From Bookshelf to Box Office in 2014
Four anticipated adaptations we’re excited about seeing on the big screen this year!
2014 has kicked off with a bang! Some of the biggest thrillers to grace our bookshelves over the last few years are in production and coming to a big silver screen near you this year. We take a look at the best of the best and which movies in 2014 will tempt us to leave home and visit the popcorn palaces to catch them before they hit DVD!
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit based on characters by Tom Clancy
No specific book here but the Jack Ryan character was created by Tom Clancy and this movie is a broader adaptation of his works, most specifically using the characters, Jack Ryan and Cathy Muller. Not the first instance of a Clancy adaptation – who could forget the fantastic Hunt for Red October – this guarantees to be just as thrilling and action-packed and stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightly, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh who also directs.
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
Based on a WWII true story, The Monuments Men tells the tale of a group of art historians and museum curators who left their careers to join the Western Allied armed forces. They faced a race against time to save the world’s greatest cultural treasures from destruction at the hands of Nazi fanatics. Starring Matt Damon, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and a wealth of supporting talent, this movie tells a fascinating story.
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson
One of the most iconic book jackets of a crime novel ever, Before I Go To Sleep tells the tale of Christine, a woman who has memory loss and her search for the truth and who she can trust. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, this adaptation promises to be as chilling and disturbing as the book. Coming our way in April!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Having recently made the news for rewriting the ending of her novel for the movie, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl originally told the warped tale of Amy and Nick and their dysfunctional relationship. The thriller of the year in 2013, Gone Girl has a small cast of twisted and sociopathic individuals. Love it or hate it, it’s coming to the big screen this Autumn and stars Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck.