QUIZ: Watch the movie, read the book
What do Divergent, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Road, Mystic River, and The Shawshank Redemption have in common? They’re all adapted from books. From epic novels to short stories, some of Hollywood’s most popular movies have been based on books.
The latest YA novel sensation, Divergent hits theatres this week with Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Pfeifer, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet and more! Based on the first book of Veronica Roth's trilogy, the film is poised to join the ranks of adaptations like Twilight and The Hunger Games.
Liberties are taken, stories are truncated, characters and settings are changed, but one thing remains true in that the original source material came from the written page. Some of the most-anticipated films landing in theatres in 2014 are based on books, including Gone Girl, This Is Where I Leave You, The Fault in Our Stars, The Giver and perhaps the most eagerly awaited film of all, the final chapter of Bilbo's adventure in The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
Have you read up on these soon-to-be big screen adaptations and book-to-film faves? Take our quiz on movies based on books now!
Did you watch the movie or read the book? Take our quiz on movies based on books!