Mumbai: Books have a beautiful way to seed in one’s imagination, transcend us to picturesque locations and fall in love with the characters. Books and cinema have a loyal and long-standing relationship with one another. Over the years notable scriptwriters have taken inspiration from the world of literature to curate the best of cinematic experience and storytelling for their audience. Movies adapted from books ensure a tangible experience, brings the character alive, creates familiarity and a sense of reality.
Resonating with these thoughts, Lionsgate Play is showcasing choicest collection of movies inspired by best-selling novels.
Here is the list of remarkable movies adapted from books to watch on Lionsgate Play:
Chaos Walking is adapted from The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: The film is directed by Doug Liman. It is based on a sci-fi trilogy novel Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness adaptation of its first book The Knife of Never Letting Go published in 2008. In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared, and the men are afflicted by “The Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.
Twilight Series inspired from Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer: The Twilight Saga is a series of five vampire-themed romance fantasy films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner in the lead and screenplay Melissa Rosenberg. The story begins with Bella Swan (Played by Kristen Stewart) a troubled teenage girl moves in with her dad to a small isolated town. She falls in love with a mysterious classmate Edward Cullen who reveals himself as a Vampire.
Hunger Games based on The Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collin: Is a film series based on science fiction dystopian adventure films starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and more. The film is directed by Gary Ross (1) and Francis Lawrence (2-4). Every year in the nation of Panem, one female and one male between the age group of 11 and 18 among its twelve districts is forced to participate in an annual competition called the Hunger Games which is live telecasted throughout the country, these young teenagers must fight with one another to the death. To make it home from the arena, Katniss (who voluntarily replaces her younger sister) must make impossible choices that weigh survival against humanity.
Divergent adapted from Divergent by Veronica Roth: Is a feature film trilogy consisting of science fiction action films set in a dystopian society: Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant. In the future, a teen girl learns that she is a ‘Divergent’. When she learns of a plot by an evil leader to assassinate all Divergents she embarks on a frantic quest to learn the truth about herself and why the leader wants her kind killed. The film stars Shailene Woodley, and Theo James in lead.
I Still See You based on Break My Heart 1000 Times by Daniel Waters: An American Supernatural mystery thriller film directed by Scott Speer. A cataclysmic event has torn the barrier between our world and the next, leaving ‘Remnants,’ ghost-like essences of the deceased, part of everyday life. Starring Bella Thorne, Richard Harmon and Dermot Mulroney in lead. After years of quiet coexistence, a Remnant sends a threatening message to a young girl, propelling her on a mission with consequences that will forever change the course of her life.