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Bookish Movie Trailers of 2014: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, post-Apocalyptic and More

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2014 is going to be an EPIC year for book nerds, geeks, lovers, and book hoarders of all kinds. A few awesome trailers have come out recently and I wanted to highlight some of my favorites. And please let me know what Books to Movie adaptation you are most looking forward to this year!







1. The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) by 

The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1)


Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Director: Phillip Noyce

Writers:  Lois Lowry (novel), Michael Mitnick (screenplay)

Who’s In It: Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Jeff Bridges

Release Date: August 15, 2014



The Trailer: (Watch on YouTube)








2.  by  (Movie Title: Edge of Tomorrow)

All You Need Is Kill


There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again… When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?

Director: Doug Liman

Writers:  Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay)

Who’s In It: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Madeleine Mantock

Release Date: June 6, 2014



Movie Trailer: (Watch on YouTube)








3. The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by 

The Maze Runner


“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.


Director:  Wes Ball

Writers: James Dashner (novel/screenplay), Grant Pierce Myers(screenplay)

Who’s In It: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee, Aml Ameen, Patricia Clarkson

Release Date: September 19, 2014



Movie Trailer: (Watch on YouTube)








4. The Fault in Our Stars by 

The Fault in Our Stars


Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Director: Josh Boone

Writers: John Green (novel), Scott Neustadter(screenplay)

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Lotte Verbeek, Sam Trammell

Release Date: June 6, 2014



Movie Trailer: (Watch on YouTube)






My Reaction to the Trailers:

Um, I did not know that hottie  Dylan O’Brien  (aka Stiles from Teen Wolf) is in The Maze Runner – and he’s the main character!!! The movie is already a MUST SEE but now, OMG, I can’t wait to see him in action.

The Giver looks AMAZING! This might actually be the first dystopain since The Hunger Games to actually get Dystopian right!

The Fault in Our Stars left me in tears. How in the heck am I suppose to watch this movie without breaking down in the theater?????? Feels. So many FEELS!

Edge of Tomorrow looks like it will be a fun sci-fi. I did not know this was a book until I did some research, and a Japanese military science fiction novel on top of that. Love the tech. Love the premise. Love, love, LOVE. Wish they would have kept the original name though, it’s way cooler in my opinion. 🙂

There are plenty of other Bookish Movies I’m looking forward to like Divergent and Mockingjay. We’ll discuss more book to movie trailers as they become available. YAY 2014! Whoot! Whoot!



And if you still haven’t seen it (and btw it comes out this weekend!!!!), here’s a look at the Divergent Trailer (which, I’m still not sure will be any good…mixed feelings on this one folks…ugh).






What do you guys think? What Bookish Movies are you guys looking forward to this year?






(all information/links are from Goodreads and IMDb)