Movie Adaptations 2017

Film adaptations have been happening for years now so it’s nothing new. But I find that reading the book before watching the movie lets you have a better grasp of what the author wanted to portray because not everything can be captured in a film. Here is a guide of some of the books you might want to pick up before watching the movies. It’s important to know that the dates might change and new movies might be added as the year goes by.

adaptations-2

FEBRUARY

I Am Not Your Negro

The documentary is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House. The film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders.

Release Date: February 3rd


Fifty Shades Darker

From E.L. James Fifty Shades Trilogy, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are back for the sequel with Christian trying to win back Anastacia. They try to have a normal relationship which is quite new for him.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: February 10th


Tulip Fever

A love story between an artist and a married woman after he falls in love with her when he was commissioned to paint her portrait. The movie is set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: February 24th



MARCH

Before I Fall

Adapted from the YA novel by Lauren Oliver, a teenager relives the day she was killed in a car crash trying to make sense of it and change whatever she can.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: March 3rd


The Shack

A man loses his daughter in a camping trip and returns to the sight years later where he finds her with physical manifestations of Jesus, God the Father, and The Holy Spirit.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: March 3rd


The Sense of an Ending

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: March 10th


Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s version is far from faithful from the original French fairy tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. I am most excited about this Disney live movie!

Get the book here>>

Release Date: March 17th


Ghost in the Shell

Adapted from manga series of the same name, a cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: March 31st



The Zookeeper’s Wife

A British-Amerian war drama based on a non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman. It’s the true story about how the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis by hiding them in empty animal cages after the zoo was bombed.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: March 31st



APRIL

Wonder

It’s about a boy with a facial deformity trying to fit into school.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: April 7th


The Lost City of Z

Based on the adventures of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared in 1925 while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon.

Get book here>>

Release Date: April 21st


The Circle

A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle at the center of a surveillance society, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: April 28th



MAY

The Dinner

A look at how far parents will go to protect their children. Feature film based on a novel by Herman Koch.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: May 5th



King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie’s feature film version of the classic King Arthur story.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: May 12th



Everything, Everything

A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: May 19th



JUNE

Wonder Woman

Based on DC Comics The New 51.

Get book here>>

Release Date: June 2nd



Lady Macbeth

In this adaptation of Nikolai Leskov’s novella “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, a 19th century young bride is sold into marriage to a middle-aged man.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: June 2nd



JULY

My Cousin Rachel

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s book of the same name.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: July 14th


The Dark Tower

The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: July 28th


The Coldest City

Graphic novel “The Coldest City” by Antony Johnston is a double-agent spy thriller that takes place on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: July 28th



SEPTEMBER

It

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise. Adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: September 8th


Victoria and Abdul

The book “Victoria and Abdul” told the surprising story of Abdul Karim, who became a clerk for Queen Victoria at the age of 24.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: September 22nd



OCTOBER

The Snowman

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: October 13th


The Mountain Between Us

A pair survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: October 20th



NOVEMBER

Let it Snow

Another one of John Green’s book to film adaptation. His short story collection “Let it Snow” is getting adapted into a film about interweaving romances that come together on Christmas Eve.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: November 22nd



Murder on Orient Express

Second time Agatha Christie’s book by the same title is being adapted, the first being the 1974 film. Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.

Get the book here>>

Release Date: November 22nd



Save

Advertisements

One thought on “Movie Adaptations 2017

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s