Are you someone who gets influenced by the book first before heading to the cinemas? Or do you prefer watching the movie adaptation prior to reading the book? In any case, most will agree that having done the book AND the movie enriches the full story experience. It brings a character to come to life; and a plot to see reality.
Last year, we got an interesting selection of book-to-movie adaptations like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Dan Brown’s Inferno, and of course Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This 2017, we’re excited to see a roster of films that will definitely delight bookworms, or moviegoers, or both!
Starring Emma Watson, this film is sure to appeal to many young professionals in the tech industry. Mae Holland was given an opportunity of a lifetime to work at the number one tech company in the world. This drives her ambitious and idealistic nature – only to find out that the company is asking its employees of a practice that ultimately destroys your privacy. Find out more of the suspense in this science-fiction book by Dave Eggers: The Circle.
Get back to another thrilling and titillating adaptation of the story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. The book is out to give you a glimpse of the next plot in this dark love story. Having broken off with her highly-driven entrepreneur boyfriend Christian, Anastasia recovers into a career of her own – until he offers an arrangement she cannot resist! Follow their one-of-a-kind love affair in the book: Fifty Shades Darker.
The third installment for the Maze Runner Trilogy is The Death Cure. In this book, Thomas (starring Dylan O’Brian) comes to the final test. After getting his life, memories, and friends taken away from him, he proves how Wicked is all about lies. However, the very truth is so terrifying it may be the end of it all. The movie adaptation was originally set for 2017, but news has it that its release has been moved to 2018. So better get the book finished first (or perhaps the whole series) if you want to get on track with this top-grossing science-fiction film.
Now, here’s something for our kid readers and moviegoers. Were you there at the Manila book signing event of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Jeff Kinney, who visited the Philippines last December is proud to introduce the movie version of his book: The Long Haul. This is the fourth installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It tells the story of a happily-anticipated family trip gone wrong because of unexpected mishaps. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget. The movie stars Jason Ducker as Greg Heffley, with Alicia Silverstone as his mom: Susan Heffley. Check out the book here and start the adventure before you head to the cinema!
Dreamworks Animation is the producer of the Captain Underpants 3D comedy movie adaptation. Based on a book by Dav Pilkey, it tells of two mischievous kids hypnotizing their school principal Mr. Krupp into their very own comic-book creation: Captain Underpants!
Definitely a sure-hit to young animation and book lovers, this 3D film is something for the whole family. If you like to read its comedy book series, check out the first ones written by Dav Pilkey here and here.
A sweet, holiday read and movie experience to have is “Let it Snow”. Original movie date was pushed until November 2017, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grab the book to read now. Written by best-selling author John Green of “The Fault in our Stars”, this love story revolves around a girl who took a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista. The book brings to life the magic of Christmas along with three unforgettable tales of romance coming together in one Christmas eve.
Movie fans and book lovers will be treated to a feast this 2017 because of this lineup of awesome film adaptations. One piece of advice: If you don’t mind the spoil, the story is actually fuller and become uniquely yours when you read the book first! So go grab these titles at National Book Store online today.
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