12 book-to-movie adaptations we're excited for this year


12 book-to-movie adaptations we’re excited for this year

From The Zoya Factor to It (Chapter two)

By Japleen Kaur  January 29th, 2019

This year, a whole bunch of interesting books will be adapted for the silver screen and here’s what we’re looking forward to:

It (Chapter two) by Stephen King

The sequel to what was possibly 2017's scariest movie, It (Chapter two), based on the novel by Stephen King, looks doubly spooky. And doubly good.


Pet Sematary by Stephen King

From the king of horror, this Stephen King novel was previously adapted into a movie in 1989—now it's time for take two. The story goes that the Creed family bury their dead cat in a pet cemetery behind their house, a decision they will regret forever.


Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Mystery and comedy packed into one, this movie follows the story of 15-year-old Bee. Her mother Bernadette Fox goes missing right before they were supposed to leave for Antarctica for a family vacation. The plot thickens basis emails, memos, thoughts, and more. Watch Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wigg, Billy Crudup, and Judy Greer bring Maria Semple’s characters to life.


The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

A good-for-the-soul romance, Yoon's book is set in NYC and will be brought to life by Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton who play Natasha and Daniel respectively. When Natasha gets deported, their love is put to test. 


The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

A love story set during World War II, Rhidian Brook’s book follows the lives of Colonel Lewis and his wife Rachel, forced to live with a German widower and his daughter. Amidst tension love sparks, and Rachel finds herself stuck between her husband and the widower.


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This all-time classic is now being turned into yet another film, but this time Emma Watson steps in as the lead. Perfect casting! 


The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

With a stellar cast like Blake Lively, Judd Law, and Sterling K. Brown, this thriller looks very promising. Mark Burnell’s protagonist Stephanie is out for revenge for the pre-meditatedmurder of her family. Follow her journey as the grief-stricken Stephanie begins training as a spy that's out for justice. 


Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

This is for all the fans of The Fault In Our Stars; Five Feet Apart is about a seventeen-year-old girl (Haley Lu) who suffers from a rare disease that requires her to stay five feet apart from everyone in order to avoid fatal infection. Enter Cole Sprouse, who plays her love interest with (coincidentally!) the same disease, and it's the beginning of an epic love story. Carry tissues.


A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog’s Way Home is based on the eponymous novel by Bruce Cameron—he's the same author who gave us A Dog’s Purpose so we know it has to be good. Prepare to ugly-cry as you watch the puppy protagonist ravel 400 miles to reunite with its owner. 


The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn

The film adaptation of this thriller by A.J Finn will release in October, and the plot is a real nail-biter. The protagonist, Anna suffers from agoraphobia, or the fear of public or open spaces. This forces her to exist within the confines of her home, where she spends her days observing her neighbours. One day, she sees something she shouldn’t have, and things begin to spiral.


The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness’ fantastical novel is set on an imaginary planet where citizens can hear each other’s thoughts; the protagonist is a young boy who leaves home due to some deep, dark secrets about his past. Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley to star in it. 


The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan

The only Indian book on this list, the Zoya Factor was widely read and loved. The film adaptation will see Dulquer Salman and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles. Releasing in April, the plot revolves around a girl named Zoya who ends up becoming the lucky charm for the Indian Cricket team during the 2011 World Cup.