Books to Movies & TV — Upcoming Releases

By scheduled theatrical release date.


APRIL 16, 2014 

Movie Title: Heaven Is for Real

Director: Randall Wallace

Starring:  Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Best seller by Todd Burpo, (Thomas Nelson, 2010)


Heaven is for Real Tie-inHeaven is for Real Movie Edition: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
Thomas Nelson
March 4, 2014, Ship Date: February 13, 2014
9780849922077, 0849922070



MAY 2, 2014

Movie Title: Belle

Director: Amma Asante

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson

Based on: Actual Events

Tie-in is billed as “The True Story Behind the Movie”

BelleBelle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
Paula Byrne
Harper Perennia
On Sale Date: April 29, 2014
9780062310774, 0062310771
Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD / $18.50 CAD



MAY 2, 2014

Movie Title:  The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Director: Marc Webb

Starring: Andrew Garfield as  Peter Parker,  Emma Stone returns as Gwen Stacy and Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro.

Based on: Comic characters by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Official Web Site:


Spider-manThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 Junior Novel by Brittany Candau
April 1, 2014 9781423197584, 1423197585
$5.99 USD / $6.50 CAD

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Storybook
Disney/Marvel; April 1, 2014
9781423197577, 1423197577
$12.99 USD / $13.99 CAD

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Level 2 Reader Fully Charged: Level 2
Brittany Candau
April 1, 2014
9781423197546, 1423197542
Paperback / softback
$3.99 USD / $4.50 CAD

The Amazing Spider-Man: Behind the Scenes and Beyond the Web
Art Of series
March 11, 2014 9780785168171, 0785168176 $49.99

MAY 9, 2014 (in theaters and VOD)

Movie Title: Devil’s Knot

Director: Atom Egoyan

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, (S&S/Atria, 2002)

MAY 9, 2014

Movie Title: The Double

Director: Richard Ayoade

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Chris O’Dowd

Official site:

Based on: Novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky


MAY 9, 2014

Movie Title:  God’s Pocket

Director: John Slattery

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

Status: Shown at Sundance to good reviews

Based on: Novel by Pete Dexter, (1983)


MAY 9, 2014

Movie Title:  Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

Directors: Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre


Kelsey Grammer … Tin Man (voice)
Lea Michele … Dorothy (voice)
Patrick Stewart … Tugg (voice)
Hugh Dancy … Marshall Mallow (voice)
Dan Aykroyd … Scarecrow (voice)
Oliver Platt … Wiser the Owl (voice)
James Belushi … Lion (voice)
Martin Short … The Jester (voice)
Megan Hilty … China Princess (voice)
Betsy Roth … Glinda (voice)
Michael Krawic … Uncle Henry (voice)
Tacey Adams … Aunt Em (voice)

Based on: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Roger S. Baum (great-grandson of Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz)

Official Web Site:

MAY 9, 2014

Movie Title: Palo Alto

Director: Gia Coppola

Starring: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer

Based on: Short Story collection by James Franco (2010)

Palo A lotPalo Alto: Stories
James Franco
May 6, 2014
9781476778389, 1476778388
Trade paperback
$15.00 USD / $18.00 CAD   (US)

MAY 16, 2014

Movie Title: Million Dollar Arm

Director: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin

Official Web Site:

The following book, billed as “The True Story That Inspired The Feature Film,” is written by J.B. Bernstein, who is played by Jon Hamm in the movie.

Million Dollar ArmMillion Dollar Arm: Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game  
J. B. Bernstein
April 2014
S&S/Gallery Books
9781476765884, 147676588X

$16.00 USD / $18.99 CAD

MAY 23, 2014

Movie Title: Cold in July

Director: Jim Mickle

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard

Cold in JulyCold in July
Joe R. Lansdale, Jim Mickle (Foreword by)
Tachyon Publications
May 27, 2014
9781616961619, 1616961619 $14.95
Trade paperback
USD / $16.50 CAD
MAY 23, 2014

Movie Title: Tracks

Director: John Curran

Starring: Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver

Trailer: Yahoo Movies, 3/8/14

TracksTracks (Movie Tie-in Edition) : A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
Robyn Davidson
RH/Vintage On Sale Date: May 20, 2014
9781101872451, 1101872454
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$15.95 USD


MAY 23, 2014

Movie Title: X-Men: Days of Future Past



Official Web Site:

Based on:  Marvel Comics X-Men characters and  the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. More on Claremont in the L.A. Times.

