For the second and final part of my book-to-screen series, I’ve scoured the web and found some awesome movie adaptations. I simply know that some of these will fail and be forgotten in a blink of an eye, but there’s still some hope left. I haven’t yet read most of these, so let’s hope this post will make me hurry up before these hit the cinemas.
After the beauty that was Atonement, another McEwan adaptation is coming to the big screen on May 18th, and I’m excited to see what can be done with this short novella (166 pages) by actors such as Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle and Emily Watson. Saoirse had a supporting role in Atonement, but she’s now grown into a force to be reckoned with, and she’s made the list of my favorite actresses.
Cate Blanchett will star in this comedy/drama as the non-conformist Bernadette Branch, the protagonist of this quirky novel. Releasing on October 19th, the movie will also feature amazing actors Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer and Laurence Fishburne.
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will bring one of the most magical children’s stories to cinemas on November 2nd. The movie also draws inspiration (and music) from the magnificent Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, and stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and the cutest thing ever, Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar), as the titular character Clara.
Look look look! How gorgeous!
Mary Queen of Scots will be based on this biographical novel, with Saoirse Ronan (hey there again) as Mary Stuart, Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, David Tennant as John Knox, and many others. Release date is November 2nd in US and January 18th in UK.
Well, of course I had to mention the second installment of what is surely to become a beautiful series of 5 (screams) movies. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is opening on November 16th (two days after my birthday!) and stars Jude Law as Dumbledore, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, and the entire well known (and beloved) cast of the first movie. And Johnny Depp. 🙄
I know you’ve all seen the trailer, but it’s amazing!
After 54 years, Disney is bringing back the beloved magical nanny in a sequel Mary Poppins Returns. Starring Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, and many more, the premier is on December 25th, so let’s hope it will make Julie Andrews proud, as no one can sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious like her.
Bradbury’s dystopian novel is being adapted as a TV movie on May 19th by HBO. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sofia Boutella and Michael Shannon. Let’s hope they do it justice.
Kirsten Dunst’s directorial debut, featuring Dakota Fanning as Esther Greenwood will be released sometime in 2018. Also featuring Patricia Arquette (Medium) and Jesse Plemons (Fargo), I’m interested in how this will turn out.
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars) stars in this re-imagining of Hamlet from Ophelia’s perspective. The movie is expected sometime in 2018, though it already premiered on Sundance, and other than Ridley stars: Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, and George MacKay as Hamlet.
Jackson’s acclaimed mystery novel is being adapted sometime in 2018, starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan and Crispin Glover. The hype is on!
Okay, this is number 11 haha I know, but I had to add it because I’m so excited about this new adaptation, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Grinch! It will be released on November 9th as The Grinch, and it looks gorgeous, plus Danny Elfman is doing the music. I’m probably in the minority here, but I hated the previous adaptation, so I’m super excited about this one. 🙂
I’m sure I skipped some titles yet again, but these look interesting enough for me. Which of these adaptations are you excited about?