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Tuesday | Interesting Ten – Books to Films 2019

This Tuesday the ‘Interesting Ten’ list of books that are adapted to films anno 2019.

If you have read one of those books, maybe you want to compare it to the film that will be in theatres this year. Or if you are a big fan of an actor or actress that is starring in the film. Or maybe a fan of the director or the producer… and ten more reasons why you are probably in a way interested in one of these films.

So in short this list a a list of ten books that will be adapted this year to the screen, their status in filming and their film trailers. These ten books to films are the ones I am most interested in so hereby my question and a list ordered alphabetically:

In which books to films are you interested?

A Dog’s Journey

Written by: W. Bruce Cameron
About: Through the life of the humans he meets, a dogs finds the meaning of its own existence.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FRUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Completed
Release date: 16th May 2019
Starring: Dennis Quaid / Abby Ryder Fortson / Daniela Barbosa / Kevin Claydon / Kenneth Liu

Trailer:

After

Written by: Anna Todd
About: The book ‘After’ is the first one the same named series written by Anna Todd. Tessa enters the student life as a dedicated and ambitious girl. Until she meets Hardin, a boy with dark secrets, a troubled past and an on and off rude attitude. A good girl bad boy story.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FR | ITUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Completed
Genre: Drama / Romance
Release date: 18 April 2019
Starring: Josephine Langford / Hero Fiennes Tiffin / Meadow Williams / Peter Gallagher and Jennifer Beals.

Trailer:

The Aftermath

Written by: Rhidian Brook
About: A post-war story about a British couple, Colonel Lewis Morgan and his wife Rachael Morgan, who start a life after the war in Hamburg. In 1946 they move to this British Occupied Zone. The house they move into, will be shared by two families. The rightful owners and the Morgan family. How will this develop?

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DEUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Completed
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Release date: 28th March 2019
Starring: Keira Knightley / Alexander Skarsgård / Jason Clarke / Kate Philips / Fionn O’Shea
Fun fact: the film is accompanied by music from Claude Debussy

Trailer:

Artemis Fowl

Written by: Eoin Colfer
About: Artemis Fowl is a series about an incredible smart boy and the film will be about the first two sequels of the series. Artemis is a bit of the unimaginable boy. A millionaire who never worries about money, a genius mastermind and a criminal in hacking stuff.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FR | ITUK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Post production
Release date: 7th August 2019
Starring: Ferdia Shaw / Miranda Raison / Judi Dench / Nonso Anozie / Lara McDonnell

Trailer:

Avengers | Endgame

Written by – based on the comics created by: Stan Lee / Jack Kirby
About: This is a sequel to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ when the universe is left in ruins. The Avengers come together again to restore order in the universe and reverse the actions of Thanos.

Film status: Completed
Release date: 24th April 2019
Starring: Bradley Cooper / Evangeline Lily / Josh Brolin / Scarlet Johansson / Brie Larson

Trailer:

Dark Phoenix

Written by – based on the comics created by: Stan Lee / Jack Kirby

Film status: Completed
Release date: 6th June 2019
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence / James McAvoy / Nicholas Hoult / Sophie Turner / Michael Fassbender

Trailer:

Dumbo

Written by: Helen Aberson
About: A young elephant has oversized ears and suddenly at a normal day he discovers he can fly because of those ears. It is a classic Disney story and this new remake will be in cinemas this year.

The official film special book on Amazon: AUS | CA | UK | USA

Film status: Completed
Release date: 27th March 2019
Starring: Eva Green / Colin Farrell / Danny DeVito / Michael Keaton / Nico Parker

Trailer:

Five Feet Apart

Written by: Rachael Lippincott / Mikki Daughtry / Tobias Iaconis
About: Stella Grunt is a teenager with a severe long disease. In an out of hospital most of her life. Six feet apart, thats the closest someone is allowed to come near her. She lives an organised life until she meets another teenager named Will Newman, who desperately wants to get out of the hospital forever.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | IT | UK | USA

Film status: Completed
Release date: 14th March 2019
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson / Cole Sprouse / Claire Forlani / Parminder Nagra / Emily Baldoni

Trailer:

The Informer

Written by: Anders Roslund

Film status: Post-production
Release date: 16th August 2019
Starring: Rosamund Pike / Ana de Armas / Joel Kinnaman / Clive Owen / Ruth Bradley

Trailer:

The Sun is also a Star

Written by: Nicola Yoon

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | FR | UK | USA
The book on Bol.com: NL

Film status: Post production
Release date: 16th May 2019
Starring: Yara Shahidi / Charles Melton / Faith Logan / Gbenga Akinnagbe / Jake Choi

Trailer:

Summary motivation

I am very curious for ‘A Dogs Journey’ and ‘The Aftermath’ to read beside watching the film one day. The book ‘Artemis Fowl’ I have read a long time ago. The first sequel of this series I read in English. But at that time I did not understand everything so I think if I like the film, I should reread it and give the series another try. I am also curious for the books ‘Five Feet Apart’ and ‘The Sun is also a Star’. And I love to compare later on these books with the films.