9781423172130_0ae04World of Reading: X-Men Days of Future Past : Level 3
Thomas Macri
Disney/Marvel: April 22, 2014
9781423172130, 1423172132
Paperback / softback
$3.99 USD / $4.50 CAD


9780785189756_b38d9X-Men : Days of Future Past Prose Novel
Marvel: May 20, 2014
9780785189756, 0785189750
$24.99 USD / $27.99 CAD
MAY 30, 2014 (On Demand, 4/24)

Movie Title: Filth

Director: Jon S. Baird

Starring: James McAvoy

Official  Site:

Based on: Novel by Irvine Welsh
MAY 30, 2014

Movie Title: A Million Ways To Die In The West

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Starring:, Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris

Official Web Site:

Novel based on the screenplay, written by the director:

A Million Ways to Dine in the WestSeth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel 
On Sale Date: March 4, 2014

9780553391671, 0553391674

$23.00 USD / $26.95 CAD



JUN 6, 2014

Movie Title: Edge of Tomorrow (formerly, All You Need Is Kill)

Director: Doug Liman

Starring: Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

Trailer: Apple Trailers

Based on: Graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, 2004

Status:  Change in title announced at Comi-Con (Deadline, 7/20/13); Release date changed from March 7; to be the “summer tentpole”  (Entertainment Weekly, “Inside Movies,” 5/10/13)

Article on graphic novel — Motley Fool, 12/24/13

Edge of TomorrowEdge of Tomorrow: Movie Tie-in Edition
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
On Sale Date: April 29, 2014
20149781421560878, 1421560879
Paperback / softback$7.99 US / $9.99 Can.


Audio Tie-in:
April 29, 2014
9781442367876, 1442367873
S&S Audio
$14.99 USD / $16.99 CAD


JUN 6, 2014

Movie Title: The Fault in Our Stars



Based on: YA novel by John Green


Fault in Our Stars, MTIThe Fault in Our Stars (Movie Tie-in)
John Green
Penguin Young Readers, April 8, 2014
9780147513731, 0147513731
Trade paperback (US)
$12.99 USD / $14.99


Paperback of the original also being released, with jacket art adapted from the hardcover:

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
Penguin Young Readers, April 8, 2014,
9780142424179, 014242417X
Trade paperback (US)
$12.99 USD / $14.99

JUN 6, 2014

Series Title: Orange is the New Black; Netflix original series, 13 episodes

Produced by: Jenji Kohan (Weeds)

Starring: Taylor Schilling and Jason Biggs

Official Web Site: NetFlix

Based on: Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman (RH/Spiegel & Grau, 2010)


JUN 13, 2014

Movie Title: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Director: Dean DeBlois

Status: Full cast from the first movie are returning (Playlist, 2/15/10);

Based on: Series by Cressida Crowell

9781481419284_90559Toothless : A Dragon Hero’s Story
Erica David, Lane Garrison
Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014
9781481419284, 1481419285
Hardback / Picture book
$16.99 USD / $19.99 CAD



Dragon Race!
Cordelia Evans
Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014
9781481404747, 1481404741
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$6.99 USD / $7.99
Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2


9781481404341_bc13aA Tale of Dragons
Natalie Shaw, Fabio Laguna, Katrina Mae Hao
Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014
9781481404341, 1481404342
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$3.99 USD / $4.99
Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2


How to Train Your Dragon, Ready-to-ReadDragon Mountain Adventure: Ready-to-Read, Level 2
Judy Katschke, Charles Grosvenor, Justin Gerard
Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014
9781481404402, 1481404407
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$3.99 USD / $4.99 CAD
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2


9781481404853_54333All About the Dragons
Judy Katschke, Style Guide
Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014
9781481404853, 1481404857
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$3.99 USD / $4.99 CAD
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2


JUN 15, 2014

HBO Series Title: The Leftovers

Director: Peter Berg

Official site:


Justin Theroux – Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman — Laurie Garvey
Margaret Qualley — Garvey’s 16-yr-old daughter, Jill
Liv Tyler — Meg, friend of Garvey’s wife, Laurie
Christopher Eccleston — Matt Jamison, a reverend who, unable to believe that he was left behind, becomes a rapture denier and writes a newsletter revealing dark secrets about the Sudden Departed.

