March brings us HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON based on the book by Cressida Cowell. I haven't read it yet, but it sounds like a fun one, so I've added it to my (always growing) TBR pile.
In April, it's DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. It will be fun to see how they translate Jeff Kinney's cartoon-infused book. (Fun or tragic. I'm hoping for fun.)
ECLIPSE is coming in June. I have high hopes for this one since the NEW MOON movie was so much better than TWILIGHT. (Quielute boys. That is all.)
Edited to add: BEASTLY, based on the Alex Flinn book comes our way in July. Thanks, Julia.
I'm really crossing my fingers that they don't mess up Beverly Cleary's RAMONA AND BEEZUS, which will be released in August. One of my favorite little (not so little anymore) Disney actresses, Selena Gomez, is Beezus and that cute little Joey King is Ramona.
September has two book-related releases that I know of. FLIPPED by Wendelin Van Draanen and GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE by Kathryn Lasky. I read FLIPPED a long time ago, but I haven't read GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE. It has a cool trailer, though.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS opens in November... but only part one. Agh! We will have to wait another seven months for part two. (mumble, mumble, J.K. Rowling and her blasted long books!)
And finally, in December comes the next in the C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia series, VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. (On a totally off topic but kind of related note, my daughter and her friends met Prince Caspian (okay, just a really cute guy dressed as Prince Caspian) at Disney World last month. He actually kissed their hands. Cute guy, if you're reading this, you totally made their day.)
Did I miss any? What do you think about movies made from books? Do you have any faves? Least faves?
*Fans of Rick Riordan, check out his write up in (of all places) The Wall Street Journal - including a mini excerpt from his upcoming book, THE RED PYRAMID from his new Kane Chronicles series.