From “American Sniper” to “The DUFF,” “Insurgent” to “The Longest Ride,” some of the hottest movies to hit the big screen so far this year didn’t actually start as screenplays. With how many movies make their way from Hollywood to theaters every year, it’s no surprise that many of them were inspired by popular novels.
Book-to-screen adaptations are huge right now, with dozens of titles making their way from pages to theaters over the coming months. Check out this slideshow for some of the top books in film production for the rest of 2015.
“A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail”
“Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster”
“In the Heart of the Sea (The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex)”
“American Sniper” based on the book by Chris Kyle (Jan. 16)