We all know that 2016 is considered the year of superhero movies. I mean with six large titles like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange and many more coming out this year, you can expect the theatres to be full of joyful geeks and nerds.
But wait a minute, comic book and superhero lovers because this year is in fact the year for book worms. For those who just love getting themselves inside a good read. Bookworms can expect more than ten books to be adapted to the big screen, but I wanted to keep the list short and juicy for you. So let's see what you can expect!
1. Through the Looking-Glass
Author: Lewis Carroll
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Plot summary: The world of wonderland continues with the sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. You can expect it to be about Alice returning to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Release Date: 27 May 2016
2. The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Plot summary: The Girl On The Train will follow the story of a woman named Rachel, who goes on a train to London. She witnesses the "perfect" couple. Scott and Megan. But one day, havoc ensues this couple, and Rachel becomes involved in their drama/ murder mystery of Megan Hipwell.
Release Date: 7 October 2016
3. The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Genres: Family, Fantasy
Plot summary: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.
Release Date: 1 July 2016 (USA)
4. The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Plot summary: The jungle comes alive as an orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
Release Date: 15 April 2016 (USA)
Author: Veronica Roth
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Plot Summary: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Release Date: 18 March 2016
6. Tarzan of the Apes
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Genres: Action, Adventure
Plot Summary: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Release Date: 1 July 2016
7. How to Be Single
Author: Liz Tuccillo
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Plot Summary: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Release Date: 12 February 2016
8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Author: Newt Scamander/J.K. Rowling
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Plot Summary: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Release Date: 18 November 2016
9. A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Plot Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom's terminal illness.
Release Date: 14 October 2016
10. The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Plot Summary: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Release Date: 22 January 2016
It's going to be a great year for movie buffs and book worms. Lets hope the directors can adapt the book well, giving us a cinematic experience. Don't forget to comment down below what movie you're most looking forward to that was once a book!