Books to Film: Turning Bestsellers into Blockbusters

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Since 2011, Hollywood’s major studios have averaged 20 major releases based on books, though the numbers climb when you factor in mini-majors and independents. The 2014 schedule, so far, is teeming with avidly awaited adaptations like Divergent, Hunger Games’ third entry, Gone Girl, Fifty Shades of Grey, and the third Hobbit film. For a look at some of 2013’s book-to-film successes and more of what to expect next year, read the full story at Studio System News!