Books to films in 2016

Not only YA books, áll books!
The book becomes a film anno 2016

The new year has started so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2016! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.

Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (January 5th, 2016). If a book was not mentioned in the media before in those lists – as far as I have seen – I have written New to the list beneath the title to make it clear. If I write …As in… means the author(s) of the book wrote a … kind of book.

The list sorted by release date

January 2016 – Total = 6 films

  • 14th, The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff
  • 21th, Legend – John Pearson
    New to the list!
  • 21th, The Big Short – Michael Lewis
    New to the list!
  • 28th, The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
  • 28th, The Revenant – Michael Punke
    New to the list!  And partly based on the novel.
  • 28th, The Finest Hours – Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias
    New to the list!

February 2016 – Total = 6 films

  • 4th, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Mitchell Zuckoff
    New to the list!
  • 4th, The Choice – Nicholas Sparks
  • 11th, How to Be Single – Liz Tuccillo
  • 11th, Operasjon Arktis – Leif Hamre
    New to the list! Norwegian.
  • 18th, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  • 19th, The Great Gilly Hopkins – Katherine Paterson

March 2016 – Total = 8 films

  • 3rd, Room – Emma Donoghue
    New to the list!
  • 4th, The Taliban Shuffle – Kim Barker
  • 10th, De Helleveeg – A. F. Th. van der Heijden
    New to the list! Dutch.
  • 16th, The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  • 17th, Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín
    New to the list!
  • 17th, Victor Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
    New to the list! As novel ‘Frankenstein’.
  • 17th, Miracles from Heaven – Christy Beam
    New to the list!
  • 29th, Term Life – Nick Thornborrow
    New to the list! As a graphic novel.

April 2016 – Total = 2 films

  • 20th, The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
    New to the list!
  • 28th, Captain America: Civil War – Mark Millar
    New to the list! As a comic book.

May 2016

  • none…yet.

June 2016 – Total = 4 films

  • 1st, Alice Trough the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
  • 16th, Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
  • 23th, Kappen – Carry Slee
    New to the list! Dutch.
  • 30th, The BFG – Roald Dahl

July 2016 – Total = 1 film

  • 7th, The Legend of Tarzan – Edgar Rice Burroughs
    New to the list! And based on the stories created by…

August 2016 – Total = 2 films

  • 4th, Suicide Squad – John Ostrander
    New to the list! As a comic book.
  • 18th, Ben Hur – Lew Wallace
    New to the list! Based on the novel by…

September 2016

  • none…yet.

October 2016 – Total = 4 films

  • 12th, Meester Kikker – Paul van Loon
    New to the list! Dutch.
  • 20th, Inferno – Dan Brown
    Based on the novel by…
  • 27th, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – Lee Child
    New to the list!
  • 31th, A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

November 2016 – Total = 3 films

  • 3rd, Doctor Strange – Steve Ditko
    New to the list! As a comic book
  • 17th, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J. K. Rowling
  • 24th, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain
    New to the list!

December 2016 – Total = 2 films

  • 8th, Let it Snow – John Green and Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
  • 25th, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Anno 2016 – Total = 38 films
Some books are sadly postponed.
Anno 2017 – All new to the list!
Some books are already coming next year!
Total = 11 films
  • January 12th, The Dark Tower – Stephen King
  • February 9th, Fifty Shades Darker – E. L. James
  • February 9th, The Mountain Between Us – Charles Martin
  • February 16th, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure – James Dashner
  • March 6th, Boss Baby – Marla Frazee
  • March 30th, Ghost in the Shell – Masumune Shirow
    As in a manga novel
  • April 27th, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 – Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
    As in a comic book
  • July 13th, War for the Planet of the Apes – Pierre Boulle
  • October 5th, Jungle Book: Origins – Rudyard Kipling
    As based on the novel by…
  • November 2nd, Thor: Ragnarok – Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and Larry Lieber
    As in a comic book
  • December 14th, Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Unknown exactly – Total = 33 films
  • A Hologram for the King – Dave Eggers
  • All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  • American Pastoral – Philip Roth
  • Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Annihilation – Jeff Vandermeer
  • Ascendant – Veronica Roth (June 9, 2017 ? not confirmed)
  • Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick
  • Goat – Brad Land
  • Home is Burning – Dan Marshall
  • Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Knielen op een bed violen – Jan Siebelink (February 2016, not confirmed)
  • Live by Night – Dennis Lehance
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green
  • Love May Fail – Matthew Quick
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – Mike and Dave Stangle (July 8th, not confirmed)
  • My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
  • Nerve – Jeanne Ryan
  • Silence – Shusaku Endo
  • The Circle – Dave Eggers
  • The Devil in the White City – Eric Larson
  • The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
  • The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
  • The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  • The Light Between Oceans – M. L. Stedman
  • The Lost City of Z – David Grann
  • The Mountain Between Us – Charles Martin
  • The November Criminals – Sam Munson
  • The Queen of the Katwe – Tim Crothers
  • The Rules of Inheritance – Claire Bidwell Smith
  • The Silent Wife – A. S. A. Harrison
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife – Diane Ackerman
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
Question of the day:

Which film are you looking forward to, to see this year in theatres?

Greetings by Sophie

5 thoughts on “Books to films in 2016

  1. They’re making a movie out of THE DARK TOWER! The GUNSLINGER SERIES!!! I read the whole series, well all that was written, as a youngin’! I can’t wait! Thank you for making my 2016!

    P.S. The Big Short is, from what I’ve read, short on reality. It’s an attempted re-write of history that leaves out the fact that the whole mess was created and enforced by our government. Just so you know. Nice post.

  2. Wow that’s quite a list! I’m not super-excited about any of them though. I would like to see Fantastic Beasts, but the trailer was disappointing, so I’m hoping they saved the good parts for the movie. Then there’s the 5th Wave: I loved the book, but was seriously annoyed by the sequel. Then there’s the Death Cure. I didn’t really like the first Maze Runner movie, thought the second was was kinda cool, so it’s just waiting to see if Hollywood messes this last one up or not.

    Which ones are you most excited about?

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