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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Books into Movies

We have been working on making a list of books that are going to be made or have been made into movies.  I am starting with YA books, this isn't a complete list, just the ones I could find any info on.
YA Books into Movies:
Paranormal Books:
Blood and Chocolate- January 26, 2007
Twilight- November 21, 2008
New Moon- November 20, 2009
Eclipse- June 30, 2010    
Breaking Dawn Part 1- November 18, 2011
Breaking Dawn Part 2- November 16, 2012
Beastly- March 4, 2011
Warm Bodies- February 1, 2013
Sci-Fi Books:
I am Number Four- February 18, 2011
Hunger Games- March 23, 2012
Fantasy Books:
The Princess Bride- September 25, 1987
Eragon- December 15, 2006
The Golden Compass- December 7, 2007
Inkheart- January 23, 2009
Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief- February 12, 2010
To Kill a Mockingbird- March 16, 1962
Lord of the Flies- March 16, 1990
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants- June 1, 2005
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2- June 6, 2008
Boy in the Striped Pajama’s- November 28, 2008
Perks of Being a Wallflower- October 12, 2012
YA Books into T.V.:
Gossip Girl- 2007
The Vampire Diaries- 2009
Pretty Little Liars- 2010
The Violet Eden Chapters- In Development
Have you seen any of the above?
Upcoming YA Books into Movies:
Beautiful Creatures- February 13, 2013
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones- August 23, 2013
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters- August 16, 2013
Ender’s Game- November 1, 2013
Hunger Games: Catching Fire- November 22, 2013
The Book Thief- January 17, 2014
Divergent- March 21, 2014
The Diviners- December 31, 2015
Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters- Pre Production
In Development:
o   A Wrinkle in Time
o   The Scorpio Races
o   The Raven Boys
o   The Maze Runner
o   Wicked Lovely
o   Wake
o   Uglies
o   Maximum Ride
o   Forest of Hands and Teeth
o   Matched
o   Shiver
o   Incarceron
o   Before I Fall
o   If I Stay Firelight
o   13 Reasons Why
o   Delirium
o   House of Night
o   Chaos Walking
o   Fallen
o   The Giver
o   Forgotten
o   A Great and Terrible Beauty
o   The Graveyard Book
So that leads me to...The Ultimate Debate
Books vs. Movies
Whether you read the book because you loved the movie or saw the movie because you loved the book, everyone tends to prefer one form of storytelling over the other. So here's the BIG question:
When It Comes to Your Favorite Stories, Which is usually Better: The Book or the Movie?

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