Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Book Adaptations I Can't Wait To Watch

2018 Book Adaptations I Can't Wait To Watch

I know, I know... book-to-screen adaptations can be a bit nerve-wracking for readers.

I, for one, always try to go into the movie with an open mind. Of course some film adaptations are easier to have an open mind about than others. Related reading: [Bookish Discussion] Book-To-Film Adaptations.

That being said, I've certainly got my fingers crossed that each of the films I mention below will be great!

Let's dive in!

2018 Book Adaptations I Can't Wait To Watch

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 2)


Release date: March 30th, 2018
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Family

Show Synopsis: 
After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

Details:
Director- Barry Sonnenfeld & Loni Peristere
Writers- Daniel Handler (novel), Lemony Snicket (novel)
Starring- Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire, Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire, Presley Smith as Sunny Baudelaire, K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Poe and more!


Annihilation


Release date: February 23rd, 2018
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Movie Synopsis: 
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

Details:
Director- Alex Garland
Writers- Jeff VanderMeer (novel), Alex Garland (adaptation)
Starring- Natalie Portman as The Biologist, Tessa Thompson as The Surveyor, Oscar Isaac as The Biologist's Husband, and more!


Bel Canto


Release date: TBD in 2018
Genres: Drama | Thriller

Movie Synopsis: 
A world-renown opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

Details:
Director- Paul Weitz
Writers- Ann Patchett (novel), Anthony Weintraub (adaptation)
Starring- Julianne Moore as Roxanne Coss, Christopher Lambert as Simon Thibault, Ken Watanabe as Katsumi Hosokawa, and more!

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


Release date: TBD in 2018
Genres: Comedy | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller

Show Synopsis: 
Set in the same world as Riverdale (2017), this is a darker take on the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, originally appearing in Archie Comics.

Details:
Director- Lee Toland Krieger
Writer- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Starring- TBD


The Darkest Minds


Release date: September 14th, 2018
Genres: Sci-Fi | Thriller

Movie Synopsis: 
After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

Details:
Director- Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Writers- Alexandra Bracken (novel), Chad Hodge
Starring- Gwendoline Christie as Lady Jane, Mandy Moore as Cate, Amanda Stenberg as Ruby, and more!

Fahrenheit 451


Release date: TBD in 2018
Genres: Drama | Sci-Fi

Movie Synopsis: 
In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society.

Details:
Director- Ramin Bahrani
Writers- Ray Bradbury (novel), Ramin Bahrani (adaptation)
Starring- Sofia Boutella as Clarisse McClellan, Michael Shannon as Beatty, Michael B. Jordan as Guy Montag, Laura Harrier as Mildred Montag, and more!


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


Release date: November 16th, 2018 
Genres: Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Movie Synopsis: 
The second installment of the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Details:
Director- David Yates
Writers- J.K. Rowling (screenplay)
Starring- Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queen Goldstein, Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Ezra Milleras Credence Barebone, ZoĆ« Kravitz as Leta Lestrange,  and more!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


Release date: TBD in 2018
Genres: Drama | History | Romance

Movie Synopsis: 
A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Details:
Director- Mike Newell
Writers- Annie Barrows (novel), Mary Ann Shaffer (novel), Thomas Bezucha (screenplay), Don Roos (screenplay)
Starring- Matthew Goode as Sidney Stark, Lily James as Juliet Ashton, and more!


The Grinch


Release date: November 9th, 2018
Genres: Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Movie Synopsis: 
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Details:
Directors- Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney
Writers- Dr. Seuss (novel), Ken Daurio, Stephan Franck, Michael LeSieur, Cinco Paul
Starring- Benedict Cumberbatch as Grinch


Love, Simon


Release date: March 16th, 2018
Genres: Drama

Movie Synopsis: 
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it's complicated: no-one knows he's gay and he doesn't know who the anonymous classmate is that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.

Details:
Director- Greg Berlanti
Writers- Becky Albertalli (novel), Elizabeth Berger (screenplay) & Isaac Aptaker (screenplay)
Starring- Nick Robinson as Simon Spier, Jennifer Garner as Emily Spier, Josh Duhamel as Jack Spier, and more!


Mary Poppins Returns


Release date: December 25th, 2018
Genres: Family | Fantasy | Musical

Movie Synopsis: 
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Details:
Director- Rob Marshall
Writers- P.L. Travers (novel), David Magee (screenplay)
Starring- Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Meryl Streep as Topsy, Colin Firth as William Weatherill Wilkins, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, and more!


