Thursday, August 23, 2007

Novels into Movies

Recently it seems that many novels are being adapted into scripts for the big screen. Maybe movie companies are running out of good ideas, who knows. Anyway, below is a list of all the literature-into-movies being made in the future—all the ones I know about, anyway.
Note: this is an updated version of a previous post. In the future this post will be edited with new information.


Airborn (Kenneth Oppel)
Airman (Eoin Colfer)
Alchemyst, The (Michael Scott)
Amulet of Samarkand, The (Jonathan Stroud
An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)

Beastly (Alex Flinn)
Boggart, The (Susan Cooper)
Book Thief, The (Marcus Zusak)
Burning Time, The (Carol Matas)

Certain Slant of Light, A (Laura Whitcomb)
Chasing Vermeer (Blue Balliett
City of the Beasts (Isabel Allende)
Cry of the Icemark, The (Stuart Hill)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)
Dragonfire (Donita K. Paul)
Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey)

Eddie Dickens and the Awful End (Phillip Ardagh)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Everlost (Neal Shusterman)
Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, The (Rick Yancey)
Flipped (Wendelin Van Draanen)
Flyy Girl (Omar Tyree)

Giver, The (Lois Lowry)
Great and Terrible Beauty, A (Libba Bray)
Great Gilly Hopkins, The (Katherine Paterson)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole (Kathryn Lasky)

Here Be Monsters (Alan Snow)
Here, There Be Dragons (James A. Owen)
Highest Tide, The (Jim Lynch)
Hobbit, The (J.R.R. Tolkien)
House of the Scorpion, The (Nancy Farmer)
Hunger Games, The (Suzanne Collins)

Inkspell (Cornelia Funke)
Interworld (Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves)

Killing Sea, The (Richard Lewis)
King Dork (Frank Portman)
Larklight (Philip Reeve
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Little Girl Lost (Charles de Lint)
Looking Glass Wars, The (Frank Beddor)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Lost Years of Merlin, The (T.A. Barron)
Lovely Bones, The (Alice Seabold)

Magyk (Angie Sage)
Maximum Ride (James Patterson)
Monster Blood Tattoo (D.M. Cornish)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (Rachel Cohn and David Levithan)

New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
Peter and the Starcatchers (Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson)
Peter Pan in Scarlet (Geraldine McCaughrean)
Princess and the Pauper, The (Kate Brian)

Ramona and Beezus (Beverly Cleary)

Sisters Grimm, The (Michael Buckley)
Skellig (David Almond)
Spook's Apprentice, The (Joseph Delaney)
Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli)
Stoneheart (Charlie Fletcher)
Subtle Knife, The (Phillip Pullman)

Teen Idol (Meg Cabot)
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Holly Black)
Tomorrow, When the War Began (John Marsden)
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The (Avi)
Tunnels (Roderick Gordon)

Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)

Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (Holly Black)
Varjak Paw (S.F. Said)

Wee Free Men, The (Terry Prachet)
When the Wind Blows (James Patterson)
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Wicked Lovely (Melissa Marr)


  1. Yeah, my friend said it's because movie companies are running out of good ideas, haha.

    Where are you getting all of this information? That's cool. I usually like to watch movies about books I've read.

    Are you still updating this list? I hope you are!

  2. Yep, that seems very probable.

    I just made a list of the ones I was excited about and then asked other people on a forum about the novel adaptations they were looking forward to and compiled it all into one. And I search for "based on novel" on and then sort them by date and have found some that way.

    Yep, still updating whenever I find something new!

  3. FLIPPED!!?? You just made practically my entire week with that one. Eeek!!!

  4. This is amazing.
    SO many great movies! Eeek!
    It's going to be like Christmas in 2010 and 11 XD

  5. Yay!!! So many good book being made. Stargirl Flipped Uglies The Giver !!!!! I'm soooo happy now!

  6. I don't think the Subtle Knife is being made into a movie anymore =(

  7. you can add The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

  8. also New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

  9. omigod im SO glad peter and the starcatchers is being turned into a movie!!!!! I loved that book. defenitly on my top 5. Stargirl was good too. But Where the wild things are??? how are they going to turn THAT into a movie????? lol

  10. lets discuss... what is better..
    adopted screenplays or real books....
    i stand to films....
    they attract more audience
    they give people with more employment..
    we dont have to rely on our imaginations
    the actors can present it for us...
    movie's impact is high....

  11. now against what i have said earlier......
    • Books are evergreen fascinations i.e. they never become old
    • In a book the language comes alive; the action becomes more immediate and important because it was written down for the reader to interpret, not an actor. This is what a book can do , and a movie will never achieve this kind of escapism simply because you enjoy the fruits of someone else’s imagination, not your own.
    • Books are better for unwinding after the day, better for the spirit and better for inspiring the imagination.
    • reading a book gives a sense of completion. Movie adaptations typically have to cut plot sections or minimize a character for time.
    • The book by its nature is in its original entire form. But filmmakers leave out huge plot sections, and its not the same anymore.
    • Movies require observation, books require participation and involvement.
    • Because intelligent people read books so they can be more profound than the film which has to cater for an audience that can only concentrate on a superficial level.
    • Despite different technologies paving our way almost every day, nothing has been able to substitute the pleasure derived reading books. It is a wonderful experience to transform the words written in the book into our imaginations and travel into a world of our own.
    • In a book author guides you but in films directors drive you.

  12. I can't wait for all these to be movies!

  13. Oh, such great books are being made into movies, many that I didn't expect, too! I'm so glad that a movie is being made out of House of the Scorpion, wonderful, the romance between the two main characters is reminiscent to Airborne. Give it a try!

  14. for teen idol by meg cabot, when i clicked it, imdb showed a different animated movie. When i searched teen idol there was nothing about that. So is it going to be a movie?

  15. You forgot shiver by maggie stiefvater and the mortal instruments series by cassandra clare

  16. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

  17. I didn't know The Alchemyst was being made into a movie!!! I love that series! Anyone know where I could find more info?

  18. Chasing Redbird really needs to be turned into a movie!!!!!!! It really needs to!!!! So Much!!!!!!!

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  22. Anyway, there are yet a lot of novels to be adapted into movie scripts.

    My favorite movie made after novel is "Gone with the wind".

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