Movies Based on Books, Winter 2014 (January - March)

If you're wondering what films based on books will release between January and March 2014, BookBrowse has the answer! Check them out here in release date order (based on USA opening dates).

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box

Starring: Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill

Director: Jonathan Newman

Opens: January 10, 2014

Summary: Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic. Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth - but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box!

Based on the 2008 YA novel Mariah Mundi by GP Taylor.

Rated: PG



I, Frankenstein

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto

Director: Stuart Beattie

Opens: January 24, 2014

Summary: Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

Based on the graphic novel I, Frankenstein by Kevin Grevioux.

Rated: PG-13





Labor Day

Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith

Director: Jason Reitman

Opens: January 31, 2014

Summary: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

Based on the 2009 coming of age novel of the same name by author Joyce Maynard.

Rated: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.2



The Monuments Men

Starring: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon
Director: George Clooney
Opens: February 7, 2014

Summary: In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them

Based on Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel

Audience Rating: Not yet rated



Winter's Tale

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe

Director: Akiva Goldsman

Opens: February 14 in the USA (and 20+ other countries near the same time)

Summary: A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Mark Helprin.

Rated: PG 13



Vampire Academy

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky

Director: Mark Waters

Opens: February 14, 2014

Summary: Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir: half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi - peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.

Based on fantasy writer Richelle Mead's young adult Vampire Academy series.

Not yet rated



Divergent

Starring: Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Theo James

Director: Neil Burger

Opens: March 21 in the USA

Summary: Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in an effort to seize control of their divided society.

Based on the 2011 young adult novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. It is the first in a trilogy.

Not yet rated.



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