Thursday, January 1, 2015

Book to Movie Adapatations in 2015

Hey guys, did you know like a kazillion books are being made into movies in 2015?

Just in case you don't keep a giant list of upcoming films, I thought I'd make a post letting you know some of the upcoming films based on our favorite Children, MG, and YA books.

***Since some films are sequels, there are possible spoilers for Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Divergent series***

Based on: Paddington Bear by Michael Bond
Release Date: January 16, 2015
A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond.

Based on: Cinderella by Charles Perrault
Release date: March 13, 2015
A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.

Based on: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Release date: March 20, 2015
Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.

Based on: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Release date: March 27, 2015
When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

Based on: Paper Towns by John Green 
Release date: June 5, 2015
A teenager embarks on a miraculous journey to find a friend who has gone missing.

Based on: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Release date: July 24, 2015
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Based on: The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
Release date: August 7, 2015
A young kid teams up with the niece of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.
Based on: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Release date: September 18, 2015
The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a world ravaged by solar flares and disease.
Projected Release Date: October 7, 2015
From Mark Osborne comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who's being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live - only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It's here that The Little Girl's magical and emotional journey into her own imagination - and into the universe of The Little Prince - begins. And it's where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it's human connections that matter most, and that what's truly essential can only be seen with the heart.

Release Date: October 23, 2015
The young owner of a music company uses revolutionary tech to disguise herself as a rockstar.
This isn't a YA book, but I don't care, this TV show was awesome. 

Based on: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Release date: November 20,2015
After being symbolized as the 'Mockingjay' Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

Based on: Fallen by Lauren Kate
Release Date: 2015
A young girl finds herself in a reform school after therapy since she was blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of years.

Check out Books Are Bread's Post about upcoming premieres. She has better rando commentary than me.


  1. Ooohhhh YES! Soooo excited for Insurgent! And Cinderella! Really can't wait until they take on Beauty and the Beast! That's my fave Disney movie as a kid so I am hoping they bring the story to life beautifully!

    And ooh PAN! I heard about that one recently and was all kinds of excited because I also love the Peter Pan story!

    JEM! While that was a year or two before my time, I know my sister and older cousin both enjoyed it! We had the Jem Barbie dolls, so I'm aware of Jem...I just don't know the whole story!

    Still need to watch the Maze Runner before I can see the Scorch Trials, but I know that one was pretty good bookwise! Especially those early chapters!

    Thanks for the headsup! I knew about some of these but a reminder is always appreciated and now I know of a few new ones too! Like Goosebumps! I was more of Are You Afraid of the Dark kid, but Goosebumps was similar!

    1. A Beauty and the Beast retelling would be awesome if they did it as cool as the original animated film. I did love that one too. Jem was awesome, I got super into it because my older sister loved it.
      I was also an Are You Afraid of the Dark kid. But the premise for the Goosebumps movie seems so cool since it has R.L. Stine as a character.
      Thanks for stopping by!