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Best book-to-film adaptations arriving in cinemas in 2016

2016 The BFG film by Steven Spielberg, Roald Dahl and Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combining the mighty talents of Roald Dahl, Disney and Steven Spielberg, the new poster for this summer’s adaptation of The BFG was recently revealed. With these master storytellers working together, we cannot wait for the release of the film in July. However, it got us thinking about just how many more film adaptations we’ll be able to see of our beloved books this year. It turns out there are loads!

Below, we’ll list our favourites – but are there any that you’re particularly looking forward to?

 Winter

 January

 The 5th Wave

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Chloe Grace Moretz heads a stellar cast in this adaptation of Rick Yancey’s alien invasion/dystopian YA bestseller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Short

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Already surrounded by Oscar buzz, this star-studded film looks back over the recent bankers’ crisis and is based on a non-fiction novel that covered the disaster in its ghastly detail.

 

 

 

February

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies 2016 film based on cult book

If you’ve ever read Jane Austen’s classic and thought ‘What this could do with is more of the undead…’ then February is your lucky month. Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 parody novel, it promises equal amounts of romance and gore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadpool

Deadpool film 2016 Marvel Comic Book

A foul-mouthed, fourth-wall-breaking Marvel comic book character who seems only too aware of how ridiculous some superhero storylines can get, this R-rated film has been eagerly awaited by fans of X-Men and comic books in general. Ryan Reynolds takes the lead role.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring

March

Allegiant

Veronica Roth Allegiant Divergent book film 2016

The third in the series based on Veronica Roth’s bestsellers, this film will find Shailene Woodley’s Tris leaving the ‘safety’ of her hometown Chicago – the only place she’s ever known – in search of a peaceful solution for all its inhabitants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman book 2016 film Henry Cavill Ben Affleck

Do we really need to introduce these two caped heroes? A follow-up to Man of Steel that follows the fall-out of Metropolis, this film will take inspiration from some of the crossover comics and promises to be spectacular. Henry Cavill once again wears the red-and-blue of Superman while Ben Affleck promises to bring something different to the Dark Knight. Jesse Eisenberg also appears as Lex Luthor.

 

April

The Jungle Book

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Rudyard Kipling’s animal fable is fondly remembered in the classic animated Disney form – who hasn’t found themselves humming along to Bear Necessities or chuckling back at the antics of the scouse vultures? This year, Disney have given it the live-action/CGI treatment and brought some of Hollywood’s top players in to add their voices. Among the inspired pieces of casting are Scarlett Johannson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan (is it too much to ask that he does his Luther voice?) and Bill Murray as Baloo.

 

 

Summer

May

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America Civil War comic book new film 2016

The Marvel juggernaut continues to gain full steam but this is the film that promises to change everything. Based on a very popular series of comic books, hopes are very high and who doesn’t want to see beloved heroes going face-to-face amidst a backdrop of very shady politics?

 

 

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll James Bobin Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 film book

An ever-so-slightly belated follow-up to the Tim Burton film of 2010, this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds Alice (Mia Wasikowska) travelling back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).

 

 

 

 

June

Me Before You

Me Before You book film adaptation 2016

If you’re not excited about the feast of football that will make up Euro 2016, this version of Jojo Moyes romantic novel may offer the perfect alternative. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin star in the story of a wealthy London man whose life changes forever when he’s paralyzed and falls under the care of a small town girl…

 

 

 

July

The BFG

Steven Spielberg Disney Roald Dahl 2016 The BFG film book adaptation

We’ve said about the team behind this eagerly awaited adaptation, but how about the fact Wolf Hall and Bridge of Spies actor Mark Rylance is taking the title role? We’re expecting this to make use feel like children again and just be simply, phizz-whizzingly magical.

 

 

 

Autumn

October

The Girl On the Train

The Girl On the Train Emily Blunt 2016 film

Debut author Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller was one of the most talked-about books of last year and we expect the film to invoke similar heated discussions this year. With The Help and Get On Up director in charge of a talented cast including Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, things are looking good.

 

 

 

 

 

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls film 2016 Patrick Ness Siobhan Dowd book adaptation

Have you read Patrick Ness’ novel based on one of Siobhan Dowd’s final ideas before her death from cancer? If not, you really must. It’s touching, poignant and heartbreaking. A monster comes to visit a young boy in the nights when his mum is gravely ill – but he’s not the monster that was expected… Liam Neeson will voice the monster and Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver also star.

 

 

 

Winter

November

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Newt Scamander Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 book adaptation JK Rowling David Yates Harry Potter Wizarding World

A return to the Wizarding World with original book author J.K. Rowling on scriptwriting duty and David Yates back behind the camera as director, this book takes place 70 years before Harry Potter’s battle with Voldemort and follows Magizoologist Newt Scamander as he heads to New York in the ‘Roaring ‘20s’ and gets much more than he bargained for.


New book trailer for Life of Pi author Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal

The High Mountains of Portugal, the eagerly awaited new novel from Yann Martel – the author of Life of Pi – is on its way and here at Book People, we’re all very excited. In fact, we’re so thrilled that our videographer Ollie has put together a very special exclusive book trailer for the novel:

Part-quest, part-ghost story and part contemporary fable, the book offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. It’s filled with tenderness, humour and endless surprise as it takes readers on a road trip through Portugal in the last century – and right through the human soul.