Based on: Novel by Tom Perrotta

The Leftovers (TV tie-in edition) by Tom Perrotta
Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin
May 6, 2014
9781250054227, 1250054222; $15.99


JULY 11, 2014

Movie Title: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director: Matt Reeves

Starring: Andy Serkis as Caesar, the leader of the apes, and Gary Oldman leader of the human resistance

Official Web Site:

Based on: Pierre Boulle novel La Planète des Singes

JULY 11, 2014

Movie Title: A Long Way Down

Director: Pascal Chaumeil

Starring: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Novel by Nick Hornby


A Long Way DownA Long Way Down (Movie Tie-In)
Nick Hornby
On Sale Date: May 6, 2014
9781594633560, 1594633568
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$16.00 USD / $18.00 CAD


JULY 25, 2014 (limited)

Movie Title: A Most Wanted Man

Director: Anton Corbijn

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Trailer: Yahoo

Based on: 2008 novel by John le Carre


A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre
September 16, 2014
9781476740140, 1476740143
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$16.00 USD

A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre, Roger Rees
S&S Audio; September 16, 2014
9781442369542, 144236954X
$39.99 USD

A Most Wanted Man
John le Carre, Roger Rees
S&S Audio; September 16, 2014
9781442369559, 1442369558
CD-Audio / MP3 format
$14.99 USD


JULY 25, 2014

Movie Title: Hercules

Director: Brett Ratner

Starring: Dwayne Johnson as Hercules.Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt

First Look:

Based on:  Steve Moore’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, (Radical Publishing)

AUG 1, 2014

Movie Title: Child of GodGuardians-Movie-Tie-ins

Director:  James Franco

Starring: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Scott Haze

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Novel by Cormac McCarthy


AUG 1, 2014

Movie Title: Guardians of the Galaxy

Director: James Gunn

Starring: Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

Based on: Marvel comics by Dan Abnett, Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Steve Englehart, Andy Lanning

Movie Tie-ins: See downloadable spreadsheet – Guardians-Movie-Tie-ins


AUG 8, 2014

Movie Title: The Hundred-Foot Journey


Status: Filming begins in southwest France with Helen Mirren starring, (, 10/8/13)

Based on: Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star restaurant in France

The Hundred-Foot Journey : A Novel
Richard C. Morais
S&S/Scribner; July 8, 2014
9781476765853, 1476765855
Paperback / softback
$15.00 US / $17.99 Can.
Fiction / General


AUG 15, 2014

Movie Title: The Giver

Director: Philip Noyce

Starring: Australian actor Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, a boy living in a colorless dystopian world; Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Jonas’s mentor (as well as one of the film’s producers); Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder of Jonas’s community; Katie Holmes as Jonas’s mother; Alexander Skarsgard as Jonas’s father; Cameron Monaghan as Jonas’s best friend Asher; and Odeye Rush as Jonas’s friend and love interest Fiona. Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes also in cast.

Based on: YA novel by Lois Lowry

Official Facebook page:



The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition
Lois Lowry
HMH; July 1, 2014
Hardback, $17.99
9780544430785, 0544430786
Trade paperback, $9.99
9780544340688, 054434068X

Audio tie-in
The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition
Lois Lowry, Ron Rifkin
Listening Library, July 8, 2014
CD-Audio; $29.95
9780553397109, 0553397109


AUG. 22, 2014

Movie Title: If I Stay

Director: R.J. Cutler

Starring: Choe Moretz as Mia; Jamie Blackley (Snow White And The Huntsman, The Fifth Estate ) as Adam, the male lead;  Mirella Enos as Kat, Mia’s mother; Joshua Leonard as Denny Hall, Mia’s father; Stacy Keach as Gramps

Status: Production begins in Vancouver, B.C. (set photos,, 10/28;, 10/31).

