10 Books-Turned-Films to Watch Out For in 2018
Book lovers enjoy reading well-written works. Of course, as long as books are well-written, they will eventually become bestsellers that all bookworms will want to have in their bookshelf. Subsequently, these bestselling books can also grab the attention of directors and producers, prompting them to lobby for a film adaptation.
If you are a bookworm and film buff rolled into one, then here are some of the bestselling books with a film adaptation to be released this 2018 that you can look forward to:
1. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)
Showing in theaters this coming March 9, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of a young girl who journeys through space and time just to find her father. The story stars Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling.
2. The Death Cure (James Dashner)
The Death Cure is the final book of James Dashner’s Maze Runner series. In this installment, Dylan O’Brien as Thomas finally decides to take down the WICKED organization. Showing January 26, this show is one of the highly anticipated films of 2018.
3. Fifty Shades Freed (E.L. James)
Jamie Dorman and Dakota Johnson reprise their respective roles as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the final installment of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. This installment features new twists and turns in the luxurious life of the Greys. The film is set to be shown in theaters this coming February 9.
4. Annihilation (Jeff Vandermeer)
A thriller film set to be shown in theaters on February 23, Annihilation tells the expedition of a biologist into an unknown territory in the hopes of finding out what killed her husband. The show stars Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Gina Rodriguez.
5. The War With Grandpa (Robert Kimmel Smith)
Written by Robert Kimmel Smith, The War With Grandpa is a bestselling book adapted to film and set to be released on February 23. This story tells how a grandson tries to drive his grandfather out of his room through a series of pranks. The film stars Uma Thurman, Robert De Niro, and Christopher Walken.
6. The Darkest Minds (Alexandra Bracken)
If you want a film with a story that can keep you on your toes, then The Darkest Minds fulfill that requirement to the tee. Written by Alexandra Bracken, this futuristic YA novel-turned-film stars Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore. The film will be shown in theaters on September 14.
7. Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)
Showing in theaters on August 17, Crazy Rich Asians tell the story of Constance Wu as she finds out her boyfriend is not only filthy rich, but crazy rich. The film will be directed by Jon Chu.
8. Red Sparrow (Jason Matthews)
A story about a ballerina-turned-spy, Jennifer Lawrence stars in Jason Matthew’s Red Sparrow. Co-starring with Lawrence are actors Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, and Mary-Louise Parker. Expect this film to hit the theaters on March 2.
9. Forever My Girl (Heidi McLaughlin)
From bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, Forever My Girl is about a country singer who returns home only to realize just how much he left behind. Fall in love with Jessica Rothe and Alex Roe as they star in this film set to show in theaters on January 19.
10. Every Day (David Levithan)
Every Day, written by bestselling author, David Levithan, is a uniquely authored book that is worth turning into a film. Featuring stars Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, and Maria Bello, watch out for this film in theaters on February 23.