2018 seems like it will be an excellent year for adaptations of books to film. Personally, I can’t hardly wait any longer for Ready Player One. Let’s hope that these all do their source material justice.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (Feb. 23) – A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Starring Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac.
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (March 2) – Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Mary-Louise Parker.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (March 9) – After the disappearance of her scientist father, three strange beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space to find him. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (March 30) – When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen.
First Man by James R. Hansen (Oct. 12) – A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Starring Claire Foy, Jon Bernthal, Ryan Gosling.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (Oct. 19) – Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt government officials. Starring Claire Foy, Cameron Britton, Sylvia Hoeks.
Holmes and Watson based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Nov. 9) – A humorous take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Dec. 14) – Many years after the “Sixty Minute War,” cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources. Starring Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan.