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: 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 —
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
Releases: March 23, 2012
We are trying to purchase enough tickets to reserve the whole theater for this one. Nuff said.
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.
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…
Synopsis: President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
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.
Synopsis: Back in Kansas, Dorothy Gale decides to return to Oz in order to help her friends.
Extras: View photos on set
Releases: 3 August 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
Releases: 19 October 2012
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.