It seems like everywhere you look a new book is being remade into a movie (or a show) and you might not always hear about them, even the good ones. So because every month there are new and exciting remakes of books into movies and television, we will try to keep you updated.
For the month of December 2011 there are a few new remakes available.
We Need To Talk About Kevin – December 2nd
Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller
Based on the book of the same name written by Lionel Shriver.
Armenian American Eva Khatchadourian recounts the events leading up to and following her son, Kevin’s, massacre of students and teachers at his high school.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – December 9th
Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt
Based on the novel of the same name written by John le Carre.
In 1970s England, Control, the head of MI6, dispatches a spy to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy within the organization’s ranks. However, the mission goes wrong, and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon calls veteran agent George Smiley back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – December 16th
Stars: Robert Downey, Jr. Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams
Based on the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.
When Austria’s crown prince is found dead, the evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes realizes that the prince was murdered and that the crime is only a piece of a larger puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – December 21st
Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larson
A disgraced journalist and a computer hacker unravel a horrific family history when they investigate the case of a woman who disappeared 40 years ago.
The Adventures of Tintin – December 21st
Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Based on the comics created by Hergé (Georges Remi).
While shopping at an outdoor market, young reporter Tintin, accompanied by his faithful dog, Snowy, buys a model of an old ship called the Unicorn. He soon discovers that the ship contains a clue about a hidden treasure, but before he can locate it, Tintin is kidnapped.
We Bought A Zoo – December 23rd
Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Patrick Fugit, Elle Fanning
Based on the memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee.
A recently widowed father purchases a home that contains a zoo in its backyard.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – December 25th
Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock
Based on the novel of the same name by Jonathon Safran Foer.
Oskar, who lost his father in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, is convinced that his dad left a final message for him somewhere in New York City. Upon finding a mysterious key in his father’s closet, Oskar sets out in search of the lock that it fits.
War Horse – December 25th
Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis
Based on the novel of the same name written by Michael Morpurgo.
In Devon at the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert Narracott’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He serves in the British and German armies, which takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before being alone in No Man’s Land.