Page to Screen in 2018: Winter/Spring

It’s a new year, with a huge crop of new movies inspired by books! Mark your calendar to see these flicks and/or check out the titles that inspired them!

Titles link to movie info (thanks, IMDB!), or follow book links to reserve the title in our catalog.

JANUARY

Forever My Girl (January 19; PG) – starring Alex Rohe and Jessica Roth, adapted from the novel by Heidi McLaughlin (Romance).

12 Strong (January 19; R) – starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon as Special Forces soldiers who defeated the Taliban on horseback; adapted from the nonfiction book Horse soldiers: the extraordinary story of a band of U.S. soldiers who rode to victory in Afghanistan  (also available as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) by Doug Stanton (Nonfiction).

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (January 25; PG-13) – starring Rosa Salazar and Thomas Brodie-Sangster; final installment of the films adapted from the young adult Maze Runner series by James Dashner (Teen Action/Sci-Fi).

Ophelia (January 22) – starring Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts, is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, told from the perspective of his sister, and based on the young adult novel Ophelia by Lisa Klein (Historical Romance/Drama).

FEBRUARY

Peter Rabbit (February 9; PG)– animated feature loosely adapted from the classic tale by Beatrix Potter (Children).

Fifty Shades Freed (February 9; R) – starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Final installment of the film adaptations of the series Fifty Shades by E. L. James (Romance/Thriller).

Every Day (February 23; PG-13)– starring Angourie Rice and adapted from the young adult novel by David Levithan (Romance/Fantasy).

The War with Grandpa (February 23) – starring Robert DeNiro; adapted from the children’s novel by Robert Kimmel Smith (Comedy/Family).

Annihilation (February 23), starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Natalie Portman, adapted from Annihilation: Book 1 Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer (Adventure/Suspense).

MARCH/APRIL

Red Sparrow (March 2) – starring Jennifer Lawrence, adapted from the Red Sparrow series by Jason Matthews (Thriller/Espionage).

The Leisure Seeker (January 19; R) – starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland; adapted from the book by Michael Zadoorian (Drama/Comedy).

A Wrinkle in Time (March 9; PG) – featuring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and many more stars, adapted from the beloved children’s Time Quintet series by Madeline L’Engle (Fantasy/Sci-Fi).

Love, Simon (March 16; PG-13) – adapted from the young adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertall (Drama/LGBTQ)

Ready Player One (March 30) – adapted for the screen by Ernest Cline, the author of the genre-busting science fiction novel Ready Player One, and directed by Stephen Spielberg (Sci-Fi/Action)

You Were Never Really Here (April 6) – starring Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov; adapted from the crime novel by Jonathan Ames (available in March 2018).

-Contributed by Diana T.