If you enjoy seeing your favorite books interpreted in film, or just enjoy a good movie, there are a number to look forward to between July and September 2014 including films based on Jane Mendelsohn's Innocence, Lois Lowry's The Giver, Gayle Forman's If I Stay and Alan Snow's Ratbridge Chronicles series.
Read on for brief descriptions and trailers (and please be patient as the page will likely take a few seconds to load due to the multiple videos).
Starring: Frank Harts, Michael Gaston, Justin Theroux
Opens: HBO Pilot June 29
Summary: Across the world millions have disappeared in a Rapture-like event. The people left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton must begin to rebuild their lives after the loss of more than 100 in their community.
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis
Director: Thomas Carter
Opens: August 22, 2014 in USA and some other countries during Aug/Sept
Summary: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Opens: August 22, 2014 in USA, and many other countries during late Aug and Sept
Summary: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.
Starring: Tom Hardy, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Noomi Rapace
Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Opens: Sept 12, 2014 in USA
Summary: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Based on Animal Rescue, a short story by Dennis Lehane (screenplay also by Lehane)
Starring: Eric Allan Kramer, Rob Morrow, Stephen Tobolowsky
Director: James Manera
Opens: September 12, 2014 in USA
Summary: Approaching collapse, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive. While crime and fear take over the countryside, the last remaining entrepreneurs, who fuel the deteriorating economy, continue to vanish mysteriously and leave behind a wake of despair.