Based on: YA novel by Gayle Forman


AUG. 22, 2014

Movie Title: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin and Chris Meloni

Based on: A Dame to Kill For from Frank Miller’s comics series, Sin City, Dark Horse

Sin CitySin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
by Frank Miller
Illus. by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

On Sale Date: July 8, 2014

9781616552398, 1616552395

$25.00 US / $27.50 Can.


AUG. 22, 2014

Movie Title: When the Game Stands Tall

Director: Thomas Carter

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis

Based on: When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football’s Longest Winning Streak, by Neil Hayes, (North Atlantic/Frog Books, 2003)

When the Game Stands Tall, Movie Tie-In Edition: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football’s Longest Winning Streak
Neil Hayes, John Madden
North Atlantic Books
On Sale Date: July 29, 2014
9781583948057, 1583948058
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$18.95 USD / $22.50 CAD

AUG. 29, 2014

Movie Title: One Chance

Director: David Frankel

Starring: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters

Trailer: YouTube

Based On: One Chance: A Memoir, Paul Potts

9781602862289One Chance : A Memoir, Paul Potts, Weinstein Books — paperback

One Chance : A Memoir, Paul Potts, Recorded Books — audio


AUG. 29, 2014

Movie Title: Life of Crime

Director: Daniel Schechter

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey (aka, Mos Def), John Hawkes, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher

Based on: Novel Switch by Elmore Leonard

SEPT 1, 2014

Movie Title: Dark Places

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

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

Based on: Novel by Gillian Flynn (2009)

Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Gillian Flynn
RH/Broadway Books
On Sale Date: May 20, 2014
9780553418484, 0553418483
Paperback / softback
$15.00 US / $18.00 Can.
Audio: RH Audio

SEPT 5, 2014

Movie Title: Addicted

Director: Bille Woodruff

Starring: Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tyson Beckford and Tasha Smith.

Based on: Novel by Zane

Zane’s Addicted : A Novel
S&S/Atria; August 26, 2014
9781476748047, 1476748047
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$15.00 USD / $18.00 CAD


SEPT 12, 2014

Movie Title: This Is Where I Leave You

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne and Kathryn Hahn

Status: Release date announced (Variety, 11/26/13)

Based on: This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper (Penguin/Dutton, 2009

This Is Where I Leave You (Movie Tie-in)
Jonathan Tropper
Penguin/Plume; On Sale Date: July 29, 2014
9780142181713, 0142181714
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$16.00 USD / $18.00 CAD

SEPT 19, 2014, Limited

Movie Title: The Drop (formerly Animal Rescue)

Director: Michaël R. Roskam

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Frecheville, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz and the late James Gandolfini.

Based on: Short story Animal Rescue by Dennis Lehane in the collection Boston Noir, edited by Lehane (Akashic, 2009)


SEPT 19, 2014

Movie Title: The Maze Runner

Director: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangste

Status: Filming wrapped; Facebook page has updates

Based on: First book in sci-fi trilogy by James Dashner (RH/Delacorte Young Readers, 2009)

The tie-in has been announced (no cover yet)

The Maze Runner
James Dashner
RH/Delacorte On Sale Date: August 5, 2014
Trade paperback;  9780385385206, 038538520X
$9.99 USD / $10.99 CAD


SEPT 19, 2014

Movie Title: A Walk Among Tombstones

Director: Scott Frank

Starring: Liam Neeson as a former NYPD officer who is hired by a drug dealer (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) to find his kidnapped wife in New York City.

Based on: Novel by Lawrence Block, published in 1002 by HarperCollins/Morrow — now available as an ebook through Telemachus Press

Audio Tie-in:
A Walk Among the Tombstones
Mark Hammer, Lawrence Block
Recorded Books; September 15, 2014
9781470377304, 1470377306
$102.75 USD


SEPT 26, 2014

Movie Title: The Boxtrolls

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Starring: Voices of Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette

Official Web Site:

Based on: Alan Snow ‘s children’s book, Here Be Monsters! (The Ratbridge Chronicles), Atheneum, 2007
The Boxtrolls: A Novel
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Hachette/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
On Sale Date: August 19, 2014
9780316332644, 031633264X
$16.00 USD / $18.00 CAD


