Saturday, August 25, 2012

Read the Book... Watch the Film

Here's to exciting days ahead as many great books find their way to the big screen.  Several books-to-film are already generating Oscar buzz though all we can find are a couple of trailers on YouTube. Go figure...

Now Showing
Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
Robert Pattinson as a Wall Street master of the universe in freefall.

The Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader
After Robert Ludlum's death, Lustbader took over the franchise. In the film, Jeremy Renner is the new Matt Damon, er... Jason Bourne.

September 14
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Everyone's favorite summer reading selection now featuring Harry Potter favorite, Emma Watson, as a spot-on American teen.

October 12
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The objectivist classic gets its long-awaited Part 2 film treatment.

October 19th
Killing Them Softly (Originally Cogan's Trade) by George V. Higgins
Brad Pitt plays a hitman on the trail of two hoodlums who've robbed the wrong people. Tyler Perry also takes a turn as Alex Cross, the guy from James Patterson's thrillers.

November 16
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The tenth or so adaptation (Jane Eyre anyone?), this one with Keira Knightley and Jude Law. Let's not forget Breaking Dawn, Part 2 from the Twilight Saga series.

November 21
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Martel's beloved novel won 2002's Man Booker Prize.

December 14
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dueling blockbusters...