We’re a big fan of book to movie adaptations here at Novel Novice — and while 2012 was a good year for that, 2013 looks to be even more amazing. Sure, two of our favorite franchises have bid farewell (Harry Potter, we miss you! And The Twilight Saga has only DVD releases left), but there is SO much more excitement ahead for fans of books, and YA in particular. (Plus, let’s not forget those oh-so-amazing comic book franchises!!) Here’s a look at some of the movie adaptations we’re most excited about in 2013!
Called a “zom-rom-com” (Zombie Romantic Comedy), Warm Bodies is based on the best-selling novel by Isaac Marion. Though published as an adult title, it has had huge success with YA audiences.
Based on the best-selling YA series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Another Nicholas Sparks adaptation. If you’re into that sort of thing.
Based on Stephen King’s cult classic, this updated remake features Chloe Moretz in the role previously made famous by Sissy Spacek.
The OTHER novel by Stephenie Meyer (of Twilight fame). This is Meyer’s take on a body-snatchers type Sci-Fi storyline, packed with action and romance. I was a huge fan of this book, and hope she follows-up with some sequels soon!
Iron Man 3
A dark-looking follow-up to The Avengers, and the latest movie in Marvel’s on-going franchise based on the classic comic books.
The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann’s lavish adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved classic features an all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan.
Man of Steel
The classic DC comic book superhero Superman gets a grittier reboot in this new adaptation featuring Henry Cavil as Clark Kent.
World War Z
Zombies. War. Brad Pitt. Based on the best-selling (adult) novel by Max Brooks.
From Marvel’s other franchise, this is another chapter in the X-Men universe featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine character.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The second movie based on the best-selling Percy Jackson series.
City of Bones
The first adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling series, The Mortal Instruments.
A new twist on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this time based off a comic book series that pits the monster in a battle between two immortal clans.
An adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s beloved science fiction novel, featuring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley & more.
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel’s Avengers universe continues with this sequel to Thor (and, presumably, another continuation after the events of The Avengers).
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games sequel. ‘Nuff said.
Disney’s latest animated adventure is a new twist on the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of the Snow Queen.
For the comments: Which adaptations are YOU most excited about in 2013?