Author: Lois Lowry
Movie release date: August 15
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift
What it's about: In a dystopian future, society has eliminated pain, emotion and color. A young boy named Jonas is named the Giver, a position responsible for keeping the memories of the community safe. The young adult novel follows his struggle to abide by the strictures of society.
What to expect: Most of the film's hype has come from the casting of Swift in a bit part, but the 1993 novel has been a longtime favorite and will probably be more centered on Jonas, played by newcomer Brenton Thwaites. It will be interesting to see how director Phillip Noyce handles the book's explanation that there is no color in this society.
Author: Veronica Roth
Movie release date: March 21
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
What it's about: In a dystopic version of Chicago, people are split into seven clans based on their personality traits. A young girl named Beatrice Prior (Woodley) is marked as a "divergent" who doesn't fit into one category, kicking off a rebellion against the sect-driven government.
What to expect: This is the first adaptation in the "Divergent" trilogy, and it looks to be an epic young adult action film on the level of "The Hunger Games." The film will probably be one of the biggest book-to-movie editions of the year, based on the popularity of the series.
Author: Gillian Flynn
Movie release date: October 3
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
What it's about: The popular novel follows the troubled marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne. On the eve of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing, and Nick becomes the prime suspect in her possible murder.
What to expect: Flynn wrote the screenplay and has said she veered away from the book's surprise ending for the movie version. David Fincher, who also directed the adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," will probably bring a dark sensibility to the movie.