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Read any good movies lately? Book-to-film adaptations have never been hotter, what with legions of Twilight and Harry Potter readers leading new fans into cinemas last year. In 2010, at least a new dozen books and comics will get the Hollywood treatment, and here are four we're looking forward to most:
Shutter Island (due in theaters Feb. 19)
We're shuddering already. Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams and Mark Ruffalo star in director Martin Scorsese's adaption of Dennis Lehane's 2003 psychological thriller (about cops investigating an insane asylum in the 1950s). No mystery about it, this is an incredibly scary-looking film.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (due in theaters April 2)
This endearing illustrated novel about a middle-school boy spent 41 weeks on last year's New York Times' bestseller list. The movie, combining animation and live-action, stars Zachary Gordon, Chloe Moretz and Steve Zahn (check out adorable audition videos here).
Eat Pray Love (due in theaters Nov. 17)
Julia Roberts stars as Elizabeth Gilbert in this adaptation of Gilbert's 2006 bestseller, a delicious memoir in which the author searches for inner peace through travel, food, prayer and romance. Prepare to live vicariously.
Gulliver's Travels (due in theaters Dec. 22)
Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star in a new retelling of Jonathan Swift's satirical 1726 novel about a ship captain who visits strange lands. If you slept through that week of Lit 101, no worries: this adaptation has a modern-day spin, with Black cast as a travel writer who gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
And of course, there's also Twilight: Eclipse (June) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (November) -- so let's get ready to read!
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