Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.
If you’ve been following along the blog for a while, you may already know that I love to watch book to movie adaptations. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised and other times I shake my head and wonder why I put myself through the torture of having a favourite book completely ruined. However, I do really enjoy a great film and I think that curiosity will always keep me heading back to the theatre. There are some pretty amazing films coming out next year that are being adapted from some fantastic books that range from YA to fairly tales. Read on to find out what you can look forward to in 2017!
A Monster Calls: Releases January 6, 2017
A Monster Calls was originally supposed to come to theatres last fall, but the release date has been pushed back to January. It is one that I plan on reading over the holidays before it hits the screen. I have a feeling it will require a large box of tissues.
Beauty and the Beast: Releases March 17, 2017
I am so stoked for this one! First of all, the whole live action concept is so fascinating to me. Also, Emma Watson is portraying Belle and I think that she will fit this role perfectly. It will be interesting to see how closely the film sticks to the original story.
Before I Fall: Releases March, 3 2017
I listened to the audiobook of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver this past summer and I loved it so much! It sort of has a Groundhog Day feel to it and I love how the main character transforms throughout the process of reenacting the same day over and over again. Needless to say, this is one of my most anticipated book to movie releases of the year!
A Little Mermaid Releases in 2017 (TBD)
While there is no official trailer or date set for the adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, I can already tell that this will be epic! Chloë Grace Moretz was to originally star in the film, but there are still some amazing actors in this retelling. William Moseley and Shirley MacLaine are sure to bring some sparkle to this movie and I simply cannot wait for it!
Wonder: Releases November 17, 2017
I am ashamed to admit that I have still not read this book yet. I have heard nothing short of amazing about R.J. Palacio’s inspiring book, Wonder. One that is sure to enlighten and entertain us, this story tells about an incredible boy with a facial deformity.
Everything, Everything: Releases May 19, 2017
Nicola Yoon‘s Everything, Everything is another YA novel that I am very thrilled to see make an appearance on the screen. I enjoyed this book immensely and I just know that it going to be fantastic, as the main character is a book blogger and she is such a wonderfully, relatable protagonist. This unique story is sure to be a summer hit at the box office!
Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost: Releases 2017 (TBD)
Another classic that I really need to start reading soon. Although there is no set release date, I am hoping that this one releases close to Hallowe’en. It’s all about a ghost and is chalk full of satire according to Goodreads. I think that it would be the perfect book to read for the fall season and top it off with a trip to the movies.