Because obviously there is much more to a book than can fit into a less than two hour film.

Austenland (August 16)

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Based on a novel by Shannon Hale
Stars: Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge
Director: Jerusha Hess
Plot: Obsessed with the BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice”, a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.

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R.I.P.D. (July 19)

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Based on a graphic novel by Peter Lancov.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise Parker and Jeff Bridges
Directed By: Robert Schwentke
Plot: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.  Entertainment Weekly describes the plot as like a “lost dream sequence from the stoner classic The Big Lebowski.”

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World War Z (June 21)

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Based on World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Starring: Brad Pitt
Directed By: Marc Forster
Plot: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. – imdb.com

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Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August 21)

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Based on the first book of the mortal instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Directed By: Harold Zwart
Plot: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Described as Buffy-esque by Publishers Weekly.

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The Lone Ranger (July 3)
Based on the 1933 radio show written by Fran Striker
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner
Directed By: Gore Verbinski
Plot: Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

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Man of Steel  (June 14)
Based on the comic book superhero created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, and first published in 1933.
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe
Director: Zack Snyder
Opens: June 14 USA
Plot: A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. -imdb.com

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Paranoia (August 16)

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Based on the book Paranoia by Joseph Finder
Starring: Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth
Directed By: Robert Luketic
Plot: It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom’s executive slush fund to throw a retirement bash for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behemoth, they call it something else: embezzlement, to the tune of nearly $80 grand. -Amazon.com

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