Two books that I read are coming out as films. Atonement by Ian McEwan was interesting and held my attention so much that I have continued to read McEwan’s books. Here is a link to the Guardian’s 2002 interview with him concerning research he did for this book. You can also read about the film on the Internet Movie Database.
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is now also out on film. This fantasy adventure, the first book of the trilogy His Dark Materials, may translate very well to film. Look for information on the official film site.
Look for both of these books at the Library.