Since the inception of cinema, filmmakers have had a penchant for recreating literary favorites — and our current cinema climate is no different. It seems like every time we turn around there is another book-to-film story preparing to make its way to the big screen. This year will see quite a few films based on books, from Gone Girl to The Giver to the next Coen brothers project, and we’ve outlined most of them for you, below. Which ones will make your must-see list?
With two adaptations on our list, Gillian Flynn’s 2014 is shaping up to be a big one so far. The remake of her 2012 bestseller stars Ben Affleck as the husband under suspicion after his wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary.
Director: David Fincher
Author: Gillian Flynn
Release date: October 3, 2014