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MP! gives you the lowdown on 2016’s book to movie adaptations

It’s only February and we’ve already got a full cinema calendar for all of the YA book to movie adaptations that are hitting the big screen this year. Even though just the idea of seeing your favourite being potentially mangled in the adaptation process can be painful, we all know we’ll be super excited and go see it anyway.


Here is our guide to the YA book to movie adaptations coming in the rest of 2016. You’re welcome.

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’


Now, we know this isn’t technically a YA novel, but if ‘Pride and Prejudice’ had been written today it totally would have been. Plus, zombies are for everybody.

Out now in the UK!



We’re really not ready to see the end of Tris and Four’s adventures. Again. We’re not even over the trauma of reading ‘Allegiant’ yet so luckily this is only part one of the finale, with ‘Ascendant’ to come next year.

Out in the UK 10th March!

‘The Jungle Book’


Everybody knows and loves the animated Disney version of this collection of stories for it’s lovable characters and and songs that are impossible to get out of your head so we’re a bit nervous about the new live action version, but we have hope.

Out in the UK 15th April.

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’


We loved the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ remake starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway a few years ago so we’re super excited to see them back for the sequel. It’s going to be just as bonkers as the first and we can’t wait!

Out in the UK 27th May!

‘The BFG’


Roald Dahl and all his wonderful, madcap books will always have a place in our hearts regardless of how old we get, so it’s totally reasonable to be bouncing with excitement for ‘The BFG’. It’s going to be so lovely and nostalgic.

Out in the UK 22nd July!

‘A Monster Calls’


This heartbreaking, beautiful book was the baby of Siobhan Curham who sadly died of cancer before she could complete the novel. Patrick Ness swept in and finished it off, winning the Carnegie Medal in 2012 while he was at it. We’re so ready to have our hearts broken by this.

Out in the UK 21st October!

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’


The excitement levels for this one are stratospheric; we can’t even thinking about it without flapping our hands around with glee. It’s going to be glorious to be back in the Wizarding World, especially a part of it we’ve never been able to explore before. BRING IT!

Out in the UK 18th November!

‘Let it Snow’

Let it Snow

We know very little about this so far. There’s a release date, a studio and producers, but that’s about it. We’re super curious to see who this ultra-cute collection of three intertwined short stories by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, all set on Christmas Eve, are adapted for the big screen.

Out 9th December!

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’


This is another one that we don’t know much about! The above trailer was actually made by Ransom Riggs himself for the book’s release as we don’t have one for the movie yet. We have high hopes a creepy, unsettling movie to match the book.

Out 25th December!

What are your most anticipated book to movie adaptations this year? Let us know at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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