2018 is braced for a new wave of films which are based on successful books and we want to take a look at some of the ones that might be of interest to you.
It’s always interesting to see what films are due for the year and it is great when we can nip out and buy the book. There are usually enough differences to make both experiences enjoyable, independent events so here are some that you might want to have a look at.
Annihilation is the opening book from the Jeff Vandermeer, Southern Reach Trilogy that also includes Authority and Acceptance.
The film stars Nathalie Portman as one of a team of women who explore a unexplained celestial event in an abandoned area. We don’t know if the follow up films are planned yet or if they are waiting to see how successful this Netflix release will be first.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role this follows a Russian Spy who considers helping the CIA in the adaption of Jason Matthews novel.
With another big name attached there is bound to be some success for this spy thriller.
A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’engle’s A Wrinkle in Time combines sci-fi and fantasy with a blockbuster cast including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. Despite it being almost 50 years since the book was originally published it looks like it has found its time for a movie release.
Ready Player One
The Ernest Cline is getting the Spielberg treatment and fans of Pop Culture should get their notebooks out for all the references dropped throughout this film.
The film is set in 2044 and pays tribute to a lot of films and science fiction works that have come before it.
The Jungle Book
Not the first time Kipling’s Jungle Book has been adapted to film, in fact there was a live action film just a couple of years ago. This version sees Andy Serkis direct and star in the differently named ‘Mowgli’.
Based on Walter Dean Myers novel about a teenager on trial for murder, Monster stars Kevin Harrison Jr. in the powerful drama.
We will be keeping our eyes out for other great films in 2018 that have been adapted from novels that we think will have an impact at the box office.
With so many big money action and adventure films coming from the world of DC and Marvel, it is good to see some other films getting the opportunity to see the light of day. With online streaming sites like Netflix also becoming major players it gives film makers more options.