8 Books Becoming Movies In 2020
Readers and non-readers alike, rejoice. Hollywood is going strong turning books into movies showing no signs of slowing down. Ahead, discover eight books that will be transformed from books into feature films.
1. ‘Death on the Nile’
Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel, Death on the Nile, comes to life with the help of actors Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Jodie Comer, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, and Letitia Wright. Branagh plays the character of Hercule Poirot who is tasked with investigating the murder of an heiress while on vacation.
This isn’t the first time Death on the Nile has been made into a movie. It first became a feature film in 1978 with cast members including Mia Farrow, Bette Davis, Jane Birkin, and Peter Ustinov.
Expect to see the updated version hit theaters on Oct. 9, 2020.
2. ‘Chaos Walking’
Author Patrick Ness will see his work come to life next year. The movie is based on the first installment of his Chaos Walking trilogy including The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men.
Chaos Walking tells the story of Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland), a man who lives on another planet when a virus infects everyone’s minds.
Hewitt is forced to flee his home and team up with a girl named, Viola (Daisy Ridley), to save lives and discover the truth about what happened.
No exact release date has been released as of yet but we do know the film will hit theaters sometime in 2020.
3. ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2’
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before took Netflix by storm last year. The teen romance is based on the book of the same name by author Jenny Han and follows Laura Jean Song as she learns, that somehow, love letters she wrote with the intention of never sending were somehow sent.
The book is one of three with the second book, P.S. I Still Love You, being made into a feature film next. It will be called To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2.
Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, John Corbett will reprise their roles in the sequel.
4. ‘The Devil All the Time’
Here’s how IMDb describes The Devil All the Time: [The film] “Follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia.”
Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 book of the same name inspired the film and has 4.1 stars out of 5 on Good Reads.
Robert Pattinson, Riley Keough, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Holland star in the film.
No specific release date has been announced.
5. ‘Dragon Rider’
Dragon Rider is a 1997 children’s book by Cornelia Funke.
IMDb describes the film as follows: “A young silver dragon teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy on a journey through the Himalayas in search for the Rim of Heaven.”
Patrick Stewart, Felicity Jones, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Freddie Highmore lend their voices to the animated movie.
6. ‘Artemis Fowl’
The film’s storyline is this: “Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune.”
Aug. 9, 2020, is the film’s expected release date, according to the film’s official Twitter page.
7. ‘The Turning’
The 1898 Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw, gets a modern makeover in the 2020 version directed by Floria Sigismondi.
The Turning follows the same storyline as The Turn of the Screw when a man hires a governess to help him take care of his niece and nephew who came into his care after their parents died.
Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, and Mark Huberman star in the film adaptation set to hit theaters on Jan. 24, 2020.
8. ‘Call of the Wild’
Based on the 1903 book by Jack London, Call of the Wild will premiere on Feb. 21, 2020. Call of the Wild follows a sled dog’s journey during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s.
Buck, the sled dog who is the main character in the book, will be played by actor Terry Notary in the film adaptation. Other actors who have signed on to the film include Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, and Bradley Whitford.