I was going to list all of the adaptations in one post, but it would have been ridiculously long, so here are the books-to-the big screen from January and February.
Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles by Paul Lieberman
Film: (January 11) Stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1) by David Wong
Film: (January 25) Stars Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti
Flashfire (Parker novels, #19) by Richard Stark (pseud. Donald Westlake)
A bit of trivia from IMBD: "This is the first adaptation of a Richard Stark/Parker novel to use the character name Parker. Although following movies are based on "Parker" novels the name was always changed: "Point Blank" (Walker), "The Split" (McClain), "The Outfit" (Macklin), Slayground (Stone) and "Payback" (Porter)."
Film: (January 25) Parker Stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.
Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
Film: (February 1) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Film: (February 14) Stars Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum
Jean Trinh over at The Daily Beast reveals 14 differences between the book and the film.
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.
Film: (February 14) Stars Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders
This is the 8th book to film adaptation for Nicholas Sparks.
To Be Continued...