2015 is a big year for movies, especially book to film adaptations. Here are some of the most anticipated, and make sure to read the book first!
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer
Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Bosworth
Now playing in select theatres, this move is about Alice Howland, a happily married college professor who is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s. Her relationship with her family and friends are put under the test, as she struggles to stay as who she was.
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Lily James, Kate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell, and Richard Madden
After Ella’s father dies, she must obey her heartless stepmother and sisters and became their personal slaves. It isn’t until the invitation of attending a ball, that she can hope to reunite with the charming stranger she met in the woods. Despite being forbidden by her stepmother, she is helped by a kind beggar with magical abilities. This live-action version of the renowned classic releases March 13.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, and Miles Teller
In the sequel to Divergent, Tris and Four are on the run from Jeanine and the rest of the Erudite faction. Tris must find the information the Abnegation have protected for decades. Tris faces challenge after challenge, fighting her own problems, as she discovers the secrets of the past, and what lies for the future. This film will be in theatres March 20.
The Longest Ride By Nicholas Sparks
Directed by: George Tillman Jr.
Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Alan Alda, Lolita Davidovich
The Longest Ride focuses on star-crossed lovers Luke and Sophia. After many twists and turns in their relationship, they make a connection with Ira, a man whose wisdom and experiences with love spans decades. This heartfelt romance is set to release April 10.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Tom Hiddleston
Technically, The Avengers is an adaption from a comic book, which is still a book-to-film adaptation. When Tony Stark tries to restart a peacekeeping program, things go terribly wrong and the Avengers must reassemble to stop the Ultron from wreaking havoc and destruction.
This action-packed film will be released May 1.
Paper Towns by John Green
Directed by: Jake Schreier
Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith, Austin Abrams, Halston Stage
Quentin Jacobsen has always been in love with the bold Margo Spiegelman. After she mysteriously disappears the day after their late night adventure, Quentin and his friends embark to find her. Paper Towns is coming out on June 5, to an audience of eager fans.
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Douglas Smith
In the fifth Terminator movie, Kyle Reese goes back in time to rescue Sarah Connor. He discovers that she has been trained as a soldier by the Terminator guardian in a different timeline
This highly anticipated movie will be out July 1.
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell,
Scott Lang must help his mentor Dr Hank Pym protect the technology that allows an individual to shrink and increase in strength, and communicate telepathically with insects.Together they must conceive a plan to save the world. Ant-Man will be released on July 17.
The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Directed by: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Kaya Scodelario
Set to release September 18, the sequel to the popular film The Maze Runner follows the Gladers after escaping the maze as they discover and navigate the outside world, which poses its own unique challenges.
Victor Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, and Mark Gatiss
Viktor Frankenstein is an upcoming horror film, told from the perspective of Igor. We see Igor deal with his own unique challenges, and how his relationship with medical student Viktor develops. This unique twist on the classic tale will be in theatres October 2.
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Directed by: Ron Howard
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Benjamin Walker, and Charlotte Riley
In this biographical thriller, the sinking of the ship Essex leaves the crew shipwrecked at sea for over 90 days. The crew is pushed to their limits in the struggle to survive. Based on the true story that inspired Moby Dick, this film will be in theatres December 11.