The Book Thief - November 15, 2013
I am so excited for this movie I almost wrote this sentence in caps because of it but thought against it because my rambling and exclamation points could do just as decent/annoying a job of showing my enthusiasm!!! Although the movie is out in a couple of months, there's no trailer that I've seen, but USA Today released a set of photos. The one I posted is by far the most adorable, but the other five show some of the sadness involved in most of the story. I think this movie will do very well since the book is still insanely (and rightfully) popular, and I'm just hoping it's really good too. I'm mostly worried about how Death will be integrated, but I'm excited too.
The Maze Runner - February 14, 2014
I've had this book since it came out, but I haven't managed to get around to reading it quite yet. I know people both online and off who love it, though. Of all the in-progress adaptations I've come across, I think this one has most of a chance of getting the sequel produced. I feel like it will go the Percy Jackson route-- the first one will make just enough money so the studio produces the next one, even though the first isn't the runaway success they hoped for. I'm not sure if I will go see it, but I will surely watch more videos of the cast being silly.
Divergent - March 21, 2014
The more I think about Divergent, the less sense it makes. I understand it takes place in a dystopian world based on five factions, with people separated by personality. But the whole premise is that there's a girl whose personality doesn't fit into one spot-- and, like, duh? Why wasn't that a problem before Tris showed up? Was she really the first to rebel against this faction system? Aren't there a million Divergents running around? Maybe I should read the rest of the series to find out these answers. I don't know if that would make the series make any more sense to me, but hopefully, since the movie looks a bit ridiculous too. I don't think the movie will make enough money or get enough attention to warrant adapting the sequel, but I'm sure it will do fine enough.
The Fault in Our Stars - 2014
I understand the hype for this book even though I never managed to fully connect with it myself. The movie will be an indie darling, and the internet (mostly tumblr) will be exploding with love and excitement even months after it's released. I will see it, I will find it enjoyable but overrated, and I will hate seeing it all over the internet, because I am unbearably cynical and difficult to please.
Fallen - 2014
The two leads of this were just cast, and I didn't even know it was set to be adapted. Which makes sense, considering I've never read the book and know myself well enough to know that I would probably not enjoy it. I never saw the sequels to the book as much as I saw Fallen around the internet, so I'm skeptical about how well the movie will do (assuming they continue to go forward with it).
If I Stay - unknown release date
I loved this book, but I'm not sure how they'd translate it to screen. It could be beautiful if done well, so I remain hopeful that it will actually make it to theaters. Only a couple people have been cast, and I really don't care Chloe Moretz, who is set to play Mia, but I'll remain optimistic. At this point, I just hope it's made, since having a cast doesn't really mean anything-- remember when Selena Gomez was set to star in Thirteen Reasons Why?