Upcoming Book Adaptations for 2017 and 2018

Book Adaptions coming in 2017, 2018, 2019 and beyond. Movies and Tv shows based on books being released soon cover genres from thrillers to children's lit to mysteries and romance. Pin now, Scheduled your movie dates later!

What is it about Fall that makes snuggling up and watching a movie so appealing? Whether at home on the sofa with your honey or out at a theater with friends, seeing your favorite book turned into a movie is the perfect cold weather past time. We’ve got the scoop on the book adaptations coming out for the remainder of 2017 as well as those flicks coming in 2018 and beyond. Take a look at the list, mark the dates on your calendar and be sure to catch up on the stories before you see them on the screen!

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The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

In theaters October 06

Two strangers are stranded in the wilderness together after a plane crash.  They must learn to depend on each other to survive.  This action/ adventure stars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.  Watch the trailer

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

In theaters November 10

A new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. Famed detective, Hercules Poirot is played by Kenneth Branagh. Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad and William DeFoe also star. Watch the trailer

Wonder by R.J Palacio

In theaters November 17

August Pullman is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.  He has been homeschooled his entire life until now.  He is starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep and life will never be the same again.  This book is sure to pull on your heartstrings.  The movie stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Watch the trailer

The Death Cure is an upcoming movie release for 2018.  Maze Runner: The Death Cure by James Dashner

In theaters January 26,  2018

The third and final installment in the Maze Runner series, this sci-fi dystopian action flick will see the same cast returning. Watch the trailer


Fifty Shades Freed  by E.L James

In Theaters February 12, 2018

Mrs. Grey will see you now….The third installment of the fifty shades trilogy promises more of the same. Definitely entertaining.


Annihilation coming to theaters February 2018 and starring Natalie PortmanAnnihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

In Theaters February 23, 2018

This thriller finds a biologist, played by Natalie Portman, heading to a remote location to discover what killed her husband.

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

In Theaters February 2018

This adorable adaptation of the classic tale looks like it will be great family entertainment.  Starring  James Cordon and Margot Robbie.  See the full trailer.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In theatres March 2018 

This sci-fi fantasy takes place in 2044.  The world is an awful place and people go to escape to the oasis- a virtual world where the only limits are your imagination.  It stars Tye Sheridan, Simon Pegg, and Olivia Cooke. See the trailer here. 

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli

In theaters March 2018

A young gay man takes a unique approach to come out to his classmates. Starring  Josh DuhamelTalitha Eliana BatemanKatherine Langford


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle 

In theaters March 2018

Watch this classic tale come to life on the big screen.  Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine and  Zack Galifianakis.  Watch the incredible trailer


In Theaters April 2018

In this futuristic coming of age story, Sebastian must decide whether to follow the path his grandmother has laid out or choose his own path.  Starring Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff.



Anthem tells the story of Luke who foresees the death of his best friend.  When other prophecies start coming true, Luke must deal with the consequences.  Starring Cameron Monaghan, Grayson Gabriel, Peyton List and Juliette Lewis.

The Invisible Man by H.G Wells

In theaters April 2018

A Scientist finds a way to make himself invisible but he pays the price with his sanity.  Starring Johnny Depp this movie is sure to be a hit.


Where’d You Go, Bernadette

In theaters May 2018

After her mother disappears, Bee decides to track her down and has an adventure in the process.Starring Cate BlanchettKristen Wiig and  Billy Crudup, this movie is sure to be funny and entertaining.


The Girl in the Spiders Web by Steig Larson

In theaters October 2018

The next installment in the Millenium series has a change of cast with Claire Foy set to play Lisbeth Slander.  Mikael Blomkvist seeks the help of computer hacker Lisbeth Slander as they find themselves caught in a web of cybercriminals, spies, and corrupt government officials.

Darkest Minds soon to be a motion picture starring mandy moore.The Darkest Minds by Alexander Bracken

In theaters  2018

This adaptation is based on the first book in a YA trilogy set in the future.  Ruby, played by Amandla Sternberg, has special abilities the government wants to keep hidden. Mandy Moore also stars

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows

In theaters 2018

Set shortly after WWI, a young writer – played by Lily James – is looking for inspiration for her next novel and finds it on the island of Guernsey.

The Black Hand starring Leo DiCaprio about a mafia in early 20th century America.

The Black Hand by Stephan Talty

In theaters  2018 

Leonardo DiCaprio is starring and producing this adaption set in America in the early 20th century. The story focuses on the beginnings of the mafia in the US and the detective looking into their crimes

Boy Erased by Garrard ConleyBoy Erased by Garrard Conley

In theaters 2018

A memoir about a deeply religious boy, who is outed to his family – including his pastor father. Attempting the church’s program to become a heterosexual, instead, he finds himself. The movie stars Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Joel Edgerton.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Bel Canto  by Ann Patchett

In theaters 2018

Julianne Moore plays an American Opera singer who travels to South America for a private show. Soon the show is crashed by guerilla forces.