OCT 3, 2014

Movie Title: Gone Girl

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Ben Affleck (Nick), Rosamund Pike (Amy), Tyler Perry (Tanner Bolt, Nick’s attorney), Neil Patrick Harris (Desi Collings, Amy’s former boyfriend), Carrie Coon (Nick’s twin sister),   Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit (detectives investigating Amy’s disappearance); Emily Ratajkowski added to cast as Andie, a beautiful college student Nick Dunne has an affair with (EOnline; 9/17/13)

Based on: Mega best seller by Gillian Flynn (2012)


Gone Girl (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Gillian Flynn
RH/Broadway; August 26, 2014
9780553418361, 055341836X
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$15.00 USD / $18.00 CAD

Gone Girl (Mass Market Movie Tie-In Edition)
Gillian Flynn
RH/Broadway; August 26, 2014
9780553418354, 0553418351
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

Gone Girl (Audio Tie-In Edition)
Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
RH Audio
On Sale Date: August 26, 2014
9780553398380, 0553398385
$40.00 USD / $46.00 CAD

OCT 10, 2014

Movie Title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Starirng: Dylan Minnette as Alexander, Steve Carrell as his father, Jennifer Garner as his mother, Ed Oxenbould as his older brother, and Kerris Dorsey as his sister.

Based on: Book by Judith Viorst, Atheneum, 1972

OCT 10, 2014 (limited, to expand the following two weekends)

Movie Title: Kill the Messenger


Starirng: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeremy Renner, Michael Sheen

First Look: Thompson on Hollywood, 3/5/14

Based on:  Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb, by Nick Schou, (Nation Books, 2006); Revised edition to be released 9/30/14, 9781568584713 an  in audio on 9/15, Recorded Books

OCT 17, 2014

Movie Title: The Best of Me

Director: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato

Based on: Novel by Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks
Hachette/Grand Central; On Sale Date: August 26, 2014
9781455556557, 1455556556
Paperback / softback
$15.00 USD / $17.00 CAD

The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks
Hachette/Grand Central; On Sale Date: August 26, 2014
9781455556564, 1455556564
Mass market (rack) paperback
$8.00 USD / $9.00 CAD

The Best of Me
Sean Pratt, Nicholas Sparks
Hachette Audio; August 26, 2014
9781478900719, 1478900717
$20.00 USD / $22.00 CAD


OCT 17, 2014

Movie Title: Dracula Untold

Director: Gary Shore

Starring:  Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper

Based on: Characters from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

NOV 21, 2014

Movie Title: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Director: Francis Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence … Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson …Peeta Mellark
Sam Claflin … Finnick Odair

Based on: final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
NOV 26, 2014

Movie Title: Home

Director: Tim Johnson

Voices of: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin

Based on: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, (Disney-Hyperion)

DEC 12, 2014

Movie Title: Inherent Vice

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Katherine Waterston, Jena Malone , and Timothy Simons

Based on: Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 detective novel (Penguin Press)

Inherent Vice (Movie Tie-in)
Thomas Pynchon
Penguin; October 28, 2014
9780143126850, 0143126857
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$16.00 USD / $18.00 CAD

DEC 12, 2014

Movie Title: Paddington


Live adaptation starring Colin Firth as the voice of the CGI-generated Paddington, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.

Official Movie Site:

Inspired by: the children’s book series by Michael Bond.

PaddingtonThe Paddington Bear series began in 1958 with A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. It will be reissued in July by HarperCollins with illustrations by R.W. Alley (Peggy Fortnum illustrated the original books) and the shortened movie title of simply Paddington. The movie tie-in arrives on Nov. 4.


