Tuesday, 6 June 2017

9 Books To Read Before They Hit Our Screens

We've hit mid 2017 and already we've seen so many book to movie adaptations been released on screen. Before the year ends there are a few I'm excited to check out, as well as early 2018.

2017




Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 
Release Date: July 6th (IMDb)
Starring: Amanda Sterling, Nick Robinson
This was one of those YA novels that caught everyone's attention so quickly. Maddy has a rare disease, making her allergic to the world. She has never left her house. One day when a new family moves in next door, Maddy spies Olly, and her life changes forever.
Everything, Everything is already out elsewhere, but won't be in Australian cinemas until July.

A Monsters Call by Patrick Ness
Release Date: July 27th (IMDb)
Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones
Conor's been expecting the monster from his nightmare to visit it at night. Instead, he's faced with a different type of monster - a monster that is wild and ancient, and it wants the truth from Conor.
Much like Everything, Everything, A Monsters Call was also released earlier in the US. This was one of those reads that have stayed with me. 

It by Stephen King 
Release Date: Sept 7th (IMDb)
Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Owen Teague
I already know I'm not going to watch this. However, I do know that this is one of those releases that will have everyone on their toes, waiting with anticipation. 


Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Release Date: Nov 9th (IMDb)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench
The Orient Express leaves just after midnight. By morning, millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed multiple times and the door locked from the inside. There's only a limit time to find the murderer before they strike again.
Definitely on my to read list, and with a cast list like that, I am expecting big things.

Wonder by R.J Palacio 
Release Date: Nov 30th (IMDb)
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson
I am pleasantly surprised but also super excited that this is being made into a movie. Wonder is a special and touching novel about August who has a facial deformity, being able to attend school for the first time, but struggles to show his classmates that he may look different but he is very much just like them. 

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman 
Release Date: Dec 26th (IMDb)
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer
A 17 year old boy meets his parents friend one summer, sparking an attraction that leads to obsessions, fears, fascination and desire. The two experience something that neither are prepared for, especially when facing extreme consequences. This is another surprise addition to this list. Call Me By Your Name was something I read when I was really young, maybe a little too young, but I still remember how it relayed such an innocent tone mixed with a little sensual tension, which was new to me.



2018



Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 
Release Date: March 29th (IMDb)
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance
Wade, like many others, prefers to live his life in the virtual utopia Oasis. When the creator of Oasis releases a quest, with an ultimate prize on the line, Wade fights through Oasis in order to come out as the winner.
If there was one movie that I am most excited for it is this one! The fact that Steven Spielberg is the director as well, just makes it so much more perfect. 

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 
Release Date: TBA (IMDb)
Starring: Elle Fanning 
Theodore and Violet couldn't be more different. Theo constantly thinks about dying, Violet tries to live her life to the fullest. When they meet, both try to balance each other in an attempt to get closer. 
Again, another YA novel that has received immense love. I wasn't as impressed while reading this, but hopefully the movie will do a better job at conveying mental illnesses. 

Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein 
Release Date: TBA (IMDb)
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton 
Re-imagined story of Hamlet, through Ophelia's eye. 
I never even realised Ophelia was well known. I picked this up in high school when I was studying Hamlet, but never finished it. This might give me reason to. I mean Tom Felton is in it so for sure will watch it.

Which Adaptation Are You Most Excited For? 

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