Books to Movies & TV — Upcoming Releases

By scheduled theatrical release date.

Movies that were released in 2014 are listed here.


JULY 24, 2014

Movie Title: The Congress

Director: Ari Folman

Starring: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm

Based on:  The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy by Stanislaw Lem (HMH/Mariner)


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

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: Behaving Badly

Director:  Tim Garrick

Starring: Selena Gomez, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Browde, Ric, WHILE I’M DEAD… FEED THE DOG, (HarperCollint, 2000)


AUG 1, 2014 (limited)

Movie Title: Child of God

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 of the Galaxy Tie-ins


AUG 7, 2014

TV Movie Title: Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs, (Lifetime)

Director: Gabriel Range

Starring: Tony Goldwyn as Jeffs

Based on: Singular, Stephen, When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult Of Fear, And The Women Who Fought Back, (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, 2008)


AUG 8, 2014

Movie Title: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Director: Lasse Hallström

Starring: Helen Mirren, Rohan Chand, Charlotte Le Bon

Based on: Richard C. Morais novel about what happens when an Indian restaurant opens across the street from a  traditional French, Michelin-star restaurant in South West France.


The Hundred Foot Journey

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.

AUG 8, 2014

TV Series Title: Outlander

Official Web Site:

Official Facebook Page:

Based on: Diana Gabaldon’s best selling Outlander Series



Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition)
Diana Gabaldon
RH/Bantam: July 1, 2014
9780553393705, 0553393707
Trade paperback (US)
$18.00 USD

Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition)
Diana Gabaldon
RH/Dell: July 1, 2014
9780553393699, 0553393693
Mass market (rack) paperback
$9.99 USD


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

Based on: YA novel by Gayle Forman


If I Stay

If I Stay Movie Tie-In
Gayle Forman
Penguin/Speak July 8, 2014
9780147514530, 0147514533
Trade paperback (US)
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD


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 City

Sin 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 23, 2014

BBC America Series Title: The Intruders

Series Exec: Glen Morgan

Official Web Site:

Starring: John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain

Based on: Michael Marshall Smith’s novel of the same title


AUG. 27, 2014 (Wednesday before Labor Day weekend)

Movie Title: November Man

Director: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Olga Kurylenko, Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey

Based on: Bill Granger novel There Are No Spies


The November Man

The November Man
Bill Granger
Hachette/Grand Central: July 29, 2014
9781455558759, 1455558753
Mass market (rack) paperback
$8.00 USD / $9.00 CAD

Other titles in the November Man series are also being released as e-Books.

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


One 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 The Switch by Elmore Leonard, HarperCollins/Morrow


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 12, 2014


Movie Title: Before I Go To Sleep

Director: Rowan Joffe

Starring: Mark Strong, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth

Based on:  Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper, 2011)

Before I Go to Sleep tie-in : A Novel
S. J. Watson
Harper Paperbacks
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
9780062353887, 0062353888
Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD / $18.50 CAD


SEPT 12, 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

Official Web Site:

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

Tie-in — based on both the screenplay developed from the short story, Animal Rescue:


The Drop
Dennis Lehane
HarperCollins/Morrow, September 2, 2014
9780062365576, 0062365576
$24.99 USD / $24.99 CAD

The Drop
Dennis Lehane
HarperCollins/Morrow, September 2, 2014
9780062365446, 0062365444
Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD / $18.50 CAD

The Drop CD
Dennis Lehane, Jim Frangione
HarperAudio, August 19, 2014
9780062369352, 0062369350
$39.99 USD / $49.50 CAD


SEPT 19, 2014

Movie Title: Hector and the Search for Happiness

Director: Peter Chelsom

Starring:  Simon Pegg, (Hector), Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer. Desiree Zurowski, and Jakob Davies.

Trailer; YouTube, 2/7/14

Based on: French best seller, Le Voyage d’Hector ou la recherche du bonheur by Francois Lelord; published here as Hector and the Search for Happiness (Penguin USA, 2010)


Hector and the Search for Happiness : A Novel (Movie Tie-in)
Francois Lelord
Penguin; August 27, 2014
Trade paperback (US)
$14.00 USD / $16.00 CAD

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

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

Maze Runner Tie-in

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

Hardcover: 9780553511536, 055351153X
$17.99 USD / $20.99 CAD


Inside the Maze Runner

Inside the Maze Runner: The Guide to the Glade
RH/Delacorte Books for Young Readers
August 5, 2014
9780553511086, 0553511084
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

SEPT 19, 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

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

Movie Title: A Walk Among The 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.

Official Web Site:

Based on: Novel by Lawrence Block, published in 2002 by HarperCollins/Morrow



A Walk Among the Tombstones (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Lawrence Block
Hard Case Crime; August 26, 2014
Mass market paperback
9781783295623, 1783295627
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

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:

Status: Comic-Con Panel, 7/26/14, to feature Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Elle Fanning; producer and lead animator, LAIKA president and CEO Travis Knight; and directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.

