars Andrew Garfield.