Monday, December 12, 2011

Coming Soon...Books in Film

Hollywood is looking to books for many of their upcoming movies; everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss and fairy tales to memoirs, all types of print are meeting celluloid. Below is a list of books and their corresponding movies that you can find at the theater in the next several months!

Book to Movie

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick  -  Hugo (in theaters now)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John le   -  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (opening 12/9/11, limited release)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle  -  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (12/16)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson  -  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (12/21)
The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 1, by Hergé  -  The Adventures of Tintin (12/21)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer  -  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12/25)
We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Changed Their Lives Forever, by Benjamin Mee  -  We Bought a Zoo (12/25)

January 2012:
Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare  -  Coriolanus (opening 1/20)
One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich  -  One for the Money (1/27)
We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver  -  We Need to Talk About Kevin (1/27)

The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill  -  The Woman in Black (opening 2/3)
The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne  -  Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2/10)

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss  -  Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (opening 3/2)
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales: Hänsel and Gretel, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  -  Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (3/2)
A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs  -  John Carter (3/9)
The Raven and Other Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe  -  The Raven (3/9)
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales: Snow-White, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  -  Mirror, Mirror (3/16)
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins  -  The Hunger Games (3/23)

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers (Volume 1), by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby  -  The Avengers (opening 5/4)

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales: Snow-White, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  -  Snow White and the Huntsman (opening 6/1)
The Classic Fairy Tales: Jack the Giant Killer, by Iona and Peter Opie  -  Jack the Giant Killer (6/15)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith  -  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (6/22)

Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man: Vol. 1, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko  -  The Amazing Spider-Man (opening 7/6)
Batman Chronicles: Volume 1, by Bill Finger and Bob Kane  -  The Dark Knight Rises (7/20)


  1. Very helpful post! For Le Carre fans who can't wait for the movie version of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," or want a longer version to watch, the library has the truly great TV miniseries of that novel on videocassette and DVD (in Evergreen at

  2. Local Le Carre fans may need the library's BBC version of the movie; it looks like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy may only receive a limited release in the US.

    Another heads-up for HMMPL patrons: we no longer have a VHS copy of the miniseries, just the DVD.


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