Ophelia by Lisa Klein - movie adaptation coming in 2018Ophelia by Lisa Klein

In theaters 2018

Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Daisy Ridley and Clive Owen are starring in those book adaption which is actually a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Ophelia.


Bella Thorne and Dermot Mulroney star in the movie adaptation of Break My Heart 1,000 TimesBreak My Heart 1000 Times by Daniel Waters

In theaters 2018

A supernatural thriller that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Bella Thorne and Dermot Mulroney have been cast as the leads.


Zeroville starring James Franco.Zeroville by Steve Erickson

In theaters 2018

James Franco is directing and starring in this story about Hollywood in the 70s and 80s.


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah soon to be a major motion picture.The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 

In theaters January 25, 2019

A tale of two French sisters. One who works for the Resistance and one who is forced to host a Nazi soldier in her home. Sam Claflin is rumored to be onboard.

Witness for the Prosecution directed by and starring Ben Affleck.Witness For the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

In theaters 2019

Another remake of a classic Christie novel. Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in this courtroom drama.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

In theaters TBD

Set to star Elle Fanning, this young adult book begins when two teens meet on top of the bell tower at their school.


Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

In theaters TBD

This is a story of what happens when the heir to a Chinese fortune brings an American born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season.


Beautiful Ruins soon to be a major motion picture starring Sam Mendes.Beautiful Ruins by Jess Waters

In theaters TBD

A love story spanning decades and continents. Starring Sam Mendes and Imogen Poots


Love May Fail soon to be a major motion picture starring Emma StoneLove May Fail by Matthew Quick 

In theaters TBD

Emma Stone is slated to play the lead, a woman whose failed marriage has her returning to her hometown in search of an old teacher.


The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson 

In theaters TBD 

This Romance will Star Julia Roberts.  The Bookseller tells the story of a single woman, Kitty Miller, who dreams of marriage and motherhood all while running a bookstore with her best friend, Frieda.


I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

In theaters TBD

Based on the book, The Irishman will depict the life of Frank  Sheeran, a mafia hitman who allegedly murdered American labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Martin Scorsese will pair with Robert De Niro.


The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook. Soon to be a major motion picture.The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

In theaters TBD

Another post-WWII flick, this one takes place in Germany when a British colonel and his wife move in with a German man and his daughter. Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, and Jason Clarke star.


The Mothers by Brit BennettThe Mothers by Brit Bennett

In theaters TBD

Kerry Washington is attached to this story, which took Instagram by storm earlier in the year. The story unfolds over many years but everything centers around one summer’s choices and lasting consequences.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas soon to be a major motion picture.The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

In theaters TBD

One of the most powerful books I’ve read in recent years is slated to be made into a movie. This story is about the Black Lives Matter movement and is set to star Amandla Stenberg, Common, Regina Hall and Kian Lawley.

The Lost Wife by Alyson RichmanThe Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

In theaters TBD

A love story that takes place in Prague on the cusp of WWII. The lovers’lives are shattered when the Nazi’s invade their homeland. Daisy Ridley has been cast as the female lead.

Television Shows

HBO series 2017

A reporter returns home to cover a violent murder and is forced to confront her past. A psychological thriller that will definitely keep you on your toes. Starring Amy Adams, April Brinson, Violet Brinson


Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 

Amazon Series release date TBD

The underground railroad is a surreal book that imagines the underground railroad as a real train beneath the ground. The story follows Cora as she travels through the railroad trying to find freedom. With No release day yet, Amazon has hired Barry Jenkins to direct the series.

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 

Release date TBD

This series is about two rich friends growing up in post-war Italy. The four books in the series tell the story of the 60-year friendship between Elena and Lila after Lila disappears. HBO hopes to have a 32 episode series that will cover all 4 books.


Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

2018 release date TBD

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid who was convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear, his mistress, and his housekeeper. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past. Starring  Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Zachary Levi.  See the Trailer.

Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Release date HBO 2017 TBD

While the show is currently on the BBC, we will have to wait a little longer for HBO to air the show.  Based on the best-selling novels by J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym.  See the trailer here.  It is sure to be fantastic!


Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Release Date TBD on HBO

This magical realism book takes place is a post-apocalyptic Africa.  With George R. Martin as the executive producer, we can definitely expect some great things.


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The best book adaptations becoming movies and TV shows in 2018, 2019 and beyond. Bestsellers turned into adaptations with some of the best stars like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sam Mendes, James Franco, Amy Adams and more. Authors include JK Rowling, Brit Bennett, Angie Thomas, Gillian Flynn, Margaret Atwood, Agatha Christie, Kristin Hannah and more.