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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Other Book Adaptations to Watch Out For!

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Other Book Adaptations to Watch Out For!

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    Oct 03, 2016   Author : admin


Tim Burton is back to directing and back with yet another book adaptation- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Needless to say, it looks like a total Tim Burton style cinematic experience, more precisely an eclectic visual treat. 


The movie is based on the book by Ranson Riggs, of the same name, and is set in the magical world of Miss Peregrine’s Home, where children with “peculiarities” find a safe place for themselves.

So, there’s magic, and fantasy, and embracing of peculiarities in the best possible way

But, this year there are also other equally intriguing book adaptations in order which we just cannot seem to ignore. Here’s what’s in store for all the book+movie lovers out there! 

Queen of Katwe

Disney’s latest a sports drama that focuses on chess, is actually based on the book The Queen of Katwe - One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion. The film is already gaining a whole lot of attention and is certainly one of the most awaited movies this year.



Yet another biographical drama and when Tom Hanks is in the lead, we are definitely looking forward to it. The film is based on the book Highest Duty, and autobiography by Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. It narrates the events of the landing of the commuter jet on Hudson River by Captain Sullenberger, who saved 155 lives in the process.


The Girl on the Train

In the mystery/thriller genre, Girl on the Train is being adapted from the 2015 book of the same name by British author Paula Hawkins. The novel remained No 1. In the New York Time Fiction Best Sellers 2013, for 13 whole weeks. The movie starring Emily Blunt might be the next biggest thing in the mystery movie front.



After years of wait the much awaited sequel to Angels and Demons finally hits the screens this year. With Tom Hanks in the lead reprising his role as Robert Langdon, the film is a celluloid adaptation of the book written by Dan Brown. Seems like it’s a good time to be a Dan Brown fan as there’s also a new Dan Brown book in the cards in 2017.



The new film featuring Dev Patel is based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly. An incredible true story, where a boy adopted at age 5 attempts to search for his family as a grownup, with the help of Google Earth! The trailer itself created a buzz when it dropped some time back, so this one should definitely be a must-watch.


Images by 20th Century Fox    || MYC Culture Writer: Soma Dutta

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