The Prestige. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the 1995 book
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The Prestige
Christopher Priest, 1995
movie vs book
Christopher Nolan, 2006

In 1890s London, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden work as shills for a magician, under the mentorship of John Cutter, an engineer who designs stage magic (a job termed ingenieur in the film). Borden unveils a trick he developed called the Transported Man, in which he appears to travel instantly between two wardrobes on opposite ends of the stage. With her help, Borden sabotages Angier’s act.


Logan. Poster of the 2017 movie and cover of the 1982 comic book, Wolverine
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Wolverine
Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita Sr., 1982
movie vs comic book
James Mangold, 2017

In 2029, no mutants have been born in 25 years, and an aging Logan suffers as his healing ability is failing. Working as a limo driver in El Paso, Texas, under his birth name James Howlett, he and mutant tracker Caliban care for 90-year-old Charles Xavier, Logan’s mentor and founder of the X-Men, in an abandoned smelting plant in northern Mexico.


X-Men: Days of Future Past. Poster of the 2014 movie and cover of the 1963 comic book, X-Men
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X-Men
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, 1963
movie vs comic book
Bryan Singer, 2014

In a dystopian 2023, Sentinels have been programmed to identify and hunt down mutants and any humans who help them. In Moscow, a small band of X-Men survivors consisting of Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Blink, Warpath, Bishop, Iceman and Sunspot are attacked by the Sentinels, but Kitty sends Bishop’s consciousness back in time a few days to warn the others as to ensure their survival.


X-Men: Days of Future Past. Poster of the 2014 movie and cover of the book novelization
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X-Men: Days of Future Past Prose Novel
Alexander C. Irvine, 2014
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Bryan Singer, 2014

In a dystopian 2023, Sentinels have been programmed to identify and hunt down mutants and any humans who help them. In Moscow, a small band of X-Men survivors consisting of Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Blink, Warpath, Bishop, Iceman and Sunspot are attacked by the Sentinels, but Kitty sends Bishop’s consciousness back in time a few days to warn the others as to ensure their survival.


Les Misérables. Poster of the 2012 movie and cover of the 1862 book
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Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, 1862
movie vs book
Tom Hooper, 2012

In 1815, French prisoner Jean Valjean is released from the Bagne of Toulon after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s son. Stealing his silverware, Valjean is captured by police, but the Bishop claims he gave Valjean the silver, telling him to use it to do something worthwhile with his life. Moved, Valjean breaks his parole to start a new life.


X-Men. Poster of the 2000 movie and cover of the book novelization
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X-Men
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, 2000
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Bryan Singer, 2000

In Nazi-occupied Poland, in 1944, young Erik Lehnsherr is separated from his parents upon entrance into the Auschwitz concentration camp. In Meridian, Mississippi, 17-year-old Marie D’Ancanto accidentally puts her boyfriend into a coma after she kisses him, because her mutant ability absorbs the power and life force of others.


X2: X-Men United. Poster of the 2003 movie and cover of the book novelization
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X-Men 2
Chris Claremont, 2003
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Bryan Singer, 2003

At the White House, brainwashed teleporting mutant Nightcrawler attacks the President of the United States. Later, Logan returns to Professor Xavier’s school for mutants, and Xavier tracks Nightcrawler using Cerebro. Stryker’s forces invade the school and abduct some of the students.


Rise of the Guardians. Poster of the 2012 movie and cover of the 2010 book, The Guardians of Childhood
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The Guardians of Childhood
William Joyce, 2010
movie vs book
Peter Ramsey, 2012

Jack Frost awakens from a frozen pond with amnesia. At the North Pole, the Man in the Moon warns Nicholas St. North that Pitch Black is threatening the children of the world with his nightmares. North explains to Jack that every Guardian has a center, something they are the Guardian of, but a call for help from Tooth’s fairies ends the conversation.


Rise of the Guardians. Poster of the 2012 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Rise of the Guardians
Stacia Deutsch, 2012
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Peter Ramsey, 2012

Jack Frost awakens from a frozen pond with amnesia. At the North Pole, the Man in the Moon warns Nicholas St. North that Pitch Black is threatening the children of the world with his nightmares. North explains to Jack that every Guardian has a center, something they are the Guardian of, but a call for help from Tooth’s fairies ends the conversation.


The Fountain. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the comic book novelization
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The Fountain
Darren Aronofsky, Kent Williams, 2005
movie vs comic book   [NOVELIZATION]
Darren Aronofsky, 2006

Caught in the grip of mortality, Tommy, a contemporary scientist, grapples with the daunting task of finding a medical breakthrough that could potentially rescue his wife, Izzi, who is battling cancer. His relentless pursuit is driven by a desperate desire to save her life.


Real Steel. Poster of the 2011 movie and cover of the 1957 book, Steel
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Steel
Richard Matheson, 1957
movie vs book
Shawn Levy, 2011

In 2020, human boxers are replaced by robots. After the fight, Charlie learns that his ex-girlfriend died and he must now attend a hearing deciding the future of their son, Max, a robot-boxing fan with whom Charlie has virtually no contact since Max was born.


X-Men: The Last Stand. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the book novelization
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X-Men 3: The Last Stand
Chris Claremont, 2006
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Brett Ratner, 2006

In 1986, Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr meet young Jean Grey at her parents’ house to invite her to join their school, the X-Mansion. In the present, Worthington Labs announces it has developed an inoculation to suppress the X-gene that gives mutants their abilities and offer the cure to any mutant who wants it.