The most awaited movie adaptations of 2015

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The quantum of adaptations we saw this year made it feel like a celebration: If I Stay, This is Where I Leave You, The Fault in our Stars, Divergent, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Book Thief, Gone Girl, A Long Way Down, The Giver, Vampire Academy, The Best of Me. Indeed it was a time to grab your bucket of popcorn and bag of chips and revel in the happiness of watching your favourite characters come alive in flesh and blood (on-screen, duh). Fandoms were ecstatic, and young-adult fiction readers were on cloud nine. Even though bibliophiles are usually fretting over how the adaptations couldn’t live upto the book, this year even they welcomed the movies with open arms. Which brings us to the question: will 2015 be able to live up to the high standards set by 2014? We are no clairvoyants but we do have some hope in the following:

Fifty Shades Of Grey

Yes, we all know of the trilogy by EL James, which elicited extreme responses from its readers. You are either too much into it, or you loathe every word with the fire of a thousand suns. Explicit content, BDSM and lengthy scenes had forced many avid readers to drop the book halfway, making it one of the most abandoned book, according to a Goodreads survey. But with the trailers set to the voice of Beyoncé, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as the main cast, hopes have been set very high, making it one of the most anticipated valentine release.


May the odds be ever in your favor, more so, because this year will witness the end of the Hunger Games as we know it. True, there have been rumors about an extension, but the books end here. So, lo and behold, the tragic end of an epic series. Jennifer Lawrence has won us already, the question is: who has won her? Will Katniss choose Peeta or Gale? Wait and watch.


Another epic trilogy, Divergent by Veronica Roth stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James in its cinematic adaptation. The fandoms are ecstatic, yet again.

Paper Towns

If you like John Green, you will not miss this come June. Paper Towns is a story of a friend searching for his neighbor-cum-crush. This girl happens to be Margo Roth Spiegelman, a self-proclaimed paper girl. The concept and plot will blow you away, that is for sure. Green is often posting his pictures on the set of the film starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne in the lead roles. We hope he is also making sure that the film is just as insightful as the novel.

Dark Places

If you liked Gone Girl, here is another one from Gillian Flynn. The plot is summarized as a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child, forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Hold your breath for another chilling and intense work being transported to the celluloid.

Also lined up are Fallen, Frankenstein, Silence, Inherent Vice, Child 44, The Martian, fueling our hope for yet another year of varied movie adaptations.

With a ginormous appetite for books, she is the kind of person who experiences Book Hangovers way too often. An unabashed fangirl, unbeatable optimist, movie-buff, art-lover, are some of the phrases that define her. In some alternate universe, she feeds on Mac and cheese every living moment. She actually fell in love at first sight: with big words. She can be found sipping coffee in the lawns of IP College, contemplating some quote she read somewhere, when not attending her commerce lectures. Drop her a mail at [email protected]. She’d prefer a tweet @kritika_n_books, though.

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