Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019 Book Adaptations I Can’t Wait To Watch

2019 Book Adaptations I Can’t Wait To Watch

2019 is looking like a very exciting year for book to screen adaptations! There are SO many that are listed as coming out in 2019.

Out of the various lists that I have seen, I am most excited for eight adaptations so far.

Let's dive in!

2019 Book Adaptations I Can’t Wait To Watch

Pet Sematary

Release Date: April 5, 2019 | Based on: The novel by Stephen King | Genres: Horror, Thriller

Film Synopsis: Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.

Director: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer
Starring: John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

The Rosie Project

Release Date: May 10, 2019 | Based on: The novel by Graeme Simsion | Genre: Romance

Film Synopsis: TBD
Director: TBD
Starring: TBD

It: Chapter 2

Release Date: September 6, 2019 | Based on: The novel by Stephen King | Genres: Horror, Thriller

Film Synopsis: 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Finn Wolfhard, and many others.

Notes: I didn't love the first chapter of this film, but I am still excited to see the second part.

The Woman in the Window

Release Date: October 4, 2019 | Based on: The novel by A. J. Finn | Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Film Synopsis: An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry

Notes: I am so excited to see this film! I really enjoyed the book and I can't wait how they transform it into a film!


Release Date: 2019 | Based on: The novel by Joe Hill | Genre: Horror

Show Synopsis:
A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

Director: Kari Skogland
Starring: Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings

Notes: I am SO excited for this one! This is definitely my most anticipated adaptation of 2019.

The Umbrella Academy

Release Date: TBD 2019 | Based on: The graphic novel by Gerard Way | Genres: Action, Fantasy

Show Synopsis: A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.

Directors: Andrew Bernstein, Peter Hoar, Ellen Kuras, Stephen Surjik, Jeremy Webb
Starring: Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and more

Notes: I didn't love this graphic novel, but I am still excited to see how the show turns out!

Killers of the Flower Moon

Release Date: TBD 2019 | Based on: The novel by | Genres: Action, Fantasy

Show Synopsis: Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio

Notes: I haven't yet read this one, but I am hoping to in 2019! Hopefully I can get to it before the film comes out!

All the Bright Places

Release Date: TBD 2019 | Based on: The novel by Jennifer Niven | Genres: Drama, Romance

Film Synopsis: The story of Violet and Theodore, who meet and change each other's lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.

Director: Brett Haley
Starring: Justice Smith and Dakota Fanning

Notes: I thought that this was a great read, but also a very sad story about mental illness and the struggle that comes along with it. I know this one will make me cry, but I cannot wait to watch.

Thanks for reading!
What book adaptations are you most looking forward to in 2019?


  1. I read The Rosie Project recently and really enjoyed it, I didn't know it was becoming a movie!

  2. I didn't know a couple of these were becoming movies. LOL I still need to read NOS4A2 but the show just means it WILL happen. I'm curious about The Umbrella Academy, though I've never read the graphic novels. I do want to see It: Chapter Two. I actually really liked the first one.


    1. Some of them don't have dates yet... so I wonder if they will be bumped to 2020. We'll see! :)

  3. More Stephen King adaptions! I did enjoy Pet Cemetary but I'm hit and miss with Stephen King. Just started reading Joe Hill, enjoyed Heart Shaped Box. I can never decide whether or not to read the book first or watch the film. I've started watching tv first as you either spoil the book or the show. But the books in question: Poldark and Game of thrones, I watch the show first as you really can't spoil the book. There's so much to enjoy and things are different. I was just thinking I'd like to read The Roise Project and then seen this post :) Definitely have to now. So many books....

    1. I'm hit or miss with Mr King as well, but I LOVE Joe Hill! I've adored each of his works that I have read so far :) I struggle with reading first vs. watching as well. I've held off reading the latest Walking Dead comics and completely avoided the Game Of Thrones books, as I wanted to watch the show first. For longer books and series, I do really enjoy watching the show or films first and then diving into the book to really learn more about the story that the adaptation couldn't capture. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Wow, those are some awesome adaptations and a few I didn't know about. I am dying for NOS4A2 and think the casting is spot on. Even though I haven't read it, I think Amy Adams is also a good pick for The Woman in the Window. I've heard enough about that book that she is kind of what I imagine. Plus, I like her acting. Seems like Pet Sematary seems kind of different than the original and yes, get on it already with the IT sequel - it's been too long!

    1. I'm dying for NOS4A2 as well!! I cannot wait to see more photos from the set!

  5. My husband is excited for both It part 2 and Pet Sematary, I will probably go with him but they are not my cup of tea. This is a great list though! Thank you for sharing!

  6. I'm also super excited to see If Beale Street Could Talk. And I'm late on this one, but I want to see THUG this year too!

  7. I'm excited for The Rosie Project! I finished that one late last year and look forward to see the film version :)

  8. I'm excited to see The Woman In the Window because of Amy Adams! She'll be amazing!

  9. I really want to see Pet cemetery and It! I have the Joe Hill book out from the library waiting for me to read ^^

  10. From this list I think I'd be most interested in The Woman in the Window. I'll try to read it before it comes out!

  11. Any kind of adaptation of something by Stephen King, I'm in! Of course, it's always hit or miss how it goes, but they're working with great source material, so I'm always optimistic :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  12. I don't have plans to watch any of these but I do have a pile of adaptations to catch up with ie Ready Player One, The Maze Runner, Divergent, Vampire Academy, Bigfoot Wars and so on. Gah, busy year ahead!

    1. Oooh! Enjoy!! I really loved Ready Player One!

  13. Wow, I hadn't heard they were remaking Pet Semetary again. I'll be interested to see where they go with that one. The original movie was just okay.

  14. Pet Sematary is a no for me-- too scary!! I am kind of bummed to see that they didn't get a woman to direct it since the director of the original movie, Mary Lambert, was pretty groundbreaking bc women don't direct horror very often.

    Anyway, The Woman in the Window has me written all over it. I love twisty thriller movies!

    1. I've never read it, so I'm super anxious to see what I think of the film :) I hope you enjoy Woman in the Window!

  15. Great list! I didn't know some of these were getting an adaptations! I really want to read Killers of the Flower Moon and that adapation sounds awesome!

    Have a wonderful week!

    1. :-D I have that book on my soon to read pile! Have a great week as well!

  16. I can't wait to watch The Woman in the Window. I really enjoyed the book and want to see how it compares.

    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

    1. Same here! I think that story was just screaming for an adaptation, so I'm wicked excited!

  17. I didn't realize The Umbrella Academy was based on something - the trailer looks great!

    I'm really nervous about both Artemis Fowl and Chaos Walking, but I'm so excited to see how they'll turn out! I'm also dying for Good Omens as well! :)

  18. Great list! I'm excited for The Woman in the Window and All the Bright Places too.

  19. I am really looking forward to All the Bright Places as well! I didn't realise the Rosie Project was going to get an adaption and I cannot wait to see it adapted as well DD: I need to read The Woman in the Window so I can watch the adaption.