15 Book-to-Film Adaptations to Look Forward To in 2017


You’ve read the book, now it’s time to watch the movie! Here are fifteen book-to-film adaptations to look forward to this year. 

1) Hidden Figures (January)

Genre: Drama
Audience: Adult
Description: Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.

2) Tulip Fever (February)

Genre: Drama, Romance
Audience: Adult
Description: An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

3) Before I Fall (March)

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Audience: Young Adult
Description: February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.

4) The Shack (March)

Genre: Drama
Audience: Adult
Description: A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack”.

5) The Zookeeper’s Wife (March)

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
: Adult
Description: The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

6) Wonder (April)

Genre: Drama
: Junior
Description: A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he’s just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn’t skin deep.


Julia Roberts and Jason Tremblay in ‘Wonder’.

7) The Circle (April)

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
: Adult
Description: A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

8) The Lost City of Z (April)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
Audience: Adult
Description: Based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is the true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

9) The Dinner (May)

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Audience: Adult
Description: A look at how far parents will go to protect their children. Feature film based on a novel by Herman Koch.


Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney to star in ‘The Dinner’.

10) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (May)

Genre: Comedy, Family
Audience: Junior
Description: Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother’s 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

11) Everything, Everything (May)

Genre: Drama
Audience: Young Adult
Description: A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.


Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson in ‘Everything, Everything’.

12) My Cousin Rachel (July)

Genre: Drama, Romance
Audience: Adult
Description: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.


Sam Claflin in ‘My Cousin Rachel’.

13) It (September)

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Audience: Adult
Description: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

14) The Mountain Between Us (October)

Genre: Drama, Romance
Audience: Adult
Description: A pair survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured.


Kate Winslet and Idris Elba to star in ‘The Mountain Between Us’..

15) Murder on the Orient Express (November)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Audience: Adult
Description: Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.


Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley and Michelle Pfeiffer to star in this film based on Agatha Christie’s novel.