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

SEPT 26, 2014 — limited

Movie Title: Good People

Director: Henrik Genz

Starring: James Franco, Kate Hudson and Omar Sy

Based on: Good People by Marcus Sakey, (Penguin/Dutton, 2008)


SEPT 28, 2014 (limited theatrical release after VOD on 8/29)

Movie Title: The Two Faces of January

Director:  Hossein Amini

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, and Kirsten Dunst.

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Novel by Patricia Highsmith


The Two Faces of January






The Two Faces of January
Patricia Highsmith
Grove June 17, 2014,
9780802122629, 0802122620
Trade paperback
$16.00 USD / $17.50 CAD


OCT 2, 2014

Movie Title: To Reach the Clouds

Director:  Robert Zemeckis

Stars:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Petit), Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale

Based on: Memoir by Philippe Petit


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: Addicted

Director: Bille Woodruff

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

Based on: Novel by Zane

Web Site:

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


OCT 10, 2014

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

Director: Miguel Arteta

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

Director: Michael Cuesta

Starirng: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeremy Renner, Michael Sheen

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

Based on:  Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, And The Crack Cocaine Explosion, Gary Webb, Seven Stories Press, 1998


Kill the Messenger (Movie Tie-In Edition): How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb

Nick Schou
Nation Books August 19, 2014
9781568584713, 1568584717
Trade paperback
$15.99 USD / $18.50 CAD

Audio, 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

OCT 24, 2014

Movie Title: Kingsman; The Secret Service

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Stars: Mark Hamill, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth

Official Movie Site:

Based on: Mark Millar, and Dave Gibbons, comics, THE SECRET SERVICE

OCT 24, 2014

Movie Title: Love, Rosie

Director: Christian Ditter

Stars: Lily Collins and Sam Claflin

Trailer #1: YouTube

Trailer #2: YouTube

Based on: Cecelia Ahern’s novel Where Rainbows End

OCT 24, 2014 — On Demand, 9/25

Movie Title: White Bird in a Blizzard

Director: Gregg Araki

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Greeen, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Shiloh Fernandez, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett

Official Web Site: WhiteBirdInaBlizzard,com

Based on: White Bird in a Blizzard by Laura Kasischke, (Hyperion, 1999).
NOV 7, 2014

Movie Title: The Homesman

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Stars: Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones

Trailer: YouTube

The Homesman






Based on:  Glendon Swarthout’s 1988 novel

Released in trade paperback

Simon & Schuster, 2/11/14
9781476754260, 1476754268

$15.00 USD / $17.00

NOV 14, 2014

Movie Title: Foxcatcher

Director: Bennett Miller

Stars: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell

Based on forthcoming book:
Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
Mark Schultz, David Thomas
Penguin/Dutton,  November 4, 2014
9780525955030, 0525955038
$26.95 USD / $31.00 CAD


#1 — YouTube

#2 — YouTube

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







Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games) : Movie Tie-in Edition
Suzanne Collins
Scholastic:  September 30, 2014
9780545788298, 0545788293
Paperback / softback
$12.99 USD

DEC 5, 2014

Movie Title: Wild

Expected Release Date: Later in 2014 (Entertainment Weekly, 1/10/14)

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Charles Baker

Based on: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, (RH/Knopf)


Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition): From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed
RH/Vintage; On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
9781101873441, 1101873442
Trade paperback
$15.95 USD / $18.95 CAD

DEC 17, 2014

Movie Title: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (renamed from The Hobbit: There and Back Againannounced by the director, 4/24/14)

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 comics, “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray
DEC 25, 2014

Movie Title: Paddington

Director:  Paul King

Live adaptation. Originally Colin Firth was to voice the CGI-generated Paddington, but it was revealed on 6/17 that he is leaving the project. In live roles are 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.

Michael Bond began his series in 1958, with A Bear Called Paddington, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum (published by Collins in the U.K. and HMCo here in 1960). Paddington has been featured over the years in chapter books, picture books, pop up books, plays, 56 animated episodes of a television series and 3 half-hour televison specials for HBO.

The first was a chapter book, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. That version will be reissued in July by HarperCollins.

Several picture books feature Paddington. In the 1990’s they were released with illustrations by R.W. Alley, The first in that series, Paddington, is also being reissued.

More movie tie-ins arrive on Nov. 4.

DEC 25, 2014

Movie Title: Unbroken

Director: Angelina Jolie

Official Web Site:

Based on: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Paperback Reprint:

Unbroken Pbk

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


JAN. 6, 2015

Movie Title: Frankenstein

Director: Paul McGuigan

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay

Based on: Novel by Mary Shelley

JAN 9, 2016

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


FEB 6, 2015

Movie Title: Mortdecai

Director: David Koepp

Starring: Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany.

