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8 Book Adaptations to Look Forward to in 2020

2020 is coming in just a couple of weeks, and what better way to prepare for the new year than to read some books. Especially the books that are coming to the screen next year. So be sure to add these books to your TBR pile for 2020, or squeeze one or two in before the year is over.

 

  1. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle

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This novel is the second book in the Dr. Dolittle series, and it follows Dr. Dolittle as he goes on a journey with his animal friends to find a cure for Queen Victoria’s illness. The movie is set for a theatrical  release on January 17, 2020. The film will star, Emma Thompson, Robert Downy Jr., and Octavia Spencer.

 

 

2. P.S I Still Love You 

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This film is the sequel to the film, To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeAgain, we follow Laura Jean as she decides  between two boys. Former boyfriend, Peter Kavinsky and a childhood friend, John Ambrose McClearan. The same cast from the first film will be reprising their roles. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are back as Laura Jean and Peter Kavinsky. It is set to release on Netflix on February 12, 2020.

 

3. Call of the Wild

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This novel follows a sled dog named Buck, during the the Klondike gold rush in 1890. It will be an animated film, with Harrison Ford, Terry Notary, Dan Stevens, and Karen Gillian lending their voices to the characters. It is set for a theatrical release on February 21, 2020.

 

 

4. Artemis Fowl 

 

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This adaptation will focus on the first two novels in the series. It will follow Artemis Fowl, a teenager descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, as he travels to Ho Chi Minh City to kidnap a fairy and find his disappeared father. The film will star Judi Dench, and Tamara Smart. It is set to release in theaters on May 29, 2020.

 

5. Dragon Rider

 

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The novel follows a human boy, Ben, and his silver dragon, Firedrake. They go on a search through the himalayas for the magical part of it called the Rim of Heaven, to find a safe place for Firedrake to live. The film is set to be released in Fall of 2020.

 

 

6. The Devil All the Time

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This novel is set in post WWII Ohio, and it follows three storylines: A disturbed war veteran, a false preacher, and a husband and wife serial killer team. It will star Hayley Bennett, Tom Holland, and Bill Skarsgård. It is set for release on Netflix next year.

 

7. Chaos Walking

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This is the first novel in the Chaos Walking series it follows Todd Hewitt. In the near future, Todd lives in a town called, Prentisson, where no one’s thoughts are private and all women in the colony world are dead. One day, Todd finds a spot of silence, and now that he’s found it, he has to run. Tom Holland (portraying Todd Hewitt) will be joined by Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, and Nick Jonas. It is set for release sometime next year.

 

 

8. Death on the Nile

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On the Nile, an heiress, Linnet Ridgeway is murdered. Detective Hercule Poirot and his companion Colonel Race are among the passengers, and are quick to solve the case. Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Jodie Conner, and Letitia Wright are set to star. It is set for a theatrical release on October 9, 2020.

 

 


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Letitia Wright Joins ‘Death On The Nile’ Adaptation

Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express made over $300 million when it released in 2017. Following this success, 20th Century Fox was more that ready to schedule a sequel based on Death on the Nile, another Christie novel featuring the same detective from the first film, Hercule Poirot (who was also played by Branagh). And a big star has just joined the new film.

 

 

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The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Letitia Wright, who broke out into the mainstream as Shuri in Marvel’s Black Panther, has joined the cast. She will star alongside Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer as well as the Branagh reprising his role as Hercule.

 

The novel takes place in Egypt along the Nile River and follows Hercule Poirot as he tries to solve the murder of an heiress aboard a steamer traveling down the river. Wright will play Rosalie Otterbourne, a lead suspect in the case. Gadot will play Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, the heiress at the center of the murder. It is unclear what role Hammer will play.

 

Shooting for the film will commence in September, with an October 2020 release date planned.

 

 

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Gal Gadot to Star in Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’

Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot is set to star in the new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Gadot is still shooting Wonder Woman 1984 but is the first confirmed member of the cast. The project was created after the success of Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express which grossed $352.8 million worldwide. 

 

Christie’s sequel to Orient Express sees Detective Hercule Poirot return with the challenge of investigating another murder. However, this murder does not take place on a train but on a cruise down the River Nile in Egypt. 

 

Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg are the producing the sequel and Michael Green who adapted Orient Express will be Death on the Nile’s screenwriter. The film has a release date of December 20, 2019. Hopefully it can live up or exceed both the novel and the 1978 adaptation!

 

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