Do you like it to compare a book with a film?

Greetings by Sophie

Books · Films · Lists · Series

Books to films in 2018

Not only YA books, áll books!

The book becomes a film anno 2018

The new year is already for two months on its way, so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2018! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.

Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (March, 5th, 2018).

The list sorted by release date

The release date is the date expected to be released in theatres in The Netherlands unless otherwise mentioned.

January 2018

  • 4th, You Were Never Really Here
  • 25th, The Maze Runner | The Death Cure – James Dashner

February

  • 1st, 12 Strong – Dough Stanton
  • 8th, Fifty Shades Freed – E.L. James
  • 22nd, Every Day – David Levithan
  • 23rd, War with Grandpa – Robert Kimmel Smith

March

  • 1st, Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews
  • 12th, Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer
  • 28th, Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
  • 29th, Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

April

  • 4th, A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
  • 16th, The Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

May

  • 31st, Lean on Pete – Willy Vlautin

June

  • 14th, Love, Simon – Becky Albertalli
  • 14th, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – John Callahan

July

  • Unknown yet…

August

  • 3rd (USA), The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
  • 9th, The Meg – Steve Alten
  • 16th, Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
  • 17th (USA), Three Seconds – Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund

September

  • 21st (USA), The House with a Clock in its Walls – John Bellairs
  • 27th, The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
  • 28th (USA), Little Women – May Alcott

October

  • 4th, Boy Erased – Garrard Conley
  • 11th, First Man – James R. Hansen
  • 11th, I Still See You – Daniel Waters
  • 19th (USA), Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple

November

  • 8th, Book Club – book related
  • 15th, Fantastic Beasts | The Crimes of Grindelwald – J.K. Rowling
  • 28th, The Grinch – Dr. Seuss
  • 29th, The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz

December

  • 13th, Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
  • 20th, Mary Poppins Returns – P.L. Travers

To be announced in 2018:

  • Angels Four – David Nott
  • Ashes in the Snow – Ruta Sepetys
  • Beautiful Boy – David Sheff, Nic Sheff
  • Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
  • Down a Dark Hall – Lois Duncan
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Mary, Queen of Scots – John Guy
  • Monster – Walter Dean Myers
  • Ophelia – Lisa Klein
  • The Aftermath – Rhidian Brook
  • The Aspern Papers – Henry James
  • The Bell Har – Sylvia Plath
  • The Black Hand – Stephan Talty
  • The Long Home – William Gay
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
  • We the Animals – Justin Torres
  • Zeroville – Steve Erickson

 

Anno 2019 – All new to the list!
Some books are already coming next year!
Total =  films

  • January 25th (USA), The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
  • March 1st (USA), Chaos Walking – Patrick Ness
  • October 11th (USA), The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

Unknown exactly, but announced – Total = 

I have previously written about films in 2016 and 2017 and unknown coming ups in the blog post: Books to Films in 2016. This list underneath here is an addition to the unknown list.

