Over the first half of the year, we have been graced with many amazing book to movie adaptation and it looks like the trend will continue on for the next half of the year and even in 2019!

Here’s a heads up on the upcoming movie adaptations of books so that you can get your hands on the books even before the hype begins!

The Darkest Minds

Based on the book of the same name by Alexandra Bracken

Release date: 2 August 2018

Summary taken from Goodreads:

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

The trailer for the movie has been released and it looks amazing! Click here to watch the trailer.

Chaos Walking

Based on the book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Release Date: March 2019

Summary from Goodreads:

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) have been cast as the main leads for the movie. Judging by the behind-the-scenes photograph, it looks like it is set to be an epic adventure.

Artemis Fowl

Based on the series of the same name by Eoin Colfer

Release date: 9 August 2019

Rumours of a movie adaptation have been swirling around the internet for many years and finally Disney has confirmed that they will be bringing this series to life on the big screen. Josh Gad from Beauty and the Beast will be staring in this adaptation.

Summary from Goodreads

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories—they’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

 

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