We love learning which books are becoming movies in the near future. Hearing about upcoming film adaptations encourages us to catch up on our reading so we can do comparisons when the film comes out. What we love most about book to film adaptations is how they enable us to keep a book discussion going on well after the title has fallen off the bestseller list.
If you’re like us and love watching films that are based on books, you’ll be very interested in today’s list of books becoming movies in 2018. You still have plenty of time to read them all before they come out!
Note: All release dates are current as of this writing. Release dates are subject to change at any time.
This post was updated on November 13, 2017. We’ll continue to update as we learn more release dates.
Books Becoming Movies in 2018
January 2018 book to film adaptations
by Doug Stanton
Doug Stanton’s true account of the special forces “Horse Soldiers’ who fought in Afghanistan is due for release on January 19, 2018. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, and Taylor Sheridan.
The Leisure Seeker
by Michael Zadoorian
The film adaptation of The Leisure Seeker stars Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. Expect to see it on the big screen on January 19, 2018.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
by James Dashner
February 2018 Book to Film Adaptations
Fifty Shades: Freed
by EL James
The final installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy will once again star Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. The release date as of this writing is February 8, 2018.
by Beatrix Potter
by Jeff VanderMeer
Expect to see the film adaptation of Annihilation in theaters on February 23, 2018. Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh star.
The War with Grandpa
by Robert Kimmel Smith
Robert Kimmel Smith’s novel about a boy who finds himself sharing a room with his grandfather is scheduled for release on February 23, 2018. It stars Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, and Uma Thurman.
March 2018 book to film adaptations
by Jason Matthews
Hitting theaters on March 2, 2018, Red Sparrow stars Jennifer Lawrence, Mary-Louise Parker, and Joel Edgerton.
by Brian Garfield
Brian Garfield’s novel about a vigilante avenging a brutal crime is being remade into a movie for the second time. The first adaptation of Death Wish starred Charles Bronson. The 2018 version, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters in March , 2018, stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Elizabeth Shue.
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L’Engle
The eagerly-anticipated film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is currently scheduled for release on March 9, 2018. Scheduled to Star are Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Reese Witherspoon.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertelli
When it hits the screens on March 16, 2018, it will be called Love, Simon. The film adaptation of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda stars Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, and Jennifer Garner.
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
The long-anticipated film adaptation of Ready Player One is now set for release on March 30, 2018. Ben Mendohlson, Olivia Cooke, and Simon Pegg star
April 2018 Book to Film Adaptations
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Annie Barrows
May 2018 Book to Film Adaptations
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
The eagerly-anticipated film adaptation of Where’d You Go, Bernadette stars Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig. Look for it in theaters starting on May 11, 2018.
August 2018 Book to Film Adaptations
by Steve Alten
Steve Alten‘s novel about a prehistoric shark will star Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, and Rainn Wilson. Expect to see it in the theaters on August 10, 2018.
September 2018 Book to Film Adaptations
The House With a Clock in Its Walls
by John Bellairs
John Bellairs gothic novel comes to life on September 21, 2018. It stars Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, and Kyle MacLachlan.
by Garrard Conley
The film adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir is currently scheduled for release on September 28, 2018. It stars Lucas, Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Joel Edgerton.
October 2018 Book to Film Adaptations
by James R. Hansen
James R. Hansen’s glimpse into the life of Astronaut Neil Armstrong is currently scheduled for release on October 12, 2018. It stars Ryan Gosling, Jon Bernthal, and Claire Foy.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
by David Lagercrantz
Due for release on October 19, 2018, The Girl in the Spider’s Web stars Claire Foy and Sylvia Hoeks.
Unspecified Release Dates in 2018
Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet
by Joanne Proulx
The film adaptation of Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet is currently in pre-production. It’s set to star Cameron Monaghan. The release date is set for 2018 and the name of the film has been shortened to Anthem.
by Ken Policard
As of this writing, Hunting Christ is scheduled for release in 2018. No word yet on which actors have signed on to star.
by Kurt Vonnegut
As of this writing, Bluebeard is scheduled for release on October 29, 2018. No word yet as to who will star.
I Heard You Paint Houses
by Charles Brandt
The film adaptation of I Heard You Paint Houses is currently scheduled for an unspecified release date in 2018. Renamed as The Irishman, this movie adaptation will star Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Bobby Carnivale, and Harvey Keitel.
by Lisa Klein
Ophelia is currently scheduled to be released in 2018. Scheduled to star are the very busy Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts.
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