‘The Great Gatsby’ Isn’t Coming Out Until Summer 2013, And 15 Other Books That Have Turned Into Movies

So it looks like we won’t be seeing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book turn movie The Great Gatsby until Summer 2013. Initially Gatsby was suppose to come out Christmas Day but the President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution Warner Bros. Pictures, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, have just announced that the movie will not release until Summer 2013.

I know, I know. I was looking forward to seeing Leonardo DiCaprio twice on the big screen Christmas day. Well at least we’ll have him as Calvin Candie in Django Unchained.

My first reaction after watching the Gatsby trailer was “OMG, they are playing Kanye West’s “No Church In The Wild” and Jack White’s “Love Is Blindness”. My second was “YES, more Leo”. But after talking it over with some of my friends, I’m some what weary as to how the movie will come out.

(I should prepare you that my inner book worm is about to release itself) A friend of mine pointed out Tobey Maguire’s inconvincible casting as Nick Carraway. Although Tobey has played the quiet and reflective character before (I would say in Spiderman), I can’t help but think there are better Nicks out there that could have possibly been cast. I feel he wouldn’t be as strong as someone like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A friend actually called this to my attention and I couldn’t agree more. JGL not only has portrayed similar personality traits as Nick but also has this timeless look about him. And though I loved Moulin Rouge, the trailer seemed a tad over the top for my taste. So in all honestly I am a bit worried.

But mostly I’m worried because I remember loving The Great Gatsby in high school.  So you can understand my hesitation. My fears not only stand for this book turned movie alone. I am also worried about my reaction to The Perks Of Being a Wallflower and The Bell Jar. I loved these books and I could only hope that they become movies I love as well.

For those of you who share my concerns, launch the gallery of other books that have successfully become a movie. The successful productions have eased my fear a tad. If you disagree, feel free to leave a comment as to why.