Academy Awards 2010?

If you stayed up until the end of the Academy Awards, you got to see clips from movies coming in ’09.

If you didn’t, no worries, here’s the segment:

Below is more information on the movies that are based on books, in order by release date. Highlighted titles link to the trailers, where available.

For a look at all the ’09 movies based on books announced to date, go to our Upcoming Movies — with Tie-ins page.

Ready to start thinking about the 2010 Oscars? The Times of London made their picks (including The Road, which still does not have a release date!) back in January.

APR. 24, 2009

Movie Title: The Soloist

Director: Joe Wright

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener

Based on: The Soloist by Steve Lopez

Movie tie-in:

  • Paperback: $15.00
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (September 30, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 042522600X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425226001


MAY 15, 2009

Movie Title: Angels & Demons

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks

Based on: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown


Angels & Demons (movie tie-in)
Brown, Dan

Available both as trade and mass market paperback:

  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (March 31, 2009)
  • Paperback: $16; ISBN-13: 978-1416580829
  • Mass Market: $9.99; ISBN-13: 9781416578741

Angels & Demons: The Illustrated Movie Companion
Sunshine, Linda. Introduction by Dan Brown

  • Publisher: Newmarket Press; (May, 2009)
  • Hardcover: $29.95; 160 pages, 200 color photos; ISBN: 978-1557048349
  • Paperback: $19.95; 160 pages, 200 color photos; ISBN: 978-1557048332


JUNE 12, 2009

Movie Title: The Taking of Pelham 123

Director: Tony Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzman

Based on: The Taking of Pelham 123 by John Godey


  • Paperback: $9.99; 384 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (May 5, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0425228797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425228791


JUL 1, 2009

Movie Title: Public Enemies

Director: Michael Mann

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

Based on: Public Enemies: American’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, by Bryan Burrough

Movie tie-in:

[No cover yet]

Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

Burrough, Bryan 

  • Paperback: $16; 624 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics); Mti edition (April 28, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0143115863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143115861


JULY 17, 2009

Movie Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Director: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Based on: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K Rowling

Note: The last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is being filmed as two movies, scheduled for November 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011.


AUG 7, 2009

Movie Title: Julie & Julia

Director: Nora Ephron

Starring: Maryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci

Based on: Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell. The movie also follows Julia Child’s life through her memoir, My Life in France



Movie title: Amelia

Director: Mira Nair

Starring: Ewan McGegor — Gene Vidal

                  Hilary Swank — Amelia Earhart

                   Richard Gere — George Putnam

Based on:

  • East To The Dawn: The Life Of Amelia Earhart, by Susan Butler 
  • The Sound Of Wings: The Life Of Amelia Earhart, by Mary S. Lovell
  • Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved, by Elgen M. Lon and Marie K. Long


Dec 25, 2009

Movie Title: Sherlock Holmes

Director: Guy Richie

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr. (Holmes), Rachel MacAdams, Jude Law (Watson)

Based on: Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle

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