2018 Book Adaptations Coming to the Big Screen

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. Check out our previous post in January here if you missed it!
Here are 10 (more) books to movie adaptations coming soon in 2018:
  1. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

What’s it about?  In 1962, newlyweds Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s and also both virgins, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and terrified by the upcoming consummation of their marriage.
Starring – Dominic Cook directs with Saoirse Ronin, Billy Howle
Release Date – May 18th  
Watch the trailer here

2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth

What’s it about? In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment center in a remote area called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.
Starring – Desiree Akhavan directs with Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck
Release Date – August 3rd

3. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

What’s it about? During the summer of 1947, Dr. Faraday meets a woman and her children at Hundreds Hall, a facility where his mother once worked. When the doctor learns that something ominous haunts the family, the family’s story becomes entwined with his own.
Starring –  Lenny Abrahamson directs with Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter
Release Date – August 31st

4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

What’s it about? When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are seen as a threat by the government and sent to detainment camps. Sixteen-year-old Ruby soon escapes from her captors and joins other runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Banded together and on the run, they combine their collective powers to fight the adults who tried to take away their future.
Starring – Jennifer Yuh Nelson directs with Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie
Release Date – August 3rd
Read my review here and watch the trailer here

5. The House With a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs

What’s it about? Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks.
Starring – Eli Roth directs with Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro
Release Date – September 21st
Watch the trailer here

6. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

What’s it about? Jared is the son of a small-town Baptist pastor who gets outed to his parents at age 19. He’s soon faced with an ultimatum — attend a gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.
Starring – Joel Edgerton directs with Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges
Release Date – September 28th

7. Mowgli (The Jungle Book) by Rudyard Kipling

What’s it about? Human child Mowgli is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle, except for the fearsome tiger Shere Khan
Starring – Andy Serkis directs with Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Rohan Chand, Christian Bale
Release Date – October 18th

8. The Girl in the Spider Web by David Lagercrantz

What’s it about? Continuing on the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander encounter a web of spies, cybercriminals, and government corruption.
Starring – Fede Álvarez directs with Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason
Release Date – October 19th

9. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E T A Hoffman

What’s it about? A golden thread, presented to Clara leads her to a coveted key, which disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters Phillip and the regents who preside over three Realms. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
Starring – Lasse Hallström directs with Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Kiera Knightly
Release Date – November 2nd
Watch the trailer here

10. Alita Battle Angel by Yukito Kishiro

What’s it about? Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
Starring – Robert Rodriguez directs with Rosa Salazar, Christopher Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Release Date – December 12th
Watch the trailer here

 

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