Big screen adaptions are very popular. One, fans finally get to see their favorite characters come to life in the big screen. And two, the nostalgia and fandom factor help production companies earn money out of people’s desire to see their favorite books come to life. It’s always a gamble though. Some fans and critics alike are very hard to please with movie adaptions, and a few wrong strokes can make people hate the movies and tell their friends to just read the book.
Here are some books coming to the big screen soon that you should give a read:
The Death Cure
By James Dashner
We’ve come to the end of the road. It’s the final adaption of the Maze Runner series. This book’s movie was actually intended for an earlier release, but lead actor Dylan O’Brien was injured during filming and production had to stop as the young actor had to recover. The movie recently came out this January 12; better check it out.
Before I Fall
By Lauren Oliver
When you die, you’re supposed to be taken to an afterlife, right? Well, it’s a different story for Sam. When she dies, she’s forced to relive the same day of her death over and over again. What will she find as she’s forced to relive this day? With the move coming out on March 3, Sam is played by Zoey Deutch of The Suite Life on Deck fame.
By R.J. Palacio
Auggie Pullman isn’t like most kids. He’s got a facial defect that doesn’t make him look normal like any kid. His mother decides to enrol him at school and he tries to fit in. It’s the basic fitting in story, but it’s touching to find someone like Auggie slowly learn to fit and adapt with the kids of his school. The movie adaptation is set to be released on April 7.
By Stephen King
2016 saw the rampage of killer clowns. Well, even without the killer aspect, clowns were terrifying to begin with. Whoever thought that profession was a good way to entertain children was sick. But of course, those aren’t as sick as Pennywise, who terrorized and killed children. While It already had a mini-series back in the ’90s, this book is getting a full movie on September 8, with Bill Skarsgård playing Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
All the Bright Places
By Jennifer Niven
Sometimes, we’re trapped inside a small bubble and can’t escape. That’s exactly what Violet and Theodore feel in the small town of Indiana. But when they meet on the roof, both with the intent of suicide, things start to become different for the both of them. There’s no specific release date for its silver screen adaptation, but it’s rumored to be released on 2018, with Elle Fanning stepping inside the shoes of Violet Markey.–ERNEST TO GOODNESS