If you're wondering what films based on books will release in Summer 2013 (May - August), BookBrowse has the answer! 

The Great Gatsby

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Opened: May 10 in USA (opens in 60+ other countries during May and early June)

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Based on the 1925 novel of the same name by F. Scotts Fitzgerald

Rated: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.8/10


Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles, Josh Hutcherson

Director: Chris Wedge

Opens: May 24 in USA (and 70+ other countries during May and early June)

Summary: A group of bugs call on the mythical Leaf Men to save their garden from the evil Spider Queen.

Based on the children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce

Rated: PG
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.9/10

Man of Steel

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe

Director: Zack Snyder

Opens: June 14 USA (and 40+ other countries in June)

Summary: A young journalist, Clark Kent, is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.

Based on the comic book superhero created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, and first published in 1933.

Rated: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.2/10

World War Z

Starring: Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale, Mireille Enos

Director: Marc Forster

Opens: June 21 in USA (and in about 65+ other countries between June and August)

Summary: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

Based on World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.2/10

The Lone Ranger

Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner

Director: Gore Verbinski

Opens: July 3 in USA (and in about 40 other countries between July and early August)

Summary: Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Based on the 1933 radio show written by Frank Striker, that led to a series of books also written by Striker; and then a TV series, comic books and movies.

Not yet rated
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.8/10

The Wolverine

Starring: Famke Janssen, Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee

Director: James Mangold

Opens: July 26 in USA (and 60+ other contries between late July and August)

Summary: Wolverine makes a voyage to modern-day Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact on his future.

Based on the graphic novel saga wherein Logan goes to Japan and falls in love with a woman who is the daughter of a crime lord. Wolverine first appeared in the final "teaser" panel of The Incredible Hulk in October 1974 written by Len Wein and drawn by Herb Trimpe.

Not yet rated
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.3/10


Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon

Director: Robert Schwentke

Opens: July 19 in USA (and in 20+ countries between July and August)

Summary: A recently murdered cop teams up with a group of undead police officers to find the man who killed him

Based on R.I.P.D. by Peter Lenkov

Not yet rated
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.5/10

Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Opens: August 7 in USA (and 30+ other countries in August)

Summary: In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Based on the second book in Rick Riordan's five book series.

Not yet rated but presumably will be PG, like the first Percy Jackson movie
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5/10


Starring: Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth

Director: Robert Luketic

Opens: August 16 in USA (and in 9 other countries between August and October)

Summary: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Based on Paranoia by Joseph Finder

Not yet rated
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.8/10

Couldn't find a trailer for Paranoia so here is a not very exciting "behind the scenes" video of the filming.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Director: Harald Zwart

Opened: August 23 in USA (and 25+ other countries between August and October)

Summary: When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.

Based on the first volume of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, five volumes of which have been published, with a sixth due to be published in March 2014

Not yet rated
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4/10

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