If you’re a bibliophile or a film buff, 2018 is sure to put a spring in your step, as a large array of popular novels will come to theaters and televisions.
Here are nine of the book-to-movie attractions to look forward to in 2018 in South Africa.
1. The Maze Runner: Death Cure – January 2018
What’s it about? – When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade – a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze.
Genre: Young adult, teen, adventure
Genre: Intelligence and espionage, history.
3. A Wrinkle In Time – March 2018
What’s it about? In 1962, Madeleine L’Engle debuted her novel “A Wrinkle in Time“, which would go on to win the 1963 Newbery Medal. Bridging science and fantasy, darkness and light, fear and friendship, the story became a classic of children’s literature and is beloved around the world. Now Disney is bringing it to the silver screen!
Genre: Teen, young adult, time travel, science fiction
4. Red Sparrow – March 2018
What’s it about? 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.
Genre: Espionage, political thriller
5. Peter Rabbit – March 2018
What’s it about? A feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.
Genre: Children’s, bedtime, animals
6. Ready Player One – March 2018
What’s it about? It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty and disease are widespread.
Genre: Young adult, dystopian
7. The War With Grandpa – March 2018
What’s it about? Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs. Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get it back.
Genre: Teen, young adult, humour
8. Death Wish – March 2018
What’s it about? Dr Paul Kersey is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence as victims are rushed into his ER – until his wife and college-age daughter are viciously attacked in their suburban home.
Genre: Mystery, thriller, suspense
9. Every Day – May 2018
What’s it about? From the genius of David Levithan, co-author of “Will Grayson, Will Grayson“, and “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist“, comes a love story like none you’ve read before. A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.
Genre: Teen, young adult, science fiction, dystopian
Read my complete article and see the movie trailers on Huffington Post here.