DEC 17, 2014

Movie Title: The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett

Official Site:

Based on: Novel by J.R.R. Tolkien


DEC. 19, 2014

Movie Title: Annie

Director: Will Gluck

Starring:  Quvenzhane Wallis

Based on: the comic book “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray

DEC 25, 2014

Movie Title: Unbroken

Director: Angelina Jolie

Status: Preview shown on NBC during Winter Olympics, 2/16/14

Official Web Site:

Based on: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Paperback Reprint:

Unbroken PbkUnbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
9780812974492, 0812974492
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$16.00 USD / $19.00 CAD


JAN. 6, 2015

Movie Title: Frankenstein

Director: Paul McGuigan

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay

Status: Release date moved from Oct., 2014 to January (ComingSoon, 10/15/13)

Based on: Novel by Mary Shelley

FEB 6, 2015

Movie Title: The Seventh Son

Director: Sergey Bodrov

Starring: Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges

Trailer: YouTube

Status: Release date has been changed several times; new release date announced 11/27/12 (Variety), which raises red flags for some about that it is being shelved (HitFix, 11/27/13)

Based on: Revenge of the Witch, Joseph Delaney, Greenwillow, 2005; first in the Last Apprentice series.

The Last Apprentice: Seventh SonThe Last Apprentice: Seventh Son

Joseph Delaney


9780062209702, 0062209701

$9.99 US / $10.99 Can.


FEB. 13, 2015

Movie Title: Fifty Shades of Grey

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Status: Filming has begun in Vancouver (Instagram “Action” photo by E.L. James, 12/1/13); may be two versions, one R rated, followed by a more explicit NC-17 (Daily Mail, 12/1/13)

Based on: First book in erotic trilogy by E.L. James


MARCH 6, 2015

Movie Title: The Secret Service

Director: Matthew Vaughn (The Guardian, 3/28/13)

Stars: Lady Gaga, Samuel L. Jackson, Taylor Swift

Based on: Comic by Mark Millar


MARCH 13, 2015

Movie Title: Cinderella

Format: Live action

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Lily James (Cinderella), Helena Bonham Carter (fairy godmother), Cate Blanchett (wicked stepmother), Richard Madden

Based on: Fairytale


MARCH 13, 2015

Movie Title: Heart of the Sea

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw

Based on: Nathaniel Philbrick‘s In The Heart of the Sea


MARCH 20, 2015

Movie Title: Insurgent

Director: Robert Schwentke

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Theo James

Based on: Second in Veronica Roth’b YA Divergent series


April 3, 2015

Movie Title: The Longest Ride

Based on: Novel by Nicholas Sparks

Note: Date was changed from Valentine’s Day, to stay away from Fifty Shades of Grey,  (The Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/14)


MAY 1, 2015

Movie Title: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Status:  Announced at Comic-Con (Deadline, 7/20/13)

Based on: Marvel comics


MAY 15, 2015

 Movie Title: Pitch Perfect, 2

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Starring: Elizabeth Banks (rumored), Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow (rumored)

Based on: 2008 nonfiction book of the same title by GQ editor, Mickey Rapkin,


JULY 17, 2015

Movie Title: Ant-Man

Director: Edgar Wright

Based on: Comic by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber


JULY 31, 2015

Movie Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Director: Tim Burton

Based on: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)


OCT. 9, 2015

Movie Title: The Jungle Book

Status: Jon Favreau in talks to direct live action movie by Disney (The Hollywood Reporter, 11/5/13); Warner also has one in the works, which Ron Howard is in talks to direct, (The Hollywood Reporter, 2/14/14).

Based on: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, 1894


NOV. 20, 2015

Movie Title: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Director: Francis Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence … Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson …Peeta Mellark
Sam Claflin … Finnick Odair

Based on: final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Dec. 18, 2015

Movie Title: Inferno

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks

Based on: Novel by Dan Brown


Dec. 25, 2015

Movie Title: Live By Night

Director: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck

Based on: Novel by Dennis Lehane


MARCH 23, 2016

Movie Title: Goosebumps

Director: Rob Letterman

Stars: Dylan Minnette as a teenager who moves to a small town in Maryland and discovers that his next-door neighbor is the writer Stine (Jack Black).

Status: Release date set (L. A. Times, 2/27/14

Based on: Series by R.L. Stine


JULY 1, 2016

Movie Title: Tarzan (working title)

Director: David Yates

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard (Tarzan), Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie (Jane) and Christoph Waltz

Status: Live-action 3D movie in pre-production; title not yet set (The Hollywood Reporter, 2/11/14)

Based on: Book by Edgar Rice Burroughs