Hollywood loves to adapt books to films and sometimes they can be hit or sometimes they can miss terribly (it still beats another Transformers sequel though, right?). And in the midst of the following months, the movies we can't wait to see come to life on the silver screen are:
We begin our list with The Foreigner, based on Stephen Leather's thriller novel The Chinaman, a businessman with a secret past seeks justice when his daughter is killed. The movie stars: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, and Michael McElhatton. Action-packed from our favorite Asian actor is obviously #1 on our list!
Based on Philip K. Dick's classic sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It is a follow up sequel to the classic cyberpunk movie which starred Harrison Ford in his heyday. The story is about a young blade runner played by Ryan Gosling, who discovers a secret that leads him to a former blade runner, Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford). We can hardly wait!
Bound to cause an uptick in aviophobia, The Mountain Between Us is a more romantic version of Hatchet which is about two strangers (played in the film by Kate Winslet and Idris Elba), who decide to share a charter plane when their flights are canceled due to the terrible weather. But when their pilot suffers a heart attack mid-flight, the plane crashes and the duo is forced to stay alive in the vast, secluded, and subzero Utah wilderness, all while dealing with severe injuries and realizing no help will be coming to save them. Chilling, to say the least.
Fourth on our list is based on a movie regarded as the worst movie ever made. It achieved cult status for being “it’s so bad, it’s good.” Tommy Wiseau’s cult 2003 film, The Room is often considered one of the worst films ever made. A supporting actor in the romantic-drama, Greg Sestero, co-wrote a memoir about the complete and utter dysfunction of making it, and the bizarre relationship he shared with Wiseau. James Franco as the crazed and shaggy-haired Wiseau is the perfect choice.
We'll top our list with something for the whole family. Based on the charming children’s tale, the movie is about a Spanish fighting bull who would rather graze in green pastures than butt heads with flag-waving matadors. The beloved classic is finally coming to the big-screen in full-on, lush animation. The premise: When Ferdinand is accidentally mistaken for another, tougher bull and captured, he has to do everything in his power to be reunited with his family, even if that means doing the one thing he hates the most: fighting.
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