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The 15 Best Upcoming Movies Based On Books

Before becoming magic on the big screen, some of the greatest movies of all time began as books. Next year, John Carter -- of the epic Barsoom series -- will spring off the printed page and come to life on the screen. Be sure to like John Carter on Facebook to stay up to date. Check out these other amazing forthcoming movies based on books.

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  • 1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (July 15, 2011)

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (July 15, 2011)

    Book Author: J. K. Rowling Movie Director: David Yates

  • 2. Cowboys & Aliens (July 29, 2011)

    Cowboys & Aliens (July 29, 2011)

    Book Author: Scott Mitchell Rosenberg Movie Director: Jon Favreau

  • 3. The Help (August 12, 2011)

    The Help (August 12, 2011)

    Book Author: Kathryn Stockett Movie Director: Tate Taylor

  • 4. The Three Musketeers (October 14, 2011)

    The Three Musketeers (October 14, 2011)

    Book Author: Alexandre Dumas Movie Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

  • 5. The Thing (October 14, 2011)

    The Thing (October 14, 2011)

    Book Author: John W. Campbell Jr. Movie Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

  • 6. Breaking Dawn (November 18, 2011)

    Breaking Dawn (November 18, 2011)

    Book Author: Stephenie Meyer Movie Director: Bill Condon

  • 7. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (December 16, 2011)

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (December 16, 2011)

    Book Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Movie Director: Guy Ritchie

  • 8. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (December 21, 2011)

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (December 21, 2011)

    Book Author: Stieg Larsson Movie Director: David Fincher

  • 9. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (December 23, 2011)

    The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (December 23, 2011)

    Book Author: Hergé Movie Director: Steven Spielberg

  • 10. One For The Money (January 27, 2012)

    One For The Money (January 27, 2012)

    Book Author: Janet Evanovich Movie Director: Julie Anne Robinson

  • 11. John Carter (March 9, 2012)

    John Carter (March 9, 2012)

    Book Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Movie Director: Andrew Stanton

  • 12. Hunger Games (March 23, 2012)

    Hunger Games (March 23, 2012)

    Book Author: Suzanne Collins Movie Director: Gary Ross

  • 13. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22, 2012)

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22, 2012)

    Book Author: Seth Grahame-Smith Movie Director: Timur Bekmambetov

  • 14. The Hobbit (December 19, 2012)

    The Hobbit (December 19, 2012)

    Book Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Movie Director: Peter Jackson

  • 15. World War Z (2012)

    World War Z (2012)

    Book Author: Max Brooks Movie Director: Marc Forster Trademarks 'JOHN CARTER OF MARS,' JCM Design, 'BARSOOM' and 'PRINCESS OF MARS' owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission. © 2011 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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