As always, we will be selling this novel at a truly unbelievable price. One of our hand-picked favourites, the book will be available to order from 2 February and will have a saving of at least 75% off RRP.

We’re also offering review copies to any book bloggers interested in reading the novel in exchange for posting a link to the video and website. If you’re interested, please contact Oliver Trimble: oliver.trimble@thebookpeople.co.uk

 


Book People’s bestselling book collections for 2016

Many of you would have made New Year’s Resolutions to read more books (or to encourage your children to…), but we know that January is tight for money. However, as part of our commitment to providing you with products you love at prices you won’t believe, Book People has some incredible value collections that will save you money and keep you reading throughout the first few months of 2016.

In our hand-picked selection, you’ll find children’s classics and contemporary reads for adults we’re sure you’ll love. Below, we offer a quick look at some of our favourites, but you can find even more in our Collections category.

 

Thomas Classic 70th Anniversary Edition

Twenty-six books for £20! You will not find a better bargain than this… Featuring all of the Rev W. Awdry’s original stories in one beautiful box, each little hardback book has a traditional tale about Thomas and all his engine friends.

 

Roald Dahl Collection – 15 Books

Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG… The list of Roald Dahl’s children’s novels is bursting full of phizz-whizzing classics – and you can own them all in our brilliant slipcase for just £21.99.

 

Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection – 10 Books

With her flowing, rhyming text accompanied by bright and bold artwork from the country’s top illustrators, Julia Donaldson’s stories are a sheer delight for toddlers. This collection contains ten of her best!

 

Beasts of Olympus Collection – 3 Books

These three books provide children with an entertaining insight into the world of Ancient Greek mythology. As well as the quirky stories about a boy named Demon and his new role as Official Beastkeeper to the Gods, the books are full of illustrations.

 

Valentine’s Day Collection – 3 Books

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is coming around quickly – what better way to mark the occasion than with some novels that will make your heart swoon? These three hand-picked books are full of relationships, romance and escapism.

 

The Little Village School Collection – 3 Books

Gervase Phinn is a big favourite with Book People customers and this collection brings together three of the perennially popular Little Village School books. Charming and funny, they’re warming reads for the cold nights ahead.

 

School of Life: How to… Collection – 3 Books

These three self-help books are packed with advice that could prove itself very useful over the course of 2016. There’s a handbook full of hints on how to increase your creativity; a book about whether the digital age is a good thing; and an examination of just how much meaning we attach to money.

 

Man Booker Prize 2015 Collection – 6 Books

 

Including Marlon James’ winning entry A Brief History of Seven Killings, this collection brings together the six books that made up last year’s Man Booker Prize Shortlist – and they’re all in beautiful, keepsake hardback format!


Health, fitness and diet books for 2016 from Book People

New year diet books

 

If, like us, you over-indulged a little too much over Christmas, then you’ll know what the New Year means… It’s a time to eat healthier food, lose weight and live in a much better way. If you don’t know where to start your health-kick, then you should look at Book People’s selection of diet and healthy eating books. We have something for everyone!

The Gut Makeover Diet uses the scientific knowledge that the gut is central to our well-being and provides you with a four-week plan to help reap the benefits of a healthy one; while Spiralize Now has recipes to help you make use of that Spiralizer you were given for Christmas! Among the nutrient-packed spirals of fruit and vegetable-filled recipes are Prawn Pad Thai and Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry.

Another favourite meal at this time of year – and one that can be made into a tantalisingly healthy treat – is soup and Skinny Soups has 80 flavour-packed recipes that all contain under 300 calories. Weight Watchers are excellent at providing meals full of flavour and Losing Weight the Smart Way is bursting with recipes for salads, smoothies, juices, soups and seasonal food.

You may have heard of Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, and over Christmas he certainly seemed to become a more and more familiar face. His new book, Lean in 15, not only has recipes but also workouts you can try out at home to make yourself more lean. Other famous faces that can help you live healthier are Davina McCall, whose Smart Carbs book provides a five-week programme to help you enjoy carbs without the guilt; and Sarah Wilson of I Quit Sugar fame has brought out Simplicious ­– a book full of guilt-free sweet treats, one-pot wonders and nutrient-filled delights.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens out this week – buy your books today!

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The long-awaited seventh episode in the Star Wars saga – The Force Awakens – hits cinemas this weekend and plot details are still fairly tightly under wraps. We’ve all bought our tickets at Book People and can’t wait to see Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker (possibly?) back on the big screen. We’re also excited to see the new cast members including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver in action as well as the new aliens, droids and incredible special effects.

While the whole world goes Star Wars crazy once again, it can’t have escaped your notice that Christmas is just around the corner – in fact, it’s next week. If you’re buying for anyone obsessed with all things from a galaxy far, far away, we have a special offer to make their Christmas Day that little bit more out of this world.

Star Wars The Force Awakens books special offer

We have three books based on The Force Awakens in stock and they are all available for half-price. We also have a very special offer where you can buy all three for just £15.

You’ll find the Ultimate Sticker Book where you can add stickers to the scenes from the brand new film; The Visual Dictionary will tell you all you need to know about the Force Awakens’ new heroes and villains; and Incredible Cross-Sections reveals the details about the new spacecraft in the Star Wars universe.


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