These October movies started out as books:
Dredd 3D is based on a character originally featured in comic strip 2000 AD. There are quite a few graphic novels/collections available now, like Judge Dredd: Cry of the Werewolf, Judge Dredd: Mega-City Masters 01, and Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 01.
Skyfall is the 23rd Bond movie. James Bond is of course Ian Fleming’s most famous creation; the movie isn’t based on one specific novel or short story. There is the rather lovely Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall that’s just been released, and of course we also have the James Bond 50th Anniversary Postcard Box, too.
Bonus movies-based-on-books this October whose source material is not (yet, or anymore) available in English:
- Mees Kees is based on the Dutch children’s books by Miram Oldenhave. No English translations yet, alas!
- Bellicher: Cel is based on the Dutch book Cel by Charles den Tex.
- Resident Evil: Retribution is based on the video game series Resident Evil. A movie novelization has been published along with the release of the film.
- Company Orheim is based on the book Kompani Orheim written by the Norwegian author Tore Renberg.
- Totally True Love (Dutch title: Superechte liefde) is based on Jørgen + Anne er sant by Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth.
- Alleen maar nette mensen is based on the Dutch book Alleen maar nette mensen by Robert Vuisje.
- In the House (Dans la maison) is based on the play El chico de la ultima fila by Juan Mayorga.
- Beasts of the Southern Wild is based on the play Juicy and Delicious by Lucy Alibar. There doesn’t appear to be a print version of the play, though.
- Comme un homme is based on the book L’âge bête by writer duo Boileau-Narcejac.
- Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel is a documentary about the life of fashion icon Diana Vreeland; last year the book Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel, chronicling 50 years of her influence on fashion, was a bestseller.