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Upcoming Movies from Books

Galleycat posted about 5 literary adaptations to look forward to in 2012. Posting here so you have plenty of time to read the books first, if you haven’t. Remember, it’s always a good idea to read the book first! Here they are:

Walt Disney Animation Studios will rerelease Beauty and the Beast in 3D. The film’s story comes from Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont‘s version of the fairy tale called La Belle et la Bête. It arrives in theaters on January 13th.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel to the 2007 film, once again stars Oscar winner Nicholas Cage as the Marvel Comics antihero. The movie comes out on February 17th.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters picks up where the Grimm Brothers left off. It explores the aftermath of how this sibling duo fared following their escapade with a cannibalistic hag. The movie hits theaters on March 2nd.

The Raven, a fictional action-adventure film, stars John Cusack as legendary mystery author Edgar Allan Poe. It’s headed for the big screen on March 9th.

The Hunger Games, arguably the most anticipated adaptation of 2012, adapts the first book in Suzanne Collins‘ popular young-adult trilogy. The movie will be released on March 23rd.

But of course there will be more than those five – and I for one am looking forward to the film adaptations of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi (which will apparently be in 3D….anyone else finding that puzzling?) and of course Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Looking forward to a 2012 release from a book that isn’t mentioned here? Leave a comment.

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