Recently, it was revealed that renowned actress Anne Hathaway would play the lead role in the movie version of the book The Idea of You. Although a premiere date for the film is not yet known, Deadline reports that development is underway. In the last ten years, fan fiction has earned the right to serve as the basis for movies and books, and studios have turned stories that started as internet fan fiction into blockbuster bestsellers. Look them movies based on fan-fiction up below.
1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Director- Harald Zwart
Clary Fray, an average sixteen-year-old from New York City, discovers that she is a member of the mythological species known as the Shadowhunters. They serves as the defenders of humanity, on the eve of her birthday. She will find herself in the midst of a ferocious conflict with the supernatural when her mother, Jocelyn, gets kidnap, against the backdrop of the endless struggle between good and the dark forces of evil. Clary will be guided and protected by fellow demon-hunter Jace as they progress deeper and deeper into a nightmare realm filled with powerful foes in her frantic bid to save her.
2. The Idea of You (2022)
Director- Michael Showalter
When her father decides not to take his 15-year-old daughter to Coachella, Sophie, a 40-year-old divorced mother, braves the heat to accompany her. She meets a band’s lead vocalist there.
The film is set to release later this year.
3. The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)
Director- Catherine Hardwicke
Bella Swan, a high school student and lifelong misfit, goes from sunny Arizona to soggy Washington state without expecting much of a change in her circumstances. Then she meets Edward Cullen, a dashing but enigmatic young man whose eyes appear to look right into her soul. Contrary to her fears, Bella begins a risky romance with her immortal soulmate, Edward, a vampire whose family does not consume blood.
4. Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Director- Blurr Steers
The English countryside becomes a battlefield in the nineteenth century as a result of a mystery plague. As the dead reanimate and terrorise the land, nobody is safe. Fate forces Elizabeth Bennet, a skilled martial artist and weapons expert, to team up with Mr. Darcy, a dashing but conceited gentleman. Darcy is an abomination to Elizabeth, yet she admires his prowess in taking out zombies. They put aside their disagreements and work together to defend their nation on the bloody battlefield.
5. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Director- Leonard Nimoy
After Spock’s final act of sacrifice, Admiral Kirk and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise travel back to Earth so that their ship can receive some crucial maintenance. They are surprised to learn that the Enterprise will be decommissioned when they get to Spacedock. Even worse, Scotty has been transferred to another ship, and Dr. McCoy starts behaving oddly. To save Spock and bring him to Vulcan, Kirk is compelled to steal back the Enterprise and go through space to the Genesis Planet. They are unaware that the Klingons are plotting to steal the Genesis Device’s secrets for their own terrible ends.
6. After Series (2019)
Director- Jenny Gage
Tessa Young is a hard worker in school, a responsible daughter, and a faithful girlfriend to her high school boyfriend. A enigmatic and moody rebel named Hardin Scott forces Tessa to reevaluate all she believed she knew about herself, including what she wants out of life, as she begins her first semester of college. Hardin Scott challenges Tessa’s closed-off world.
7. Fifty Shades Series (2015)
Director- Sam Taylor-Johnson
Little does college senior Anastasia Steele know the route her life would follow when she fills in for her sick roommate to interview successful businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper. Christian, who is as mysterious as he is wealthy and powerful, discovers a weird attraction between himself and Ana. Despite having little prior sexual experience, Ana jumps right into an affair and discovers that Christian’s genuine sexual preferences go beyond what is comfortable and painful.
8. Wicked (2024)
Director- Taryn O’Neill
The Wizard of Oz prequel Wicked follows the life of Elphaba, a good girl who becomes wicked after receiving social rejection. The poor “hero” who is forced to deal with this green “monster” in this show is Glinda. It encompasses love, loss, hatred, envy, and a refusal to accept anything that is different. This is the tale of how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West.
Movies based on fan fiction are becoming increasingly popular. While some argue that these films are a lazy way to cash in on a popular franchise, others believe that they are a way to keep the fan fiction community alive and thriving. Whatever your opinion, there is no denying that these films are here to stay.