Books have been made into movies for years. There was Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice and multiple classics that are still being remade to this day. Only until the past decade has it become a trend to for young adult books to be put on to film, for instane the Harry Potter series. Since then, books such as the twilight series and those by Nicholas Sparks have hit the big screen, but that’s just the beginning. Books have also become popular prime time series. So far The Vampire Diaries by L.J.Smith, The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar, and Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard are the main ones that have made it to the silver screen although it too is an ever growing trend.
So what does this mean for authors? For J.K. Rowling it meant that she became the first billionaire author in the world. But that is a stretch of reality for most authors. Most, although their income will increase with the rights of their books sold to movie producers, won’t be making that kind of money. What they get is the chance to see their books brought to life and an increased fan base. It used to be that it was a rarity for books to be transferred to film but it’s becoming more popular everyday giving some authors more hope that they too with get to see their stories brought to life.
- The movie already has a fan base which means that there will be people interested in seeing it.
- Fans of beloved books always want to see it produce on film.
- By making a book into a movie, it introduces fans to the books. (Lots of people began reading the twilight books after it was made into a movie)
- Movies always leave off parts of the books.
- Movies always add stuff that wasn’t in the books. (example: the Weasley house burning down in the movie of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)
- Movies are rarel yas good as the books if you’ve read them first.
Upcoming books that are being made into movies/tv shows:
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
- The Hunger Games by Susanne Collins
- Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
- The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith
So what do you guys think about all of these books being brought over to film? Are you going to read any of these books before they hit the big/silver screen?