Some films to look forward to

It’s an exciting year for film adaptations of books. Here are some that library staff are eagerly awaiting.

Next month will bring the first of the Hunger Games films, from the thrilling book trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Collins also wrote the screenplay, and the actors are signed onto a four-film contract so it looks like the third film might be in two parts.

Stephen has been waiting for the Avengers film, due for release in May. “After almost 5 years of build-up, Marvel’s team-up spectacular is almost upon us. Directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and with a stellar cast, I have very high expectations of this one!” Check out the graphic novel series on our catalogue.

Another comic book-based film to look forward to is The Dark Knight Rises, which is due out in July. This film takes inspiration from the Batman graphic novel series. And it features Anne Hathaway as Catwoman!

The Hobbit Part I is due for release in December. This two-part film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel has an impressive cast and is sure to delight fans of the Lord of the Rings series.

What book would you like to see made into a film?