Upcoming "Based on Novel" Films

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1.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
2.
Ender's Game (2013)
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Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
3.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (146 mins.)
 
4.
A Dirty Job (????)
A widower coping with his wife's untimely passing becomes Death's Earthly representative, collective people's souls before they die.
“ Based on Christopher Moore's novel. ” - Vforvendetta200
 
5.
Dogs of Babel (????)
Thinking that his wife's death is suspicious, linguistics professor Paul Iverson looks to teach his dog, Lorelei, to speak since she was the only witness to the tragedy.
Director: John Carney
“ Expect this to be a great drama. ” - Vforvendetta200
 
6.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. (113 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
7.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo (????)
A look at how Jules Verne's classic character Captain Nemo created his underwater vessel, the Nautilus.
Director: James Mangold
“ There have been many adaptations but this is exciting because David Fincher is involved. ” - Vforvendetta200
 
8.
World War Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (116 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
9.
The Book Thief (2013)
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. (131 mins.)
Director: Brian Percival
 
10.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew (????)
The next installment of C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" series.
 
11.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair (????)
Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, and Puddleglum set off on a journey to the land north of Narnia in order to rescue King Caspian's stolen son, Rilian.
Director: Joe Johnston
 
12.
The Eye of the World (????)
An man who goes by the name of Rand al'Thor represents all that is good and battles against the forces of evil. Based on Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" books.
 
13.
The Art of Racing in the Rain (????)
A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.
Director: Thomas Bezucha
 
14.
The Stand (????)
After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.
Director: Josh Boone
“ Stephen King ” - Vforvendetta200
 
15.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
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Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies. (108 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
 
16.
Dune (????)
Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family trying to avenge his father's death while saving a spice planet that he is entrusted to protect.
 
17.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. (143 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Very Exciting! Great Cast. I'm also curious if Mulligan can do an American accent and act feminine.

Update: Ugh! didn't notice who the director was, watched the trailer and I'm totally disappointed.
 ” - Vforvendetta200
 
19.
Peter Pan in Scarlet (????)
The continuation of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," where a grown-up Wendy dreams that Neverland is in trouble and recruits her brothers and the Lost Boys to go back there and save the day.
 
20.
The Shannara Chronicles (2016 TV Series)
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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands. (42 mins.)
 
21.
Outlander (????)
A British nurse visiting Scotland in 1945 stumbles upon a time portal that transports her to the 18th Century.
 
22.
The Giver (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. (97 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
23.
The Sword of Shannara (????)
The first of Terry Brooks' "Shannara" series focuses on a half-elfin named Shea Ohmsford, who is the only heir left with the power to use a mystical sword that can defeat an evil warlock lord out to destroy the world.
 
25.
The NeverEnding Story (????)
Bastian Balthazar Bux discovers a parallel world in a book. As he immerses himself in the story, his life becomes intertwined with the plot, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress.
 
26.
The Invisible Man (????)
Plot unknown. Feature film based on one of Universal Pictures' classic monster characters.
 
27.
Hyperion (???? TV Series)
A space war looms over the planet of Hyperion, where time traveling artifacts are protected by a monster known as Shrike.
 
28.
The Zombie Survival Guide (????)
The Zombie Survival Guide is a manual dealing with the potentiality of a zombie attack. It contains...
 
29.
Starship Troopers (????)
Young military recruits train to fight a war on a bug-infested alien planet.
 
30.
Fahrenheit 451 (???? TV Movie)
In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society.
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
31.
When Worlds Collide (????)
A rogue planet is discovered on a collision course for Earth, and mass hysteria of biblical proportions...
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
32.
All Quiet on the Western Front (????)
A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.
 
33.
Zorro (????)
The story of how Diego de la Vega became the legendary, swashbuckling masked man.
“ Based on Isabel Allende's novel. ” - Vforvendetta200
 
34.
The Three Musketeers (????)
An origin story of who legendary swordsmen Athos, Porthos and Aramis first join forces.
 
36.
Logan's Run (????)
A young man at odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21 plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.
 
37.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (????)
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve...
Director: Kate Maberly
 
38.
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Director: Ava DuVernay
 
39.
Legend (????)
Set in a future where North America is split into two warring nations, Day and June are on opposite sides of the battle who uncover a hidden truth about their respective leaders.
 
40.
The Martian Chronicles (????)
When the Earth is headed toward destruction, a group of humans colonize the planet Mars where they clash with the native inhabitants.
 
