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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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5 Book to Movie Adaptions We Can’t Wait For

The year is almost halfway through, but thankfully there are so many exciting adaptations happening the second half of 2019! Here are the one’s we are most excited for:

 

1. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

 

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Judi Dench and Josh Gad are set to star in the adaptation of Artemis Fowl. Set over the course of eight books, the first features our hero Artemis after he kidnaps an elf-fairy and holds her for a hefty, hefty ransom to help build back his family’s fortune. His dad, who is also a criminal, has been missing for quite some time as well. This sci-fi, fantasy tale was first published in 2001, and it was a hit amongst middle grade and young adult readers. It is astounding that it took this long to get the movie, but we can’t wait for this one to come out August 9th!

 

2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

 

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Kristen Wiig and Cate Blanchett are set to star in this adaptation when it hits the big screen on August 9th! The story is that of an anxiety-plagued mother, who hates everyone and everything until one day she caves from the pressure and suddenly packs up and leaves. Everyone, including her fifteen-year-old daughter, are left trying to figure out where she went and why she left. The book was originally published in 2013, and it was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Humor.

 

3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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When this book came out in 2013, it was impossible to not see someone reading it on the train or overhear someone else talking about it. The book was an instant success, taking home the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. Ansel Elgort and Luke Wilson are both set to star in the feature film this coming October. The story takes place over a decade, focusing on the coming of age of a young man whose mother dies from a terrorist attack in an art museum. This paves the way to a series of unfortunate events in his life, including moving in with his alcoholic father and stealing prized artwork. What I’m saying is if you haven’t read this one yet, make sure you get to it before this hits the big screen! It is a doozy.

 

 

4. The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

 

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This is the closest we will get, for now anyway, to a female James Bond! After her entire family dies in a plane crash, a woman discovers that this was no accident, but a premeditated terrorist attack. She decides to leave her life of prostitution behind and become part of the Intelligence Agency. She becomes the assassin she needs to be in order to avenge her family’s death and take out every last person involved with the attack. Blake Lively is to star alongside Jude Law in this juicy thriller, set to hit the big screen November 22nd!

 

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

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You may be in the camp that says we don’t need another Little Women adaptation, but what if I told you Emma Watson was set to star alongside Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep? The star-studded cast is sure to make for a great film on its own. Add in the truly beautiful story Alcott penned in 1868 and it becomes irresistible. Taking place during the Civil War, it tells the story of four sisters, Mary, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they make their way through childhood and into the next stages of their lives, dealing with the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is one of the most heartwarming tales, and I can’t wait to see what these beautiful women do with the story!

 

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