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Based on the Book - Upcoming Movie Adaptations

Where do film makers get such great ideas for their movies? From books, of course! These books are being made into feature films scheduled to come out later this year. Read the book before you see the movie!

Release dates: Now til December 2013.

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World War Z by Max Brooks

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.

The movie adaptation stars Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox.

Movie Release Date: 6/21/2013

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R.I.P.D. by Peter Lenkov

This graphic novel tells the story of a recently killed cop who joins the Rest In Peace Department, a team of undead police officers, and hunts down his murderer.

Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges star in this adaptation that also features Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker.

Movie Release Date: 7/19/2013

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The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

A teen novel about a hard-partying high school senior who rethinks his philosophy on life when he starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate.

Winner of a Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.

Movie Release Date: 8/2/2013

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The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

In this sequel to The Lightning Thief, demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp.

The second movie in the series, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" stars Logan Lerman as Percy.

Movie Release Date: 8/7/2013

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Austenland by Shannon Hale

A thirty-something American woman obsessed with Mr. Darcy from the BBC's "Pride & Prejudice" takes a vacation to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women.

Opening in limited release after appearing at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Keri Russell and was produced by Stephenie Meyer.

Movie Release Date: 8/16/2013

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Teenager Clary Fray is drawn into a bizarre world when she is suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who fight them.

Based on the first book of the bestselling paranormal teen series, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Movie Release Date: 8/23/2013

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Baggage Claim by David E. Talbert

Dreaming of finding and marrying a man that can live up to her ideals, flight attendant Montana Moore sets out for the adventure of her life.

Directed by the author, the movie stars Paula Patton, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Luke, and more.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2013

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Paranoia by Joseph Finder

Trapped in a job he hates, a young employee at a high-tech corporation is caught attempting to manipulate the system and is offered a choice--prison, or spying at the headquarters of their competitor.

Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth, and Gary Oldman star in the film adaptation.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2013

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Serena by Ron Rash

In depression-era North Carolina, a newlywed couple's timber empire becomes complicated when the wife learns she cannot have children.

Jennifer Lawrence stars in the title role and Bradley Cooper plays her husband George.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2013

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Sin City, Volume 2: A Dame to Kill For by Frank Miller

The second volume in Frank Miller's signature graphic novel series continues the author's hard-boiled, no-holds-barred noir tales.

This sequel to the 2005 film "Sin City" is directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and stars Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Movie Release Date: 10/4/2013

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A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips whose ship was hijacked by by Somali pirates in 2008, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.

Titled "Captain Phillips," the film adaptation is directed by Paul Greengrass and stars Tom Hanks in the title role.

Movie Release Date: 10/11/2013

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Horns by Joe Hill

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, Ig Perrish wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.

The film adaptation stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish.

Movie Release Date: 10/11/2013

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Carrie by Stephen King

Stephen King's #1 bestseller about a shy teenage girl who's bullied at school--but whose secret power allows her to exact revenge on her tormentors at prom.

This update of the 1976 film is directed by Kimberly Peirce and stars Chloƫ Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mother.

Movie Release Date: 10/18/2013

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The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.

Starring Jeff Bridges as the spook and Julianne Moore as the witch Mother Malkin, the film adaptation is titled "Seventh Son."

Movie Release Date: 10/18/2013

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

In this science fiction classic, six-year-old Ender Wiggin and his siblings at Battle School are being tested and trained to determine whether they possess the abilities to remake the world-- if the world survives an all-out war with an alien enemy.

The highly anticipated film adaptation stars Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, and Asa Butterfield.

Movie Release Date: 11/1/2013

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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

The former head of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont describes the rise and fall of his financial empire, his life of jet-setting glamour and excess, and the scandal that destroyed his empire, sent him to prison, and led to a near-fatal brush with drug abuse.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, and Jon Favreau.

Movie Release Date: 11/15/2013

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson return in the sequel to "The Hunger Games." This installment is directed by Francis Lawrence.

Movie Release Date: 11/22/2013

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The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien

The classic story of Bilbo Baggins, a curious hobbit who joins a boisterous group of dwarves on a journey to face a fearsome dragon.

The second part of Peter Jackson's three-part movie series is titled "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

Movie Release Date: 12/13/2013

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel

The true story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command.

Written, directed, produced by, and starring George Clooney, the film also features Matt Damon, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett.

Movie Release Date: 12/18/2013

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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The autobiographical account of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York during the mid-1800s who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south for twelve years.

The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and Michael Fassbender.

Movie Release Date: 12/27/2013