Ophelia


Release date: January 22nd, 2018
Genres: Drama | Romance

Movie Synopsis: 
A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective.

Details:
Director- Claire McCarthy
Writers- Lisa Klein (novel), Semi Chellas (adaptation)
Starring- Daisy Ridley as Ophelia, Naomi Watts as Gertrude / Mechtild, Tom Felton as Laertes, Clive Owen as Claudius, and more!


Ready Player One


Release date: March 30th, 2018
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Movie Synopsis: 
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

Details:
Director- Steven Spielberg
Writers- Ernest Cline (screenplay & novel), Zak Penn (screenplay)
Starring- Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts / Parzival, Olivia Cooke as Samantha Cook / Art3mis, and more!


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30 comments:

  1. This is going to be an amazing year for movies!!

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  2. Ugh, a massive YES to Fahrenheit 451 (big fan of Michael Shannon and the first film adaptation), Annihilation (VanderMeer is such a unique author), and Ophelia! HBO is also doing a mini-series adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects with Amy Adams that sounds really promising.

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    1. Ooh! I don't think I had heard about the Sharp Objects series! That's awesome!

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  3. I'm excited about SO many of these! And there's also A Wrinkle in Time coming out in March.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. :-D I've seen previews for A Wrinkle in Time. I only read the book once way back when. It didn't leave much of an impression on me, but I'll have to re-read it soon! :)

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  4. I'm going to read Ready Player One this year, and I know my husband wants to see the movie - so we're excited for that one!

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  5. So many amazing movies!! I can't wait for 2018!
    xx

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  6. Annihilation is a new one to me, curious. Looks like it could be fun? And I am going to be all over The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina lol when it comes out, because Riverdale is already a guilty pleasure! And it sounds like they're going to go dark!

    Ophelia could be good too, with Daisy Ridley and Clive Owen in it. Maybe The Grinch too- "He gets meaner" kinda cracks me up!

    The Darkest Minds I haven't read, but I can see watching it. And Ready Player One of course. :)

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    1. I need to give Riverdale a watch still!! Hopefully I'll get around to it soon :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. The new Grinch looks adorable but I doubt that's the point. I love Michael Jordan so hopefully that one will be good. I need Sabrina NOW!

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  8. Can't wait to watch Fantastic Beasts as well. And definitely worth to watch in the Cinema!

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  9. Gah, I am way too excited for ASOUE Season 2!!! It's going to be amazing. I don't think I knew about Bel Canto! That is so exciting and makes me want to re-read it! The Darkest Minds is a book I own but I haven't read it yet. And AH I AM SO EXCITED FOR LOVE, SIMON!

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  10. I need to watch Riverdale now! And I can't wait for The Grimes. Annihilation? Did he write a book of the same name? Or is it called something else?

    Thumbs up for Fahrenheit 451. And well, you mention so many good ones.

    Strange thing I noticed, The Darkest Minds sounds exactly by another book by a completely different author. I read the whole series... thinking.. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28240333-omen-operation

    Anyway! lol This year is looking great for films! I've now got even more reading to do. ;)

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    1. Oh! I'm not sure... I still need to read The Darkest Minds, but I'll definitely check out the one you linked as well!! :)

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  11. Aye! I'm excited for so many of these movies! For one, Love, Simon would be so good and Fahrenheit 451 would be super amazing, I hope. Also, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is another one I'm anticipating, especially because I love Riverdale <3

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  12. Omg I am so stoked for Fahrenheit 451! I finally read that last year and I had no clue till recently that a movie was being made for it. I absolutely loved the book and I can't wait to see the movie. Excellent post, thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Wahoo!! Have you seen the movie from 1966? I'd recommend that as well. :)

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  13. I finished reading THE ALIENIST last night so I could be done in time for its premiere (on TNT) next week. I'm a sucker for Victorian procedurals!

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    1. Oh awesome! I'll have to check that out!

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  14. The Series of Unfortunate Events 2!! Hooray!

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  15. I still need to watch A Series of Unfortunate Events! And I had no idea they were making another The Grinch and also another Mary Poppins DD: I'm hyped now :D

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    1. A Series of Unfortunate Events is SO good!! They did a wonderful job with the show! :)

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