I spent a good few hours yesterday with my dad looking up movie trailers - we both love watching them in theatres when we go to the movies and often get so caught up in the upcoming releases that we forget for a minute what movie we actually came to see.
Well, as we were wasting some time on a lazy Sunday we looked up quite a few and I noticed how many upcoming releases have stories based on books.
Here is a rundown of ones I'm excited for.
One Day - watch the trailer!
Starring: Anne Hathaway & Jim Sturgess
To be Released: August 19th, 2011
Storyline: based on the book by David Nicholls, this story centers around two friends who meet in college in Scotland and spend the next twenty years reuniting to spend the anniversary of the day they first met together. This movie follows Emma and Dexter through the trials and tribulations of their lives, through good times and bad. Sounds very good.
Anonymous - watch the trailer!
Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave and David Thewlis
To be Released: September 30th, 2011
Storyline: This one isn't necessarily based on a previously written book, BUT it revolves are Shakespeare one of the greatest writers of all time! I am a serious Shakespear fan and love anything that has to do with the genious writer - maybe this love has to do with the fact that my mom is a high school English teacher. I grew up speaking in Elizabethan English lol just kidding...Anyway, this movie revolves around the thought that Shakepeare is not the man society thinks he is, what if Shakespeare was a fraud?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (pt. 2) - watch the trailer
Starring: The Harry Potter Gang
To be Released: July 15th, 2011
Storyline: Okay so unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, closetted away from any source of pop culture and missed the phenomenon that was the Harry Potter series, you'll know about the books this final installment is based on. Admittedly I have not read the Harry Potter series - I know, for shame!
I love the movies though...
What's Your Number? - watch the trailer!
Starring: Anna Farris & Chris Evans
To be Released: August 10th, 2011
Storyline: based on the book called 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak, this book follows a young woman recently fired from her job who reads in the New York Post that if you've slept with over 20 people it's unlikely you'll find "the one". It's a painful realization that the average person has 10.5 partners in their lifetime. Fearing she has more than reached her quota, Ally Darling takes off on a cross-country trip, determined to find "the one" among the 20 of her former lovers
The Help - watch the trailer!
Starring: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard & Viola davis
To be Released: August 12th, 2011
Storyline: based on the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett, the plot of the movie follows that of the book. I've heard great things about this novel and have it waiting on my bokoshelf to be read. I'll have to pick it up before the movie is released!
It looks really good.
It looks like more and more movies these days are being based on the plot of novels. Especially with all the good YA bokos out there. The Hunger Games is slated for release next year as well as one of my absolute favourite series The Immortal Instruments which is still in casting but should come out in 2012.
So far these all look like good summer/fall movie picks :)