26 Books That Are Being Made Into Movies and TV Shows in 2018

26 Books That Are Being Made Into Movies and TV Shows in 2018
From TIME - January 12, 2018

The new year brings the usual spate of movies and TV shows adapted from books, offering a variety of thrills. Some are historical, as in The Little Stranger, set in a haunted English house post-World War II and based on the novel by Sarah Waters. Others are futuristic, as in Steven Spielbergs highly-anticipated adaptation of Ernest Clines video game adventure story Ready Player One. To get ahead of the years big releases, here are the books to read now before their stories hit the big (or small) screen.

Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams (TV, Jan. 12)

The British anthology series inspired by Philip K. Dicks science fiction stories like The Commuter and Exhibit Piece premiered in the U.K. in September. It will premiere in the U.S. on Amazon Video.

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (TV, Jan. 17)

The second season of the FX anthology series turns to the world-famous Italian fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him. Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss, Ricky Martin and Penlope Cruz star in this seasons story, based on the non-fiction book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth.

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12 Strong (Movie, Jan. 19)

Chris Hemsworth stars in this adaptation of Doug Stantons non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, about a Special Forces team, deployed to Afghanistan shortly after 9/11, who secretly pursued the Taliban on horseback.

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The Alienist (TV, Jan. 22)

In Caleb Carrs 1994 novel, set against the backdrop of Gilded Age New York, a reporter and a psychologist work together to come up with a profile of a killer. The TNT adaptation stars Daniel Brhl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning.

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Fifty Shades Freed (Movie, Feb. 9)

The third installment in the Fifty Shades series, still starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, finds the couple as newlyweds whose happily-ever-after is not going exactly as planned. The novel concluded E.L. James original trilogy, which she followed up with retellings of the book from Christians perspective.

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Peter Rabbit (Movie, Feb. 9)

James Corden, Margot Robbie and Daisy Ridley lend their voices to the characters of Peter Rabbit, Flopsy and Cottontail in a new adaptation of Beatrix Potters beloved childrens stories.

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Annihilation (Movie, Feb. 23)

Alex Garland wrote and directed this adaptation of the first novel in Jeff Vandermeers Southern Reach trilogy. The story is about a group of women on an expedition to a dangerous and little-understood isolated region called Area X, where nature has produced uncanny life forms. Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez star in the film.

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The Looming Tower (TV, Feb. 28)

Lawrence Wrights Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the rise of al-Qaeda and the lead-up to 9/11 serves as source material for a Hulu series featuring Jeff Daniels and Alec Baldwin as figures from the FBI and CIA.

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Red Sparrow (Movie, March 2)

Based on the first novel in a trilogy by Jason Matthews, this thriller stars Jennifer Lawrence as a ballerina turned Russian spy, who is tasked with targeting a CIA officer. When attraction sparks between herself and her target (played by Joel Edgerton), the mission gets complicated.

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A Wrinkle in Time (Movie, March 9)

Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling star in the Ava DuVernay-directed adaptation of the classic Madeleine LEngle story about a girls journey through space and time to find her missing father.

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Love, Simon (Movie, March 16)

Based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, this movie stars Nick Robinson as a teenager whos struggling to come out of the closet while experiencing his first encounter with romance.

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Ready Player One (Movie, March 30)

Ernest Clines popular novel about a dystopian future where virtual reality is king serves as inspiration for this Steven Spielberg adaptation. The film stars Tye Sheridan as a video gamer hoping to remake his life by finding an Easter Egg inside the world known as OASISbut the competition is cutthroat.

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Whered You Go, Bernadette (Movie, May 11)

A brilliant but complicated mother (played by Cate Blanchett) goes missing shortly before a family trip to Antarctica, prompting her daughter to try to figure out where she has gone. Richard Linklater directs the adaptation of the hit 2012 novel by Maria Semple.

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Crazy Rich Asians (Movie, Aug. 17)

The Little Stranger (Movie, Aug. 31)

The Darkest Minds (Movie, Sept. 14)

The House With a Clock in Its Walls (Movie, Sept. 21)

Boy Erased (Movie, Sept. 28)

First Man (Movie, Oct. 12)

The Girl in the Spiders Web (Movie, Oct. 19)

Mary, Queen of Scots (Movie, Nov. 2)

Holmes and Watson (Movie, Nov. 9)

Mortal Engines (Movie, Dec. 14)

The Black Hand (Movie, TBA)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Movie, TBA)

Bel Canto (Movie, TBA)


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