Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 Films Based on Books

In 2011 there are many movies being released based on books. Check out the titles listed below and read the story before you go see the movie. (Movie release dates courtesy of

The Rite: the making of a modern exorcist by Matt Baglio

A portrait of the phenomenon of demonic possession traces the history, rites, and rituals of exorcism and one man's path toward a terrifying and perplexing world transforming him from a skeptical apprentice to a practicing exorcist. (in theatres January 28,2011)

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien. (in theatres February 18, 2011).

Beastly by Alex Finn

A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form. (in theatres March 18, 2011)

The Lincoln Lawyer : a novel by Michael Connelly

Representing some unsavory characters in his work as a defense lawyer, Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by events that suggest a particularly evil perpetrator. (in theatres March 18, 2011)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and his attempts to steer clear of trouble when he returns to middle school and tries to keep his older brother Rodrick from telling everyone about Greg's most humiliating experience of the summer. (in theatres March 25, 2011)

Water for Elephants: a Novel by Sara Gruen

Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope. (in theatres April 15, 2011)

One for the Money by Janet Evonovich

Out of work and out of money, Stephanie Plum becomes a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former vice cop on the run for murder. (in theatres July 8, 2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him. (part two in theatres July 15, 2011)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project. (in theatres August 12, 2011)

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered. (part one in theatres November 18, 2011)

1 comment:

  1. If you enjoy comparing books and their movie adaptations, you should check out this website maintained by a public library in Missouri: Based on the Book