2016 YA Book to Movie Adaptions

2016 YA Book to Movie Adaptions

Posted by: Lisa Parkin August 18, 2015 7 Comments

Are you ready for 2016 YA book to movie adaptions? Because they aren’t stopping! I’m especially excited about the titles that are being made for the big screen next year!

2016 YA Book to Movie Adaptions



Note: The release dates are subject to change or the movie could be in the early stages and be canceled completely. Annoying but true.

Ready to Roll

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

For every Harry Potter fan who just wants another connection to these beloved books.


Based on: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
Expected release date: November 18, 2016
Starring: Colin Farrell, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller

The 5th Wave

This popular YA dystopian is another of its class to make to the big screen.


Based on: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Expected release date: January 15, 2016
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Maika Monroe


This classic kids story is offered Spielberg’s non-animated take.


Based on: The BFG by Roald Dahl
Expected release date: July 1, 2016
Starring: Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

This creepy story paired with film’s creepies director Tim Burton is a set up for success.


Based on: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Expected release date: March 4, 2016
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Asa Butterfield, Ava Green

Allegiant: Part 1

The first half of the final Divergent book is coming to a theater near you!


Based on: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Expected release date: March 18, 2016
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Theo James

A Monster Calls

I haven’t read this book yet, but with this stellar cast, I’ll need to read it ASAP.


Based on: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Expected release date: October 14, 2016
Starring: Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones

Let It Snow

John Green is on a ROLL. Looking for Alaska is also rumored to be released on the big screen next year as well.


Based on: Let It Snow by John Green
Expected release date: December 9, 2016
Starring: ??

YA Books to TV


After a disappointing movie, the hit book series by Cassandra Clare is being reworked into a TV show, which hopefully offers a better format for her material.


Based on: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Expected release date: Early 2016 on ABC Family
Starring: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende

Book to Movies Currently In Development

These books turned into movies 2016 are in the works but their exact release date is yet to be determined.

  • Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard)
  • The Darkest Minds
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
  • Looking for Alaska
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair (
  • Legend (Marie Lu)

What YA books to movies are you most excited to see?