Most-Anticipated Book to Movie Adaptations of 2013

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We’re a big fan of book to movie adaptations here at Novel Novice — and while 2013 movies2012 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!

Warm Bodies
February 1st

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.

Beautiful Creatures
February 13th

Based on the best-selling YA series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Safe Haven
February 14th

Another Nicholas Sparks adaptation. If you’re into that sort of thing.

March 15th

Based on Stephen King’s cult classic, this updated remake features Chloe Moretz in the role previously made famous by Sissy Spacek.

The Host
March 29th

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
May 3rd

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
May 10th

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
June 14th

The classic DC comic book superhero Superman gets a grittier reboot in this new adaptation featuring Henry Cavil as Clark Kent.

World War Z
June 21st

Zombies. War. Brad Pitt. Based on the best-selling (adult) novel by Max Brooks.

The Wolverine
July 26th

From Marvel’s other franchise, this is another chapter in the X-Men universe featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine character.

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
August 16th

The second movie based on the best-selling Percy Jackson series.

City of Bones
August 23rd

The first adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling series, The Mortal Instruments.

I, Frankenstein
September 13th

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.

Ender’s Game
November 1st

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
November 8th

Marvel’s Avengers universe continues with this sequel to Thor (and, presumably, another continuation after the events of The Avengers).

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
November 22nd

The Hunger Games sequel. ‘Nuff said.

November 27th

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?

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  1. ENDER’S GAME!!!

    I was just talking about this with my sister the other day. I’m pretty ecstatic for everything you just mentioned, but I’ve been waiting for an Ender’s Game movie for a looooong time.

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