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10 Books to Start Reading Now Before You Watch Them!

By Flora  /  27 Jan 2017 (Friday)
Movie adaptation remakes are nothing new when we're talking about Hollywood! Ever felt like you had to read the book before watching it in theatres? Well, here are 10 books for a start, recommended for your reading pleasure! 

Before I Fall

Author: Lauren Oliver
Slated to open InCinemas: 2 Mar 2017
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Elena Kampouris

(Watch the trailer here!)

What: After Sam (Deutch) dies on February 12, the teenager is forced to relive that day of her death over and over, every day for a week. 

The Zookeepers Wife

Author: Diane Ackerman
Slated to open InCinemas: 30 March 2017
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl

(Watch the trailer here!)

What: The Zookeeper's Wife is a true story about the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped to save hundreds of people from the Nazis in World War II by smuggling them into empty cages.

The Circle

Author: Dave Eggers
Slated to open InCinemas: April 2017
Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega

What: A young woman takes a job at a tech company where she finds out about privacy issues - the need for it, and the ramifications of diminishing it. 

Everything, Everything 

Author: Nicola Yoon
Slated to open InCinemas: May 2017
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

What: Maddy Whittier is an 18-year-old teenager who suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), also known as “bubble baby disease”. As she is allergic to everything, she stays at home with her mother and a physician but finds an excuse to go out when she learns about her new neighbour who just moved in. 


Author: R.J. Palacio
Slated to open InCinemas: May 2017
Cast: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay Owen Wilson

What: Wonder is a story of Auggie Pullman, a boy who is born with a facial deformity, and his struggle to fit in at a new school.

The Mountain Between Us

Author: Charles Martin
Slated to open InCinemas: Oct 2017
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet

What: The story is about two plane crash survivors seeking help on a mountain while sustaining serious injuries.

Murder on the Orient Express

Author: Agatha Christie 
Slated to open InCinemas: Nov 22
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leslie Odom Jr

What: Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a wealthy American travelling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.

The Dark Tower 

Author: Stephen King
Slated to open InCinemas: July 2017
Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley 

What: King’s book series has always been well received on the big screen. The Dark Tower follows a gunslinger as he pursues a dark tower he thinks is the key to saving the word. 

Red Sparrow

Author: Jason Matthews
Slated to open InCinemas: Nov 2017
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons

What: The first in a series about Dominika Egorova and Nathaniel Nash, Red Sparrow follows a Russian spy who develops a love affair with a CIA officer.

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline
Slated to open InCinemas: March 2018
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance

What: People living in a virtual reality world compete in a 1980s-themed scavenger hunt, the prize being a rich man’s entire fortune.

Crazy Rich Asians 

Author: Kevin Kwan
Slated to open InCinemas: TBA
Cast: TBA

(Director Jon. M Chu is holding a worldwide casting call for the movie!)

What: About a bunch of insanely rich Asians, going about their lavish and out-of-the-world lifestyles. 

Which of the 10 are your favourite books? Let us know in the comments below!
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