With today's release of the movie Julie & Julia, I got thinking about other upcoming movies that are based on books, and I did some investigating. I happened upon a website, Bookreporter.com, that has an excellent section called "Books Into Movies," and I found out that there are several movies coming out this summer and fall that are based on books.
Take a look...
Julie & Julia (release date - August 7 - today!) - based on the 2005 book by Julie Powell
G.I. Joe (release date August 7 - today!) - based on the graphic novel series by Larry Hama
The Time Traveler's Wife (release date August 14) - based on the 2003 book by Audrey Niffenegger
Taking Woodstock (release date August 28) - based on the 2007 book by Elliot Tiber
The Informant (release date September 18) - based on the 2000 book by Kurt Eichenwald
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (release date September 18) - based on the 1978 by Judi Barrett
Shutter Island (release date October 2) - based on the 2003 book by Dennis Lehane
Where the Wild Things Are (release date October 16) - based on the 1963 book by Maurice Sendak
Astro Boy (release date October 23) - based on the graphic novel series by Osamu Tezuka
Youth in Revolt (release date October 30) - based on the 1995 book by C. D. Payne