Book to Movies 2012

We all know about The Hunger Games and Breaking Dawn Part II as a part of the Books to Movies in 2012, but there are a few more on the list that you might not be aware of their up coming releases. In no particular order…these are US release dates.

Synopsis & Links taken from IMDb

The Woman in BlackThe Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Synopsis: A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
Extras: Watch the trailer for The Woman in Black
Releases: Feb. 3

Extra freaky and this one is going to be my test if I can see Radcliffe as anything but Harry Potter for the rest of his career. I still see Erkle —

One for the MoneyOne For the Money by Janet Evanovich

Synopsis: Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

Starring: Katherine Heigl (Roswell, Grey’s Anatomy) Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova)

Extras: Watch the trailer for One For the Money

Releases: Jan. 27, 2012

Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum makes it to the big screen in January with the movie rendition of ‘One for the Money’.

This is probably the one non-para/scifi/fantasy book to movie that I’m looking forward to – because the early Plum novels were some of my faves.

John Carter (John Carter on Mars) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Synopsis: Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

Starring: Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights)

Extras: Watch the trailer for John Carter.

Releases: March 9, 2012

I’ve never read the Barsoom series by Burroughs, but there is no denying the man was a genius. He authored other books you might recall like, ‘The Land That Time Forgot’ and ‘Tarzan’ among others.

The Lorax by Dr. Suess

Synopsis: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Starring: Danny DeVito plays the iconic title character of the Lorax, with Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Ed Helms

Extras: Check out the Lorax trailer here

Releases: March 2, 2012

By the same people that produced Despicable Me, this is one of my favorite Dr. Suess tales, so I will definitely be bringing the four year old to see this one.

The Vow by Kim and Krickett Carpenter

Synopsis:A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again.

Starring: Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum

Extras: Watch The Vow trailer

Releases: Feb. 14

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Synopsis: Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence ( X-Men: First Class), Liam Hemsworth ( The Last Song ), Josh Hutcherson ( Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant )

Extras: Watch the trailer for The Hunger Games

Releases: March 23, 2012

We are trying to purchase enough tickets to reserve the whole theater for this one. Nuff said.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Synopsis: A Marine travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

Starring: Zac Efron Taylor Schilling

Extras: Watch the trailer for The Lucky One

Releases: April 20, 2012

I will go to this one just for the sake of seeing Zac Efron with his shirt off — even if it does make me feel like a dirty old woman. He is looking rather mature now…

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Synopsis: President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

Starring: Benjamin Walker (The War Boys), Mary Elizabeth Winstead ( Smashed ),

Extras: View photos on set

Releases: June 22, 2012

Filmed in New Orleans, so this one is close to my heart — Seems, Grahame-Smith’s unique twisting history seems to be taking hold, because his other novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is scheduled to hit the big screen in 2013.

Dorothy of Oz by Roger S. Baum

Synopsis: Back in Kansas, Dorothy Gale decides to return to Oz in order to help her friends.

Starring: Lea Michele (Glee), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Gen)

Extras: View photos on set

Releases: 3 August 2012

Directors: Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre

The great-grandson of the original OZ creator, Roger S. Baum wrote this addition to the world of Oz and it is now being crafted into an animation wonderland. With heavy hitters, like Lea Michelle (Glee) as Dorothy and Dan Akroyd, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Short this one is sure to be a must see.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Synopsis: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Hoult


The Wettest County (The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant)

Synopsis: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf

Releases: August 31, 2012

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Synopsis: Six stories set in a different time and place become intricately related to each other.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry

Releases: 19 October 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer)

Synopsis: In the final book in the Twilight series, Edward and Bella get married, consummate their relationship, and then deal with the consequences (to say the least). The 2012 release will portray the second half of the book, with Bella as a vampire as they raise their newborn hybrid vampire child.

Starring:Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Mackenzie Foy
Releases: Nov. 16, 2012

Finally we get to the real action!

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Synopsis: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Hugh Jackman as Valjean and Anne Hathaway as Fantine, oh and Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert – and wait for it Sacha Baron Cohen…

Releases: Dec. 7 2012Because we haven’t done this one enough…#justsaying

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.

Starring: Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Orlando Bloom

Extras: Watch the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer

Releases: Dec. 14, 2012

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Synopsis: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwrecked sends them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Starring: Tobey Maguire (suggested cameo only)

Releases: Dec. 21, 2012

World War Z by Max Brooks

Synopsis: A UN representative, writing a report on the great zombie war, interviews survivors in the wake of World War Z.

Starring: Brad Pitt

Releases: Dec. 21, 2012

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Synopsis: Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio (Gatsby) Carey Mulligan (Daisy)

Releases: Dec. 25
And another one that has been recreated enough.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Synopsis: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for “It” results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

Starring: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst

Releases: Dec. 27, 2012

These have been stated that they are releasing in 2012 but exact details have not been given:

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Synopsis: Greek gods living in modern-day New York intervene in the lives of a young couple.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone, Alicia Silverstone

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Synopsis: A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine