We have read them, enjoyed them and dreamt about them. Now is the time to watch them on the big screen. A slew of the most-awaited Hollywood movies of 2015 are based on best-selling novels by some of the greatest authors.
Here's your chance to watch the screen adaptations of bestsellers including "Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob", "Maze Runner The Scorch Trials", "Frankenstein", "The Martian" and "Mockingjay" among others, set to hit theatres in the next couple of months.
We give you a list of six such movie adaptations, which will be totally worth your money.
This film is based on the 2001 novel "Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance between the FBI and the Irish Mob" by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill.
Movie Synopsis: The film depicts the true story of Whitey Bulger, a prominent leader of organised crime in South Boston. Whitey is the brother of Massachusetts State senator William "Billy" Bulger. Following a string of violent acts, he becomes an FBI informant for 30 years in order to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. The film focuses on the period of the late 1970s and early 1980s, as Whitey was solidifying his position as the leader of the Irish-American Winter Hill Gang.
Release Date: 18, September, 2105
Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
This action thriller is based on "Maze Runner The Scorch Trials" by James Dashner, the second novel in The Maze Runner trilogy
Movie Synopsis: "The Scorch Trials" is the sequel to 2014 film "The Maze Runner" and the second instalment in the series. The film takes off from where it was left with Thomas and his fellow Gladers facing their greatest challenge yet --- searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organisation known as W.C.K.D. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
Release Date: 18, September, 2015
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Jacob, Lofland, Aidan Gillen, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor
This science fiction film, directed by Ridley Scott, is based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel, "The Martian".
Movie Synopsis: During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and is left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to send a signal to Earth to show that he is alive.
Release Date: 2, October, 2015
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
This upcoming horror film is an adaptation of Mary Shelly's 1818 novel "Frankenstein".
Movie Synopsis: The film is narrated from Igor's perspective and shows the troubled young assistant's dark origins. It also follows his redemptive friendship with the young medical student, Victor Von Frankenstein, and how Igor becomes an eyewitness to the emergence of Frankenstein becoming the man who created the popular legend. The two of them experiment and eventually get into trouble with authorities. And while they are near to becoming fugitives, they complete their goals to use science to create life, with Frankenstein's ultimate endgame of creating a man.
Release Date: 25, November, 2015
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
In the Heart of the Sea
The period adventure drama, set to release in December, is about the sinking of American whaling ship Essex in 1820 and is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's 2000 non-fiction book of the same name.
Movie Synopsis: In 1820, the whaleship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr., first officer Owen Chase, second officer Matthew Joy, and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. During their voyage, the ship sinks when it is rammed by a huge bull sperm whale, leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days. After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to resort to cannibalism.
Release Date: 11, December, 2015
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Wishaw
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
One of the most-anticipated films this year, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" is the fourth and final instalment in the "The Hunger Games" film series and is based on the Suzzane Collins' bestseller, "Mockingjay", the final book in "Hunger Games" trilogy.
Movie Synopsis: After being symbolised as the Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol. In the battle, Katniss confronts President Snow in a final showdown. She will be joined by a group of her closest friends including Gale, Finnick and Peeta.
Release Date: 20, November, 2015
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks