Book adaptations can be pretty hit and miss, so when a movie is made of one of your favourite books it’s always a difficult decision whether or not to see it. The movie of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls is being released later this year and the first full trailer for the movie has just been released. It looks absolutely amazing! It looks like it will be true to the book and have the same tone. Patrick Ness actually wrote the screenplay so that should help with the authenticity of the movie. If you haven’t read the book I highly recommend it, but then I’m a huge Patrick Ness fan so I may be biased.
A Monster Calls is my most anticipated book adaptation of 2016. I got all choked up watching the trailer so I will probably need to take tissues.
Check out the full trailer below:
Disney and Steven Spielberg are making a new movie version of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. It’s a mixture of CGI and live action and it’s due out in mid-2016. Check out the teaser trailer below:
I am so excited to be able to share the teaser trailer for the movie of A Monster Calls. The movie is based on the book written by Patrick Ness, which came from an idea by Siobhan Dowd. I absolutely love this book and the trailer certainly looks amazing. Liam Neeson seems to be perfect for the voice of the monster.
A Monster Calls is due for release next October. It can’t come soon enough!
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, the movie directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon based on the young adult book by Jesse Andrews is out in cinemas now. I think it looks great and I can’t wait to see it.
This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death.
It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.
This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life.
To celebrate the release of the movie Allen and Unwin have kindly given me 2 double passes to give away.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Megan and Eibhlin and Saoirse.
If you haven’t seen the trailer for the movie check it out here:
How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff’s debut YA novel. I fell in love with Meg’s writing as soon as I started How I Live Now and I’ve read all of her books since then. Each one is incredibly unique and you never quite know what to expect when you pick up her next book.
How I Live Now is not due out until early 2014 in NZ but I can’t wait to see it.
The Beautiful Creatures movie, based on the first book in the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, is out in New Zealand now. I haven’t read the books but I went to the movie today and loved it so much that I immediately want to go and get all the books in the series. The cast and the story was great so I highly recommend the movie.
I’d be interested to know, if you’ve read the books and seen the movie, how do they compare?
Jenny Downham is one of my favourite authors and her book Before I Die, about a girl with terminal cancer has been made into a movie called Now is Good, starring Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine (Joey’s master from the War Horse movie). I’m not sure when it’s due out in NZ but I’d love to see it.
One of my favourite Dr. Seuss books is The Lorax so you can imagine how excited I was when I found out they were making a movie of the book (I love the movie of The Grinch and Cat in the Hat). The movie is released in NZ next Thursday (29 March) and I have a Lorax prize pack to give away, including a copy of the eco-edition of the book, a Hoyts movie pass, and a recycled paper notebook.
Thanks to everyone who entered this competition. The winner is Stephanie.
Can’t wait to see this! The other movies have been great so far. In New Zealand cinemas Thursday 3rd December 2010