  • A Book of Common Prayer
  • A Confederacy of Dunces
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • All the Bright Places
  • American Tabloid
  • An Ember in the Ashes
  • Angelfall
  • Arclight
  • Artemis Fowl
  • Battle Royale
  • Beautiful Disaster
  • Beautiful Ruins
  • Birdsong
  • Blonde
  • Blood of Eden
  • Blood Red Road
  • Born to Run
  • Brilliance
  • Climb to Conquer
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Depth of Field
  • Earthseed
  • East of Eden
  • Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
  • Facing the Wind
  • Firelight
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
  • Forgotten
  • Gone
  • Graceling
  • Heist Society
  • Hourglass
  • I Would Tell You, But Then I Would Have to Kill You
  • Illuminae
  • In the Garden of Beasts
  • Incarceron
  • Infinity
  • It’s What I Do
  • King of Heists
  • Legend
  • Let It Snow – John Green e.o.
  • Lie Down in Darkness
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green
  • Love May Fail
  • Matched
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
  • Men of Granite
  • Monument 14
  • Obsidian
  • One Last Thing Before I Go
  • Origin
  • Paranormalcy
  • Pure
  • Queen of the Tearling
  • Red Queen
  • Shadow and Bone
  • Shiver
  • Significance
  • Sister
  • Six Years
  • Sorta Like a Rock Star
  • Soul Seekers
  • Splinter Cell
  • Struck by Genius
  • The Age of Miracles
  • The Alchemist | Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
  • The Bell Jar
  • The Billionaire’s Vinegar
  • The Bone Season
  • The Chronicles of Narnia | The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis
  • The Crowded Room
  • The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
  • The Divergent Series | Ascendant – Veronica Roth
  • The Diviners
  • The Emperor’s Children
  • The Engagements
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • The Giant Under the Snow
  • The Good Lord Bird
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Graveyard Book
  • The Infernal Devices | Clockwork Angel
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Iron Trial
  • The Looking Glass Wars
  • The Merciless
  • The Night Circus
  • The Psychopath Test
  • The Raven Cycle
  • The Rules of Inheritance
  • The Scorpio Races
  • The Secret Life of Houdini
  • The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll
  • The Silent Wife
  • The Sky is Everywhere
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
  • The Testing
  • The Thicket
  • The Thin Man
  • The True American
  • These Broken Stars
  • Three Little Words
  • Three to Kill
  • Tiger’s Curse
  • Tunnels
  • Van Cliburn
  • Violet Town
  • Wake
  • Wicked
  • Wicked Lovely
  • Why We Broke Up
  • Wings
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity

 

Which film are you looking forward to, to see in theatres this year?

Greetings by Sophie

Pinterest

Netflix Infographic ‘What to Watch’ guide

Sometimes you are just indecisive. Netflix has so many films and series to choose from. But you can only watch one thing at a time. And I mean at exactly the same time. The same thing as you don’t read to books exactly at the same time next to each other.

Sometimes decision making for what to watch, can be made easy by filtering on an actor or actress. Or scrolling down through one of the many genres. Or search by year and choose something very old or brand new. There are also websites that keep track of what is new on Netflix and what will be released soon on Netflix.This differs though per country or state and what Netflix offers is also divers. For example here in The Netherlands, films that have been in cinema in Dutch have sometimes two languages. Especially animated films. It can be spoken Dutch, or spoken English and subtitles in Dutch. But the little minus is, when you want to learn English and listen to the English version, you don’t have English subtitles to check. My family and friends recommend me now and then a series or a film.

How do you decide what to watch on, for example, Netflix?

 

Greetings by Sophie

Films · Series

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Image from impawards.com Poster design by Empire Design.

Title: Absolutely Fabulous
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Screenwriter: Jennifer Saunders
Country: UK / USA
Language spoken: English / French
Release Date:  1 July 2016 (UK)
Release in NL: 21 July 2016
Time: 91 minutes
Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
IMDb rating: 6.0 / 10
Rating: 8.0 / 10

I am not telling about the story – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film too. It is worth to watch it multiple times.

In my view…

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Films · YouTube

YouTube | Absolutely Fabulous Trailer

Do you remember the fantastic comedy series ‘Absolutely Fabulous’? It’s a series I have seen years ago and now…far over a decade later…the film is in the cinemas! I will be watching it this week so the review will be coming up during the weekend. Enjoy watching!

Greetings by Sophie

Absolutely Fabulous Trailer:

Description of the video on YouTube:

Published on 27 Apr 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is in Cinemas now!
Subscribe to Fox Searchlight: http://smarturl.it/FoxSearchlightUK
Check out the film’s official page – http://www.absolutelyfabulousthemovie…

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. The award-winning team behind the camera includes Mandie Fletcher (“Blackadder,” “Absolutely Fabulous”) directing from a script by Jennifer Saunders, producers Jon Plowman (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “The Vicar of Dibley”) and Damian Jones (THE IRON LADY, BELLE, DAD’S ARMY) with Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Maureen Vincent serving as executive producers.

Connect to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie online: https://www.facebook.com/AbsolutelyFa…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/abfabmovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abfabmovie/

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Category: Film & Animation
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

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Books · Films · Lists · Series

Books to films in 2016

Not only YA books, áll books!
The book becomes a film anno 2016

The new year has started so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2016! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.

Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (January 5th, 2016). If a book was not mentioned in the media before in those lists – as far as I have seen – I have written New to the list beneath the title to make it clear. If I write …As in… means the author(s) of the book wrote a … kind of book.

The list sorted by release date

January 2016 – Total = 6 films

  • 14th, The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff
  • 21th, Legend – John Pearson
    New to the list!
  • 21th, The Big Short – Michael Lewis
    New to the list!
  • 28th, The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
  • 28th, The Revenant – Michael Punke
    New to the list!  And partly based on the novel.
  • 28th, The Finest Hours – Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias
    New to the list!

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