12 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2017
«XX Chromosomes» made a books to movies 2017 list for you. We picked the most anticipated book adaptations that we will see in the new year, — from thrillers to classic novels by Stephen King.
Dennis Lehane. «Live by Night»
Ben Affleck is in the cast for second time for adaptation from this author. The son of the Boston police captain Joe Coughlin pushes alcohol sales underground during the prohibition in USA. The more the character is involved in the underworld activities the more fun is to follow the story.
In the movie are casted also Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning and Sienna Miller.
Shusaku Endo. «Silence»
Martin Scorsese is doing this amazing book adaption of the author Shusaku Endo, which book is dedicated to the acceptance of Christianity in Japan. In the plot two Jesuit priests roam the country in search of their mentor who abandoned the religion after a torture. Meanwhile the priests preach the forbidden Christianity and being harassed by angry citizens.
E.L. James. «Fifty Shades Darker»
The second part of the 50 Shades of Grey series is coming out in 2017! Kim Basinger is joining the cast in this one and will play a new love interest of Christian Grey.
Meanwhile, if you are a fan of the series, check our books like fifty shades of grey post.
Patrick Ness. «A Monster Calls»
The Spanish movie director J.A. Bayona is turning this amazing book to a movie. A story about a boy named Conor who's summoning a monster to help him cope with his mom's illness and bullying classmates. In the role of the monster is Liam Neeson. Other people you may know in the cast are: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Toby Kebbell.
Ben Fountain. «Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk»
In 2012 the American writer Ben Fountain published his debut novel about the 19 years old Billy Lynn — one of the eight members of the Bravo Squad sent in Iraq. When the young soldiers come back home they are sent to a "Victory Tour" by the Bush administration. The final of the tour is the Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving, after which they need to go back to Iraq.
Julian Barnes. «The Sense of an Ending»
A drama based on the novel by Julian Barnes. An exploration of memory, written as thoughts of an old man. This is one of these books that can change you when you read them. I can't wait for the movie.
The cast doesn't look very impressive (Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Jim Broadbent) as is full of actors no one heard of but I really hope they do great job. Another good reason to read this amazing book in case the movie sucks.
Masamune Shirow. «Ghost in the Shell»
New adaptation of the super famous sci-fi manga published in 1991. It's 2029 and the robots don't surprise anyone anymore, people live with cyber implants in their bodies and the hackers hack them easily. The Major (Scarlett Johansson) is a cyborg working for the special forces. She has to stop the hacker that is controlling politicians and other people in power.
Diane Ackerman. «The Zookeeper's Wife»
In 1930 Jan Zabinski is a director of Warsaw's zoo. He has a stunning wife Antonina (Jessica Chastain), house, son and work where animals and people are happy. Everything changes in 1939 when Poland is occupied by the Nazis. Most of the zoo is destroyed during the bombings. Jan and his wife hide in the animal cells and save hundreds of Jews trying to escape the Nazis.
David Grann. «The Lost City of Z»
An unsolved huge mystery of a disappearance that made the headlines around the world. A quest that drives crazy everyone willing to take it. The Lost City of Z is a story about the mysteries of the Amazon.
A fantastic promising cast for the move that's coming out this April: Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson.
Stephen King. «The Gunslinger - The Dark Tower»
The Stephen King fans were waiting for more than 10 years for this. The adaptation of the first part of the amazing series The Dark Tower. Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) is the last Gunslinger. He's in a quest across alternative realities, chasing the Man in Black in order to save the world.
In the movies you can also see Katheryn Winnick an Matthew McConaughey.
Jo Nesbo. «The Snowman»
The best novel by Jo Nesbo (a writer of the TV series Occupied) about the anti-hero police detective Harry Hole, must be made to a movie by Martin Scorsese, but the talented Swedish film director Tomas Alfredson was also a good choice. The Snowman is a story about how with the first snow in Norway married women began to disappear mysteriously.
In the main role is Michael Fassbender and the rest of the cast is full of string talented actors like Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer, J.K. Simmons and Toby Jones.
William Gay. «The Long Home»
The new movie of James Franco is based on the novel by the famous William Gay. The Long Home take us back in the 40s in forgotten region of Tennessee where a young carpenter lost his father who's was killed by an evil person. The thing he don't know is that monster is closer to him than he can imagine. Franco is not the only famous star in the movie. You can also see Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett, Courtney Love and Giancarlo Esposito.