10 Books To Read And Watch In 2018
What's one of the most frequent things you do while reading a book? Imagining the visual of the plot, obviously. Main characters, places, love scenes, wild chases or anger bursts - you see it all being directed before your eyes with a help of your creative mind. Thus, no wonder that book adaptations is one of the most popular branches of cinematographic industry. Each year double-digit numbers of scripts fall into the arms of filmmakers and some of them turn into real blockbusters.
2018 is no exception and we've got to watch out new adaptations landing at cinema theatres. We've picked up our Top 10 to wait for this year. So have a look and grab the book!
1. FAHRENHEIT 452
This well-known dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury comes to life this year directed by Ramin Bahrani. In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society.
2. A WRINKLE IN TIME
This science fantasy written in 1962 by Madeleine L'Engle is the first book in the Time Quintet series. Ava DuVernay has taken upon a task to make the second adaptation of this novel and we are impatiently waiting for it! The plot of the book tells the story how after the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Another award winning novel and the first in the Southern Reach Trilogy written by Jeff VanderMeer is coming up to cinema theatres thanks to the director Alex Garland. It features the biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.
4. RED SPARROW
Written by a former CIA agent Jason Matthews, this bestseller should have been turned into the movie sooner or later. Francis Lawrence was the one to make this wish come true. 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.
5. READY PLAYER ONE
Dystopian novels rule! This one by Ernest Cline seems to hook up with a suspense and action thriller directed by Steven Spielberg himself. 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.
6. THE BLACK HAND
Published only last year as a true story of the origins of the deadliest mafia in America, The Black Hand by Chris Blatchford seems to become yet another golden nugget for the fans of Leonardo DiCaprio who plays a police officer, Joe Petrosino, seeking justice against a ruthless Italian-American gang in New York.
7. WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE
There's a comedy on the way written by Maria Semple and now directed by Richard Linklater, which tells about Bernadette who goes missing before the family trip to Antarctica. Her 15-year old daughter Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.
This Walter Dean Myers novel will turn into a real cinematic drama this year. Directed by Anthony Mandler, it will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It is a story of a teenager who finds himself incarcerated at a New York juvenile detention centre and charged with robbery and felony murder.
9. THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
Famous E.T.A. Hofmann's fairy tale The Nutcracker And The Mouse King, usually associated with miracles of the New Year, is back on big screens directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston. In this fresh version of the fairy tale, a young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
10. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB
The fourth novel from the Millennium series published as a sequel by David Lagercrantz in a chase of worldwide popularity sown by Stieg Larsson, the original author of the series, wasn't a success, however, Fede Alvarez decided to skip two original novels and settle for the adaptation of this particular one. This time a young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
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