From Page to Screen in 2018: 12 Book-to-Film Adaptations Coming to a Theater Near You

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great contentWe all know that the book is always better than the movie, but that doesn’t stop us from sometimes really, really liking the movie, especially when it’s based on a favorite book. So butter your popcorn, turn off your phone, and get ready for 12 2018 book-to-film adaptations worth waiting for.

Peter Rabbit

 

Who doesn’t love the rascally rabbit Peter? Mr. McGregor. That’s who. But even he would be won over by the magical Peter Rabbit adaptation coming to the screen on February 9th, starring the incomparable James Corden.

Annihilation

Lovers of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy will not want to miss the upcoming film Annihilation, which is based on the first novel in the series. Get ready to enter the Shimmer on February 23rd.

Every Day

Ah, young love—so pure and unsullied by the worries of the adult world. Not so fast! As David Levithan’s novel Every Day taught us, love at any age comes with complications. Prepare to swoon on February 23rd, as Rhiannon and A come to the screen in the film adaptation of Every Day. Our hearts are pre-breaking at the thought of this movie!

 

A Wrinkle in Time

We’re counting the days until the March 9th release date of the film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi novel has been a childhood favorite since it was first published in 1962 and this film with its big budget and star-studded (Oprah!) and inclusive cast and crew, seems to be destined for loving longevity as well. You don’t even need a tesseract to travel to the theater!

 

Love, Simon


Remember how we all fell in love with Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda? Well, prepare yourself to completely freak out over the movie version, Love, Simon, coming to theaters on March 16th. Nick Robinson seems perfectly cast. In fact, we’re already in love with Simon.

 

Ready Player One

 


Based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel of the same name, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is set to explode onto screens on March 30th and we can’t wait. We’re gearing up to join Wade Watts in the OASIS as he races to find the Easter egg.

 

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Via Maria Semple’s Instagram

Fittingly in time for Mother’s Day, Richard Linklater’s adaptation of Maria Semple’s beloved novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette is set to be released on May 11th. We can’t wait to see how our favorite, Kristen Wiig, tackles the role of Audrey, Bernadette’s neighbor.

 

Crazy Rich Asians

 


Kevin Kwan took the literary world by storm with his 2013 novel Crazy Rich Asians and we’re expecting Hollywood will be crazy about him as well. The film adaptation comes out on August 17th, which gives you enough time to add the entire Crazy Rich trilogy to your reading list.

 

The Little Stranger

Little Stranger
Via Film4’s Twitter

We are blown away that the world is giving us Sarah WatersThe Little Stranger in movie form. If you have not read this book and are entering the theater with no expectations, then prepare to sit on the edge of your seat as you watch this mysterious and no doubt creepy movie releasing on August 31st.

 

First Man

Via Backgrid

Hey, girl. Mark your calendar for the October 12th release of First Man, starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong. We’re getting ready to la la love this biopic based on James R. Hansen’s illuminating biography, First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong. Trust us, First Man is going to be out of this world.

 

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

 


We can’t get enough of crime-fighting hacker Lisbeth Salander and luckily, she’ll grace the silver screen again soon. She’s back on October 19th in the adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the first of the Millenium series written by David Lagercrantz, who took over the series after creator Stieg Larsson died. We’re sure this is one web we’ll be happy to be stuck in.

 

The Hate U Give

Via Angie Thomas’ Twitter

There is no doubt that Angie Thomas’ powerful YA novel, The Hate U Give, was one of the most talked about and beloved books of 2017. Now in 2018, we’re eagerly awaiting the film adaptation. The movie is in post production, and there is no firm release date as of yet. This gives us plenty of time to reread The Hate U Give while we wait to see this inspiring book transformed into a must-see film.

 

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