Before you head to the movies, stop by your local library to pick up a copy of one of these popular books.  These 10 book-to-movie adaptations are coming out in 2018, for bibliophiles and movie fans alike.  You may just find a new favorite author or actor!


1.) Anthem of a Reluctant Prophetby Joanne Proulx

What it’s about:  This is the story of Luke, a teenager who foresees the death of his new best friend, Stan, the most popular guy in school. When this premonition becomes reality, Luke must deal with the trials and tribulations of being dubbed “The Prophet of Death” and being titled a freak by the entire town

Starring:  Cameron MonaghanGrayson Gabriel, Peyton List

Expected release date: January, 2018

Death Cure

2.) Maze Runner: Death Cure, by James Dashner

What it’s about:  This is the third installment and conclusion of the series.  Thomas and the surviving Gladers prepare to face off against WCKD one last time as they fight to find a cure for the deadly disease known as The Flare that has wiped out most of the world. Friendships and loyalties will be tested and the fight against WCKD will also determine who will survive in the end.

Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Dylan O’Brien, Katherine McNamara

Expected release date: February 9, 2018

Fifty Shades: Freed

3.) Fifty Shades: Freed, by E.L. James

What it’s about:  This is the third installment of the trilogy.  Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. She must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Starring: Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson

Expected release date: February 9, 2018

Peter Rabbit

4.) Peter Rabbitby Beatrix Potter

What it’s about: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.  It is being created as a 3D live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film.

Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson

Expected release date: February 9, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

5.) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine LEngle

What its about: Meg Murray, her brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin OKeefe set off on an extraordinary adventure through time to rescue her father. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school).

Starring:  Rowan Blanchard, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey

Expected release date: March 9, 2018

Ready Player One

6.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

What its about: Obsessed with the multiplayer online game OASIS, teenager Wade Watts sets off on a massive treasure hunt inside the online world to find the left-behind fortune of the now deceased creator.

Starring: T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Hannah John-Kamen

Expected release date: March 30, 2018

Ophelia7.) Ophelia, by Lisa Klein

What its about: A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective.  Ophelia must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. In a surprising twist, she devises a plan to escape from Elsinore forever . . . with one very dangerous secret.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley, Tom Felton

Expected release date: Unknown, 2018

Guernsey8.) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Annie Barrows

What its about: A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.  The title of the film has been shortened to Guernsey.

Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay

Expected release date: Unknown, 2018


Three Christs9.) The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, by Milton Rokeach

What its about:  This film follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving. The title of the film has been shortened to Three Christs.

Starring:  Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins

Expected release date: Unknown, 2018


The Irishman10.) I Heard You Paint Houses, by Charles Brandt

What its about:  Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who De Niro is playing, killed 25 people and claimed to have murdered Jimmy Hoffa. “I Heard You Paint Houses” were the first words Hoffa said to Sheeran. The mob hitman served in World War II and when he returned home, he turned to crime. The title of the film is The Irishman.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale

Expected release date: Unknown, 2018