Based on: The Charlie Mortdecai series by  Kyril Bonfiglioli –

Don’t Point That Thing At Me (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, U.K., 1972; Overlook, U.S., )
Something Nasty In The Woodshed (Macmillan, U.K., 1976)
After You With The Pistol (Secker and Warburg, U.K., 1979; Overlook, U.S.)

The above were published as The Mortdecai Trilogy (Overlook, 1991)


The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery completed by Craig Brown after Bonfiglioni’s death,


FEB 6, 2015

Movie Title: The Seventh Son

Director: Sergey Bodrov

Starring: Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges

Trailer: YouTube

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

The Last Apprentice: Seventh Son

The 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

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


FEB. 20, 2015

Movie Title: The Gunman

Director: Pierre Morel

Starring: Idris Elba, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem

Based on: French crime novel, La Position du Tireur Couché, by Jean-Patrick Manchette, published here as The Prone Gunman(City Lights)


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, Theo James, Miles Teller

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

MARCH 27, 2015

Movie Title: Home (formerly HAPPY SMEKDAY)

Director: Tim Johnson

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

Trailer: Apple Trailers

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

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

Director: Joss Whedon

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson

Based on: Comic series by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee


Movie Title: Far From the Madding Crowd

Director:  Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen

Based on: Novel by Thomas Hardy; script by David Nicholls (One Day)


MAY 15, 2015

Movie Title: Pitch Perfect, 2

Director: Elizabeth Banks

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

Based on: Rapkin, Mickey, Pitch Perfect: The Quest For Collegiate A Cappella Glory, (Penguin/Gotham Books, 2008)


June 19, 2015

Movie Title: Fantastic Four, The

Director: Josh Trank

Starring: Kate Mara, Toby Kebbell, Miles Teller

Status: Filming,  On Location Vacations

Based on: Lee, Stan & Jack Kirby, Comic characters


JULY 17, 2015

Movie Title: Ant-Man

Director:Peyton Reed, replacing Edgar Wright who left because of differences with Marvel “in their vision of the film.” Marvel says this will not affect release date (New York Daily News, 5/26/14)

Stars: Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

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

Status: Burton may be scouting locations in Wales (7/14/14)

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

AUG 7, 2015

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); Odeya Rush will play Jack Black’s niece.

Based on: Series by R.L. Stine

SEPT. 18, 2015

Movie Title: Black Mass

Director: Scott Cooper

Based on: Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerland O’Neil


OCT. 9, 2015

Movie Title: The Jungle Book (Disney)

Status: to be directed by Jon Favreau as a live-action/CG hybrid. Idris Elba will voice the man-eating tiger Shera Khan; Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o  in  negotiations to join the cast  (The Hollywood Reporter, 4/23/2014). Release date set for 10/9/15

Based on: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, 1894

Note: Warner Bros. is also developing a separate film based on the book, to be directed by Andy Serkis (The Hollywood Reporter, 3/20/2014).

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. 31, 2015

Movie Title: Ithaca

Director: Meg Ryan 

Starring: Tom Hanks, Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith, and Jack Quaid (Ryan’s son)

Based on: Saroyan, William, THE HUMAN COMEDY — Novel


Dec. 18, 2015

Movie Title: Inferno

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks

Based on: Novel by Dan Brown


Dec. 25, 2015

Movie Title: The Revenant

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Starring: Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Poulter

Based on: Punke, Michael, THE REVENANT, (Carroll & Graf, 2002) — a novel. The author has also written two works of nonfiction published by HarperCollins 


FEB. 26, 2016

Movie Title: Ben Hur

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Starring: Not yet cast

Based on: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace, 1880 (which was also adapted into the 1959 movie directed by William Wyler, starring Charlton Heston)

MARCH 18, 2016

Movie Title: Allegiant, Part 1

Director: Robert Schwentke

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller

Based on: Third in Veronica Roth’s YA Divergent series

JUNE 16, 2016

Movie Title: How to Train Your Dragon 3

Director: Dean DeBlois

Based on: Cressida Cowell series (the author was credited for the first two, but IMDb does not list her for this one, however)


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


JULY 1, 2016

Movie Title: The BFG

Director: Steven Spielberg

Based on: Novel by Roald Dahl
OCT. 7, 2016

Movie Title: Live By Night

Director: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck

Status: Originally scheduled for 12/25/15; moved ahead because Affleck is starring as Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman (Variety, 5/6/14)

Based on: Novel by Dennis Lehane


Jan 13, 2017

Movie Title:  Captain Underpants

Director: Rob Letterman

Starring: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Based on: Series by Dav Pilky


MARCH 27, 2017

Movie Title: Allegiant, Part  2 

Director: Robert Schwentke

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller

Based on: Third in Veronica Roth’s YA Divergent series