Book to Movie Adaptations 2018

With some of the most anticipated movies of 2018 adapted from books, it’s a great excuse to add a few more to your TBR and get a head start! Here are 10 books to movie adaptations coming soon in 2018:

  1. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

What’s it about?  A biologist joins the twelfth expedition into Area X, which has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades, to find out what killed her husband there
Starring – Alex Garland directs with Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Issac
Release Date – February 22nd
Watch the trailer here

Read my review here


2. Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

What’s it about? Former ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to a Russian intelligence school to become a “sparrow”; a trained seductress. Dominika is assigned to operate against Nate, a CIA officer who tries to convince her he’s the only one she can trust
Starring – Francis Lawrence directs with Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons
Release Date – March 1st
Watch the trailer here

Read my review here


3. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

What’s it about? It’s the year 2045 and teenager Wade Watts escapes his bleak life by escaping into the OASIS; a virtual reality playground. Somewhere hidden inside is the key to a massive fortune – if Wade can crack the puzzles through all the pop culture references left by creator James Halliday
Starring – Steven Spielberg is directing with Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, TJ Miller, Simon Pegg
Release Date – March 29th
Watch the trailer here

Read my review here


4. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

What’s it about? Meg Murry’s father goes missing after working on a government project which propels Meg, her younger brother Charles and her friend Calvin into an adventure through space and time
Starring – Ava DuVernay is directing with Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine
Release Date – April 12th
Watch the trailer here

Read my review here


5. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple 

What’s it about? After Bee’s mother, Bernadette, disappears under suspicious circumstances, Bee traces Bernadette’s footsteps through emails, documents, and secret correspondence to find her. Check out my review here!
Starring – Richard Linklater is directing with Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, Judy Greer
Release Date – May 11th

Read my review here

6. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

What’s it about? Nick brings his girlfriend, Rachel, home for a wedding in Singapore, where she learns he is the heir to one of the largest fortunes in Asia. A hilarious novel about being young, in love and crazy rich!
Starring – Jon Chu is directing with Constance Wu, Ken Jeong
Release Date – August 17th
Read my review here


7. Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

What’s it about? An ex-convict intentionally gets himself incarcerated again while working undercover for the FBI to infiltrate the mob’s drug trade in New York
Starring – Directed by Andrea Di Stefano with Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Joel Kinnaman
Release Date – August 17th


8. Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy

What’s it about? Mary Stuart’s attempts to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I, maneuvering dangerously around factions that sought to control or dethrone her. A different look at the woman who was the intellectual and political equal of Queen Elizabeth I
Starring – Directed by Josie Rourke with Saoirse Ronin, Margot Robbie, David Tennant
Release Date – November 2nd


9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K Rowling

What’s it about? The second installment titled “The Crimes of Grindelwald” will follow Newt Scamander on more adventures and will introduce Albus Dumbledore
Starring – David Yates directs with Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Ezra Miller
Release Date – November 16th


10. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

What’s it about? In a post-apocalyptic world, cities now travel the earth on giant wheels, attacking and devouring smaller towns for their resources
Starring – Christian Rivers to direct with Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang
Release Date – December 14th
Watch the trailer here


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