Seen the movie or read the book?

 It is an age old argument – is the book better than the  movie? One that will not be answered today. This post is simply to say there are some great movies and some not so great movies out there that are based on some of our favourite books. Some of these are due out soon and some due out or rumoured for next year. Leave a comment if you know of others that are due out soon or tell us which ones you are looking forward to the most.

Coming soon

 The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is a wonderful story told with both text and beautiful illustrations. Read all about the author, Brian Selznick and the story on this great website. 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret movie – directed by Martin Scorsese – starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn by Herge

Due for release 2012 or rumoured for 2012/2013

The hunger games by Suzanne Collins

World War Z by Max Brooks      

The hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien      

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Tinker, Tailor soldier spy by John la Care


The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Tomorrow, When the War Began 2 (The dead of the night) by John Marsden

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Septimus Heap: Magyk by Angie Sage

Forest of hands and teeth by Carrie Ryan

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

The passage by Justin Cronin

The Maze runner by James Dashner

See the list below to read about movie releases in the last couple of years that you may have not have realised were based on books


Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Lincoln lawyer by Michael Connelly

127 hours by Aaron Ralston

Cowboys and Aliens by Fred Van Lente

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2) by JK Rowling


Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Scott Pilgrim Versus The World by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Percy Jackson and the lightening thief by Rick Riordan

I am number four by Pitticus Lore

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1) by JK Rowling

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer


Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Watchmen by Alan Moore

The road by Cormac McCarthy

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


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