It seems that ever since the box office success of The Hunger Games series, more and more books are making it to the big screen. Here are four books becoming 2015 movies in upcoming months. Are we missing any? Let us know!
1. Mockingjay – Part Two
I’m not the biggest fan of the last book in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, but I do think the movies have done a decent job of keeping the story interesting. In this movie, which is being released on November 20, 2015, Katniss continues to rebel against the Capitol and fight for the freedom of her people. I’m really wondering if the movie will stay true to the ending of the book series, which made some people quite unhappy.
2. Paper Towns
Last year, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars was released on the big screen and was highly successful. This year, another book of his, Paper Towns, is being released in theaters. I can only hope that this movie does not make me cry as much as The Fault in Our Stars did — to be safe, I will definitely be bringing a box of tissues with me to the theater. This film is set to be released on June 19 and is starring Cara Delevingne (yes, the beautiful English model) and Nat Wolff.
3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
As the title of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl indicates, this movie will not be an entirely happy one. It’s a cancer story but it is also supposed to be quite humorous. The narrator of this book, Greg, has an incredibly authentic voice and is supposed to be pretty awkward as he befriends a girl diagnosed with leukemia — Rachel. Based on the trailer, the casting team did a great job — because Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke are the perfect Greg and Rachel.
4. The Scorch Trials
The Maze Runner book series by James Dashner is immensely popular and I was super pumped when it was turned into a movie last year. The Scorch Trials continues where the last movie ended and Thomas + the rest of the Gladers have finally figured out the way out of the Maze. Now, they find themselves in an entirely new situation and have to pass a series of trials. This movie is being released on September 18 and is starring much of the original cast with a few new members.
I am so excited to watch all of these 2015 films and I hope that in 2016, even more YA books are turned into movies. I know some people are wary of their favorite books being turned into movies, but I actually usually like seeing the different twists movie directors take on the original plots. Also, whenever books are turned into movies, publishing companies usually see an increase in sales of that particular book, which is great for the overall book industry.