Nine books being made into films in 2016

19th January 2016 Off By Sophie Dishman

Northern Lights has compiled a list of nine books being made into films in 2016. Here’s the ones we think you should read before watching the film adaptation. 

1.The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff – The book is a fictionalised version of events inspired by a true story. It tells the tale of Lili Elbe, who was one of the first recipients identified as having had sexual reassignment surgery. It also follows her being the star of her wife’s famous paintings. The film is out now!

2.Room by Emma Donoghue – The story follows 5-year-old Jack who has born in and grew up in a room where he and his mum live. He hides in the wardrobe when Old Nick comes to visit as he’s held his mum captive there for seven years. The pair plan to escape but they aren’t prepared for their plan to work out. The film is out now!

3.The 5th Wave by Rick Yance – 16-year old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world that has been invaded by aliens. She is one of the last survivors on the planet. Cassie wants to save Sam, her 5-year-old brother from a training camp established by the aliens. The reason for the alien’s desire to inhabit the planet has a lot to do with humanity itself. The film is out on January 22.

4.Allegiant by Veronica Roth – This book is the final book in the Divergent trilogy. It is told from a dual perspective by Tris and Tobias. Tris manages to escape the faction-based society she was a part of. She battles to comprehend human nature and herself while facing difficult choices. The film is out on March 11.

5.The BFG by Roald Dahl – Everyone’s favourite Big Friendly Giant (BFG) is coming to cinema screens. The classic novel follows a girl named Sophie and the BFG as they set out to rid the city of monsters. The film is out on July 22.

6.The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins – One of the top books of last year is set to be made into a film. The novel looks in on the protagonist Rachel as she catches the same train every morning. She sees something shocking and now everything has changed. Rachel has a chance to become a part of the live’s she’s only watched from afar. The film is out on October 7.

7.A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – The book follows a boy named Conor. Ever since his mother fell ill, he has had the same dream every night when he falls asleep. One night, there’s a visitor at his window that wants the truth. The film is out on October 21. 

8.The Circle by Dave Eggers – Mae is hired to work for the Circle. The Circle is a powerful internet company that links users’ personal emails, social media and finances with their universal operating system. Her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. The film will be released this year, although no date has been specified yet!

9.The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R Carey – The story follows Melanie, a girl with special powers. She waits in her cell to be collected for class. A gun is pointed at her whilst she is strapped into her wheelchair. The film will be released this year, although no date has been specified yet!

What film are you looking forward to the most? Let us know @North_LightsNE.