Before They Hit the Screen

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The media has been giving attention to the books that are about to become movies, from, to CNN, to the Today Show, which featured BuzzFeed’s 16 Books to read before their films open, a story that got over a million hits before the show.

You can also capitalize on the interest — use our lists of  books to movies in various states of production, UpcomingIn Production or those that are  still In Development to create real and virtual displays. Also don’t forget the highly anticipated TV shows based on books, such as Outlander, The Leftovers, Olive Kitteridge and The Strain.

Below are the titles that are getting media attention. Links are to trailers (after all, it is your professional duty to watch them) or to their listing on IMDB:

Labor Day, Joyce Maynard — in theaters now — CNN;

The Monuments Men, Robert M. Edsel, 2/7/14  — Today Show;

Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead, 2/7/14 — CNN

In Secret, 2/21/14, based on Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola —

Endless Love, Scott Spencer, 2/14/14 —

Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin, 2/14/14 — CNN;

Divergent, Veronica Roth, 3/21/14 — CNN;

The Fault in Our Stars, 6/6/14, John Green — CNN

The Giver, Lois Lowry, 8/15/14 —  CNN; Today Show

Dark Places, Gillian Flynn, 9/1/14 — Today Show

The Maze Runner, James Dashner, 9/19/14 —  CNN

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, 10/3/14 —  CNN

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst, 10/10/14 —  CNN

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, Suzanne Collins, 11/21/14 —  CNN

Not Yet Scheduled:

The Hundred-Foot Journey, Richard C. Morais —  CNN; Oprah is on of the film’s producers, but it’s not on the list, perhaps because it is not yet scheduled for release

This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper —  CNN

Wild, Cheryl Strayed — Today Show — expected later this year

4 Responses to “Before They Hit the Screen”

  1. Maureen Says:

    Where is Serena?

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Hi Maureen;

    SERENA is completed, but still has not been scheduled for release, which seems nuts given that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have been getting so much attention for also starring together in AMERICAN HUSTLE, not to mention SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Some sources say it will be released this year. Hope so!


  3. Serena Butch Says:

    Ha, for a minute, I thought somehow you were randomly 4698323addressing ME! Can’t wait to see SERENA, the movie :)

  4. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    That’s right, SERENA — everyone wants to know WHERE you are!