I am always Team Book. I will always be Team Book. However, I do like to see the screen adaptations of the books I read. I have to read the book first though. I’ll wait until a movie is available on DVD, rather than view the screen adaption before getting a change to read the book. I’ve got a few book-to-screen adaptations I’m looking forward to in my list below. You will not find the new 50 Shades movie here because I think the book is trash. To be clear, it’s not the “sexy” content that I think is trash, it’s the awful writing.
#TeamBook: 7 Book-To-Screen Adaptations To Look Forward To This Year
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I joined the Show Your Blog Love Book Club and Big Little Lies is the book we’re reading for February. My book was just delivered last Friday and It’s a page turner. The HBO miniseries premieres this weekend and I don’t think I’ll be finished in time to watch it live, but I’m off on Monday and don’t plan on leaving the couch much. 🙂
- Premieres: February 19, 2017
- Starring: Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgård, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz
- Synopsis: Big Little Lies follows three women: Madeline, Celeste, and Jane, each at a crossroads. The book is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Before I Fall was recommended to me by a fellow bookworm. The premise reminds me of If I Stay which was also became a book-to-screen adaptation. Before I Fall been sitting on my Kindle for a few months now, but I plan to tackle it after Big Little Lies.
- Coming to theaters: March 3, 2017
- Starring: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller
- Synopsis: Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
The Zookeeper’s Wife:A War Story by Diane Ackerman
- Coming to theaters: March 31
- Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh
- Synopsis: A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
I saw this book continuously being recommended in my book clubs and I’ve always wanted to read it, especially after I found out it inspired the Choose Kind Movement, an anti-bullying campaign. I recently saw the trailer and I just can’t say no to a Julia Roberts movie. So the book makes my list.
- Coming to theaters: April 7, 2017
- Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay
- Synopsis: August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
It by Stephen King
Are the clown sightings still happening? I originally thought that the sightings were some PR company’s idea for a guerrilla marketing campaign. let’s see if they start happening again closer to the release of the movie. Truth moment: Clowns are not my jam. I’m not scared of them, but I tend to just avoid them all together. This year, I’m dealing with my “non-issue” with clowns and reading the novel and getting friendly with the old and new It movies.
- Coming to theaters: September 8, 2017
- Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher
- Synopsis: Seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
I frequently stalk Idris Elba’s IMDb page. Yup. That’s a thing I do. So I first saw the title of this film from his filmography section. When I found out it was based on a novel — to Goodreads I went.
- Coming to theaters: October 20, 2017
- Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba
- Synopsis: On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport, Ashley Knox and Dr. Ben Payne. When the last outgoing flight is cancelled due to a broken de-icer and a forthcoming storm, Ben finds a charter plane and offers Ashley a seat, but the plan crashes. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever?
So I’m not officially listing it as one to look forward to, but Johnny Depp is going to start in the book-to-screen adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Unless he’s in full costume, I feel like Johnny Depp has been ruining movies as of late. So put this one on the maybe list.
Are there any book-to-screen adaptations you’re looking forward to this year? Leave me a comment below!