From Page to Screen: Upcoming Movie Adaptations from Famous Filmmakers

As the film year comes to a close and Oscar season heats up, we have our eyes set on three movie adaptations of popular books that will soon arrive in American theaters.

First, scheduled to come out on November 16 is Joe Wright’s (director of AtonementPride & Prejudice) adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley in the title role.

The film looks visually stunning, and with Wright’s pedigree, it should be good. Trailer.

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On November 21, Oscar contender Life of Pi, directed by Academy Award winner Ang Lee (director of Brokeback MountainCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), is set to be released. The novel sounds practically unfilmable:

Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck, while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with aBengal tiger.

However, the  buzz about the film is only building. Trailer.

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Finally, Peter Jackson’s (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong) long-awaited adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit debuts on December 14.

After The Lord of the Rings films seized audiences’ hearts around the world, Jackson has a tough act to follow! Trailer.


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