41.
The Alchemist (????)
A shepherd leaves Spain in search of a treasure in the Egyptian pyramids and meets various spiritual messengers along the way.
“ Base on Paul Coelho's novel. ” - Vforvendetta200
 
42.
The Scorpio Races (????)
Set in a mythical world, riders compete in a race with their water horses.
Director: Matt Sobel
 
45.
Robopocalypse (????)
A sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising.
 
46.
Good Omens (2018 Mini-Series)
A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doom-saying witch. (60 mins.)
“ awesome!!! if it ever gets done. ” - Vforvendetta200
 
47.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (123 mins.)
“ Mockingjay Part 1 ” - Vforvendetta200
 
48.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
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As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance. (137 mins.)
“ Mockingjay Part 2 ” - Vforvendetta200
 
49.
Divergent (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. (139 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
50.
Firestarter (????)
A young girl tries to understand how she mysteriously gained the power to set things on fire with her mind.
Director: Akiva Goldsman
 
51.
Pet Sematary (????)
Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are...
 
53.
Quasimodo (????)
In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
54.
Pirate Latitudes (????)
Jamaica, in 1765 a lone outpost of British power amid Spanish waters in the sun - baked Caribbean. It's capital...
 
55.
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
56.
King of the Elves (????)
A Mississippi man becomes the reluctant ruler of a mythical race of elves after he saves them from a deadly troll.
 
57.
Hansel and Gretel in 3D (????)
An action packed visual FX filled version of the beloved Grimm Brothers' fairy tale in 3D! The film showcases the legendary creatures of German mythology.
 
58.
The Little Mermaid (????)
A young mermaid gives up her life in the sea to love a human prince.
Director: Rebecca Thomas
 
59.
The Witches (????)
Based on Roald Dahl's 1973 classic book 'The Witches', the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!
“ Based on the Children's novel by Roald Dahl ” - Vforvendetta200
 
60.
The Tiger Rising (????)
Director: Ray Giarratana
 
61.
Dawn (2014 Short Film)
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Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. (17 mins.)
Director: Rose McGowan
“ Elie Wiesel ” - Vforvendetta200
 
62.
In Search of the Castaways (????)
Two children search for their father who is lost at sea.
“ Jules Verne ” - Vforvendetta200
 
63.
Tender Is the Night (????)
Set in the 1920s, an American doctor and his wealthy patient travel to the French Riviera where they surround themselves with their circle of friends and become entwined in a complicated love triangle.
Stars: Moira Kaye
“  F. Scott Fitzgerald ” - Vforvendetta200
 
64.
The Heart of a Knight (????)
A young knight's quest to understand the relationship between Knights and their Ladies - what is true love? - and learns how to become a great Knight of the Round Table.
“  John Steinbeck ” - Vforvendetta200
 
65.
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder. (90 mins.)
Director: Jo Kastner
“ Mark Twain ” - Vforvendetta200
 
66.
The Adventures of Huck Finn (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder. (99 mins.)
 
67.
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each other. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever. (113 mins.)
Director: Carlo Carlei
 
68.
As I Lay Dying (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson. (110 mins.)
Director: James Franco
“ William Faulkner ” - Vforvendetta200
 
69.
A Long Way Down (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
 
70.
Cat's Cradle (???? TV Movie)
A dangerous substance known as Ice-Nine threatens life on Earth as we know it.
 
71.
Larklight (????)
Larklight is the first in a Victorian-era space adventure trilogy in which a brother and sister team with a band of renegade space pirates to save the world from destruction at the hands of a madman.
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
72.
The Forever War (????)
An elite task force returns home after a brief interstellar military operation, but discovers that 20 years have passed and the planet they once knew is completely different. Based on Joe Haldeman's 1974 novel "The Forever War".
 
73.
Old Man's War (????)
On his 75th birthday, John Perry visited his wife's grave, and joined the army. Humans have made it to the stars...
 
74.
Suite Française (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier. (107 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
75.
Winter's Tale (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. (118 mins.)
Director: Akiva Goldsman
 
77.
At the Mountains of Madness (????)
A chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition's uncanny discoveries and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization.
 
78.
The Day of the Triffids (????)
An epic tale of mankind's self-annihilation in the wake of a cosmic event leading to global blindness. His legacy in genetic engineering changed the hierarchy of nature, toppling mankind's place atop the world's food chain.
Director: Mike Newell
 
80.
Captain Future (????)
Curtis Newton is raised by intelligent machines in a secret moon base. When the prodigy is discovered by other humans he has to survive his first Space Adventure in order to become the legendary "Captain Future."
 
81.
The Flint Heart (????)
Story centers on a magical amulet that brings power and despair to those who touch it while taking place during a time stretching from the Stone Age to modern day England.
 
82.
Last Man Standing (????)
Set 600 years from now in an alternate universe, an invincible soldier and celebrated war hero named Gabriel is framed for committing a horrible crime and sentenced to serve 9 years in a maximum security prison.
 
83.
The Passage (2017 TV Series)
A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.
Director: Marcos Siega
 
84.
Tunnels (????)
Teenager Will Burrows searches for his father who has disappeared in a mysterious tunnel and stumbles upon a potentially deadly secret. Based on Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams' adventure books by the same name.