Monday, December 1, 2008

Books into Movies

Several highly-anticipated films are due out this month which are based on works of literature - here's a sampling:

"Tales of Despereaux," an animated "modern day fairy tale" is based on the book by the same name by Kate DiCamillo. Due out December 19th

Yes Man by Danny Wallace is the inspiration behind the movie of the same name starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel. This one is also opening on December 19th.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in this tale based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald in which a man ages backwards. Due out December 25th.

Anyone who enjoys dogs should also enjoy the highly anticipated movie "Marley and Me" based on the popular book by John Grogan. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star in this film, due out on Christmas Day.

"The Spirit," based on the "Spirit" graphic novel series by Will Eisner will also open on Christmas Day - this movie features an all-star cast, including Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes. Scheduled to open on December 25th.

Finally, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are reunited in "Revolutionary Road," which is based on the book by Richard Yeats. This movie opens in theaters on December 26th.

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