The new year has started so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2016! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.
Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (January 5th, 2016). If a book was not mentioned in the media before in those lists – as far as I have seen – I have written New to the list beneath the title to make it clear. If I write …As in…means the author(s) of the book wrote a … kind of book.
The list sorted by release date
January 2016 – Total = 6 films
14th, The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff
21th, Legend – John Pearson New to the list!
21th, The Big Short – Michael Lewis New to the list!
28th, The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
28th, The Revenant – Michael Punke New to the list! And partly based on the novel.
28th, The Finest Hours – Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias New to the list!
My book review of “De Lege Stad [NL] / The Empty City [EN]” written by Simone van der Vlugt
In my view…
This is another historical novel written by Simone van der Vlugt. But this time the history is a bit closer. The story takes place just before, during and shortly after the World War II. It is all focused on a woman living in Rotterdam with her family and friends. This town, Rotterdam, the city where I live now, 70 years later after the end of the war. The city has still its antebellum characteristics. Which makes this books beautiful because it is really good imaginable how the people lived through those hard years.
My book review of “De Gids [NL] / The Guide [EN]” written by Margreet Maljers
In my view…
This book tells it’s story during the World War II. The year is 1939 and the main character Elja van Lier is only 18 years young. Family plays a major role in her daily life and she sees many new faces and get to know some of them better. Resistance, hiding and the ordinary person who is more and more suffering by the war.
In my view… An historic true film about the World War II, but a different one than you mostly expect when somebody says: a film about the World War II. Most of the times you expect fighting soldiers, the smoke of the guns, the huge tanks in the narrow streets of the old towns, bunkers, submarine dramas and sharp sound of falling bombs out of the sky from swift airplanes. But no, this film is not focussing on that. The film is based on the real-life story of Alan Turing, a genius cryptanalyst whose job is during the war to solve the messenger code of the Germans called Enigma.