Whilst some wait with baited breath for the movie counterpart of their favourite books, others shun them completely. Me? I love films, but nothing can beat the feeling of finishing a good book. As the release of the film draws near, the endless reviews and adverts either leave me reeling with glee or left in utter dismay. But somehow I, like many others, find myself leafing through endless pages of magazines or trawling the internet to find the latest trailer or review- dying to see if the beloved characters of my favourite novels bode well on the big screen. This year has seen many books come to life, from the final Twilight film to Jack Kerouac’s cult classic On the Road- and as 2012 draws to an end; you may have noticed that many of the new and upcoming films are based on our favourite reads.
Here are a few of our most anticipated movie adaptations:
• Jack Reacher // One Shot by Lee Child
Release date: 26th December 2012
– This film counterpart has left many Jack Reacher fans sceptical, as we see Tom Cruise play the towering muscle that is Reacher himself. Will I be watching it? Yes, but I’m not sure if I trust Lee Child’s choice.
• Alex Cross // Cross by James Patterson
Release date: 30th November 2012
– Opened to not so great reviews, whilst the books are a massive hit in Blackpool libraries, it seems that the film is not reaching desired results.
• Life of Pi // Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Release date: 20th December 2012
– The much anticipated film from the 2002 Man Booker Prize winner has opened to positive reviews, fans of the book are sure to see this winning transformation.
• The Hobbit // The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Release date: 13th December 2012
-The Lord of the Rings trilogy definitely brings out the inner geek in everyone and this prequel is set to do the same. The hype surrounding this film is completely unavoidable and we’ll certainly be getting a front row seat.
As always, you can borrow these books from any of our Blackpool libraries and at the risk of repeating ourselves, we recommend you read the books first.
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