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From Books to the Big Screen: Coming Soon

Who loves a good book? How about a good movie? Over the years filmmakers have made books into movies and movies into books. How successful have they been? I’ll let you be the judge of that. Here are five upcoming films made from books that you will not be able to resist once they come out.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

This epic fantasy/adventure film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson is the third in a trilogy of films based upon the book The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It will conclude the incredible adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the company of Dwarves, who must fight to protect the people of Lake-town from the vengeful Dragon Smaug.

Hector and the Search for Happiness

In this British romantic comedy, a psychiatrist travels around the world in search of the secret to happiness. This film is based upon Francois Lelord’s novel of the same name.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Based upon a true story, this film chronicles the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

The Best of Me

The film “The Best of Me” is based on the 2011 novel by bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. A romantic drama, it tells the story of  two high school sweethearts when they reunite in their hometown years later.

Dracula: Untold

The original book tells the story of the man who becomes Count Dracula. It is an Irish-American dark fantasy horror film based upon the novel Dracula by Irish novelist Bram Stoker.

Turning books into films hasn’t always been successful.  Neither has turning films into books been. However, I have high hopes for these movies. Want to learn more? Check out these films when they hit theaters in 2014. And don’t forget to read the book.

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