September 11, 2012

The Local Cinema: Soon to be a Book Lover's Paradise

 Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham

While summer blockbusters typically leave us cold, we're always ready to cozy up to fall and winter's more intellectual, Oscar-worthy fare. The upcoming releases include a spate of book-to-film adaptations, and here's a list of what's coming soon:

Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (Joe Wright directs Keira Knightley and Jude Law) watch trailer

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (Mike Newell directs Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes) watch trailer

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (Tom Twyker and the Wachowski siblings direct Tom Hanks and Halle Berry) watch trailer

Orson Scott Card's scifi Ender's Game  (Gavin Hood directs Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Abigail Breslin)

Beautiful Creatures, an adaptation of the first book in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bestselling YA fantasy series, the Caster Chronicles (Richard LaGravanese directs Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, and Jeremy Irons)

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon directs Amy Acker and Nathan Fillion)

Salmon Rushdie's Midnight's Children (Deepa Mehta directs Satya Babha and Shriya Saran) watch trailer

Lloyd Jone's Mr. Pip (Andrew Adamson directs Hugh Laurie and Eka Darville)

Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky directs Emma Watson and Paul Rudd) watch trailer

de Laclos' Dangerous Liaisons (Jin-ho Hur directs Ziyi Zhang and Dong-gun Jang) watch trailer

Matthew Quick's Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell directs Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper) watch trailer

Jack Kerouac's On The Road (Walter Salles directs Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund) watch trailer

Yann Martel's Life Of Pi (Ang Lee directs Suraj Sharma and Gerard Depardieu) watch trailer

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (Peter Jackson directs Benedict Cumberbatch and Elijah Wood) watch trailer

1 comment:

  1. Whoops! ... And I totally forgot Victor Hugo's Les Miserables!