If you think about it, books are just scripts for movies waiting to happen. Have you ever read a book so amazing you want to scream at Hollywood to move on and make a movie for it? Well, it looks like 2017 is a good year for motion pictures as there are a lot of book to movie adaptations held this year. Some books don’t deserve simple two-hour movies so they’re being adapted to TV shows. Is there gas in the car? Because we’re going on a long ride, my friend.
Wonder by R.J Palacio (Release April 7th)
A book so thrilling, uplifting and holds all your emotions to its words. It’s now being taught in schools! The movie stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Just don’t forget your tissues.
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
It by Stephen King (Release September 8th)
If you’re afraid of clowns, then dodge this one. The remake appears to be even creepier than the original 1990 version.
To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.
It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christi (Release November 22nd)
Based on the novel by the famous crime and mystery writer Agatha Christy and starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. This movie seems like it’s going to be hit! November come already.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. A passenger lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
Before I fall by Lauren Oliver (Release March 3rd)
A new young adult book adaption is coming soon! The book is remarkable so hopefully, they don’t screw up the movie like most times.
For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is … until she dies in a terrible accident that night.
However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.
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The Circle by Dave Eggers (Release April 28th)
Staring both Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, they bring to life Eggers novel about a dystopian world where the complexity and need for privacy is desired.
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in America–even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
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The Dinner by Herman Koch (Release May 5th)
A drama, mystery thriller starring Richard Gere. Looks like it’s going to be a suspenseful dinner. Wonder what will be for dessert?
A summer’s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the delicate scraping of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of politeness – the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But the empty words hide a terrible conflict and, with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened … Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. Together, the boys have committed a horrifying act, caught on camera, and their grainy images have been beamed into living rooms across the nation; despite a police manhunt, the boys remain unidentified – by everyone except their parents. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children and, as civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Cormoran Strike by J.K Rowling/ Robert Galbraith (Release 2017)
The adult mystery written by the one and only J.K. Rowling is going to be adapted into a TV show by BBC, the exact release date is still unknown, but it should air sometime in 2017.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margret Atwood (Release April 26th)
The award-winning Atwood masterpiece will get its own place on air! Premiering on April 26th on Hulu, the show will star Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Release January 13th)
Move over Jim Carrey, Neill Patrick Harris is in town! Netflix has adapted the well-known movie into 8-episode TV show filled with all the wackiness all over again.
I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.
In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.
It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
With all due respect,
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Release 2017)
One of Gaiman’s most notable work, American Gods was first published in 2001. It’s a murder mystery following Shadow, a man who returns home to find both the love of his life and best friend dead. And he now has to find out what happened. The show will premiere on Starz in 2017.
A storm is coming…
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
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2017 seems like a good year already! Which are your most anticipated movies or TV shows for this year?