Wondering what books will be made into movies in 2012? Here's the scoop on some of the biggest movies based on books.
'One for the Money'
St. Martin's Press
Janet Evanovich's series about Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum tops the bestsellers lists every year. Each book has a number in the title. Evanovich knows how to do beach reading, and now her fans will get to see their favorite heroine in a summer movie. One for the Money, starring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum, was released in January.
Random House Children's Books
Dr. Seuss' 1971 environmentalist tale about "The Lorax who speaks for the trees" is coming to theaters in March. Voices in this animated feature include Danny Devito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Betty White and Rob Riggle.
'The Hunger Games'
It seems as if every new cast member that was announced for The Hunger Games movie got a new story in entertainment magazines. Perhaps that's because the books are fantastic, and the world couldn't wait to see it on the big screen. The first movie was released in March 2012.
'The Lucky One'
Grand Central Publishing
is back with another heart-wrenching romance like his fans have come to love. The Lucky One
is an adaptation of Sparks' 2008 novel by the same name. It is the story of a man who finds a picture of a woman and then tries to find the woman because he thinks the picture is bringing him luck. The Lucky One
hit theaters April 20.
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith turns the life of one of America's most respected presidents into a Gothic nightmare. Funny? Gross? Probably depends on your sense of humor. There is enough of a following for this book, though, to turn it into a movie. The film version of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was released June 22, 2012.
Don Delillo's 2003 novel, Cosmopolis
, is now a major motion picture starring Robert Pattinson. Cosmopolis
is a long way from Twilight
. It is the story of a Wall Street king taking a 24 hour ride across town and the ways his life unravels during that time. Cosmospolis
was released in August 2012.
is based on James Patterson's 2006 novel, Cross
. Previous Alex Cross books turned movie include Kiss the Girls
and Along Came a Spider
. Morgan Freeman played the detective in those movies, but Tyler Perry is taking on the role in Alex Cross
, which hit theaters in October.
by David Mitchell begins in 1850 and moves across time to the future, abruptly stopping the stories in each time period and moving to the next and then back again until it becomes clear how the characters and stories are related. The movie adaptation of the book stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. It will be released on October 26.
'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'
There is no need to announce this one! If you've seen Twilight
, New Moon
and Breaking Dawn - Part 1
, you surely know that the last movie in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga
is due out on November 16, 2012.
'Life of Pi'
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Yann Martel's 2001 bestseller, Life of Pi
, is finally coming to the big screen. Over the years, there were rumors that a number of different directors -- Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alfonso Cuarón and M. Night Shyamalan -- but the film is finally being made by Ang Lee. The movie will be 3D and will be released in December.
Lord of the Rings
fans rejoice! The Hobbit
is finally here and includes much of the cast from the original Lord of the Rings
trilogy. Set for release in December, The Hobbit
is already anticipated to be one of the biggest movies of the year.
Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher in the adaptation of Lee Child's bestselling novel, One Shot, which hits theaters December 21.