I was sitting in my room the other room, wondering about what movies were going to be coming out for the rest of the year, and next year. While I was doing this, I made a list of the movies that are being based upon books. Now, I can’t promise these are the release dates of all these movies, or if some of these movies are not hitting the screens but as of August 8, 2016, they are being released these days.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by: Dave Pilkey – June 2, 2017
Pilkey plays with words and pictures, providing great entertainment. The story is immediately engaging – two fourth-grade boys who write comic books and love to pull pranks find themselves in big trouble. Mean Mr. Krupp, their principal, videotapes George and Harold setting up their stunts and threatens to expose them. The boys’ luck changes when they send for a 3-D Hypno-Ring and hypnotize Krupp, turning him into Captain Underpants, their own superhero creation. Later, Pilkey includes several pages of flip-o-ramas that animate the action. The simple black-and-white illustrations on every page furnish comic-strip appeal. The cover features Captain Underpants, resplendent in white briefs, on top of a tall building. This book will fly off the shelves.
- Kevin Hart as George Beard
- Kristen Schaal as Edith
- Thomas Middleditch as Harold Hutchins
- Ed Helms as Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants
- Jordan Peele as Melvin
- Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants
- Lesley Nicol as Nobel Peace Moderator
An Ember In The Ashes by: Sabaa Tahir – 2017
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
No information is known about anything with this production. The movie will be produced by Mark Johnson over at Paramount Pictures.
All The Bright Places by: Jennifer Niven – 2017
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.
- Elle Fanning
Infinity: Chronicles of Nick by: Sherrilyn Kenyon – July 20, 2017
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity. Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead. But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu. As if starting high school isn’t hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
No information is known about the making. Amber Entertainment is producing the movie. Check out Sherrilyn Kenyon’s website for more movie information.
Wonder by: R.J. Palacio – April 7, 2017
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? R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.
- Julia Roberts as Isabel Pullman
- Jacob Tremblay as Auggie Pullman
- Owen Wilson as Nate Pullman
- Millie Davis as Summer
- Daveed Diggs as Mr. Browne
- Noah Jupe as Jack Will
- Elle Mckinnon as Charlotte
- William Dickinson as Eddi
- Mandy Patinkin
Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver – April 7, 2017
With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today’s foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person’s life can affect so many others. 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. Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.
- Zoey Deutch as Samantha Kingston
- Erica Tremblay as Izzy Kingston
- Halston Sage as Lindsay Edgecomb
- Logan Miller as Kent McFuller
- Cynthy Wu as Ally Harri
- Kian Lawley as Rob
- Jennifer Beals as Samantha’s Mom
- Medalion Rahimi as Elody
- Elena Kampouris as Juliet Sykes
- Liv Hewson as Anna Cartullo
- G Hannelius as Angel
- Nicholas Lea as Dan Kingston
- Claire Corlett as Devil Cupid
- Roan Curtis as Marian Sykes
- Diego Boneta
IT by: Stephen King – September 8, 2017 (Remake)
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.
- Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise The Dancin Glown/Bob Gray
- Nicholas Hamilton as Henry Bowers
- Owen Teague as Patrick Hockstetter
- Logan Thompson as Victor Criss
- Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uric
- Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon
- Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak
- Finn Woldhard as Richie Tozier
- Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh
- Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom
- Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough
- Jacier Botet as The Leper
Let It Snow by: John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle – November 22, 2017
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
No information is known about anything with this production. The movie will be directed by Luke Snellin and the screenplay was written by Kay Cannon. It will be released by Universal Studios.
The Shack by: William P. Young – March 3, 2017
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his “Great Sadness,” Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!
- Sam Worthington as Mach Phillips
- Octavia Spencer as Papa
- Graham Greene as Male Papa
- Radha Mitchelle as Nan
- Aviv Alush as Jesus
- Sumire Matsubara as Sarayu
- Tim McGraw as Willie
- Alice Braga as Sophia
- Megan Charpentier as Kate Phillips
- Gage Munroe as Josh Phillips
- Amelie Eve as Missy Phillips
A Wrinkle In Time by: Madleine L’Engle – July 28, 2017
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. “Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”. Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
- Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which
Wonderstruck by: Brian Selznick – 2017
Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives. Ben longs for his unknown father. Rose scrapbooks a famous silent actress. When Ben finds clues and Rose reads enticing news, the children independently run to New York for what they are missing. Ben’s story in words, Rose’s in pictures, come together in deafness.
- Julianne Moore as Lillian Mayhew
- Michelle Williams as Elaine
- Amy Hargreaves as Aunt Jenny
- Morgan Turner as Janet
- Jaden Michael as jamie
- Millicent Simmonds as Rose
- Cory Michael Smith as Walter
- Tom Noonan as Older Walter
- Oakes Fegley as Ben
- Hays Wellford as Greg Coons
- Raul Torres as Jamie’s Dad
- James Urbaniak
What book to screen adaption are you looking forward to? Is there one that I am missing that you are looking forward to? What book to you want to see on the big screen? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!