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Instead of coming up with brand new ideas, many Hollywood producers are turning to popular books to decide on what they should bring to the big screen. A lot of the time, these book-turned-movies end up being huge hits when they do make it to theaters – The Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter, for example. All three of these movie series stemmed from a series of books, allowing for their popularity to grow once fans were able to watch the book play out in front of them.
While turning books into movies has proven to be successful, there are downsides to basing a film off of a novel. We have seen many films that do not do get the attention the well-written books deserve – including Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, Alice Sebold’s Confessions of a Shopaholic, and Sophie Kinsella’s The Lovely Bones.
That doesn’t stop filmmakers, though, who already have a large lineup of books that are currently being made into movies; here are our top 10 books that are soon-to-be films!