These 21 books turned movies are hitting the big screen this year


These 21 books turned movies are hitting the big screen this year

Good news for bibliophiles and movie buffs alike

By ELLE team  January 16th, 2018

If you’re an avid reader who’s also an avid movie-goer, you’re going to love this year. 2018 has got not one, not two, but 21 books turning into movies, neither of which can be missed out on. The final instalment of the Fifty Shades trilogy promises to be more nail-biting than all its predecessors. Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s love story comes to an end with the third film, set to release on February 9. You probably already were a big fan of A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle, but with Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling playing lead roles under the direction of Ava DuVernay, this one’s a guaranteed eyeball-grabber. The New York Times bestseller Every Day, written by David Levithan also makes it to the list, expected to release in the US on February 23, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Get ready to mark your calendars* this year as these 21 bestselling books, from love stories to science fiction thrillers, make their way to the big screen.

21 books that are being made into movies this year: 

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians releases on August 17.

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Starring Natalie Portman, the movie releases on 23 February. Watch the trailer here.

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

The movie's release date is TBD.

Every day by David Levithan

Every Day releases on 23 February. Watch the trailer here.

Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

The movie is set to release on September 28.

A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle In Time releases on March 9. Watch the trailer.

First Man - The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

First Man - The Life of Neil A. Armstrong releases on October 12.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The movie's release date is TBD.

The Death Cure by James Dashner

The epic finale to the Maze Runner saga will release on February 9. Watch the trailer.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One releases on March 30. Catch the trailer here.

Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

Starring Chris Hemsworth and Oscar nominee, Michael Shannon, 12 Strong is all set to release on January 19. Watch the trailer here.

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda releases on March 16. See the trailer here.

The Black Hand by Will Thomas

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the movie's release date is TBD.

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele's love story comes to an end with the third and final film, set to release on February 9. Watch the enticing trailer here.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds releases on September 14.

The Girl In The Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

The movie releases on October 19.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer And Annie Barrows

The movie's release date is April 20.

Where You'd Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where You'd Go, Bernadette releases on May 11.

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

The movie releases on March 2. Watch the trailer here

Three Seconds by Roslund And Hellstrom

Three Seconds releases on August 17.

The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

The movie releases on 23 February.

*Dates are subject to change