There are two kinds of people: the ones who always feel the book is better than the movie and those who prefer to see their favourite characters light up the big screen. If you belong to the second type, this year will truly not disappoint.
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10. A Wrinkle In Time.
One of the earliest book adaptations to be released this year, A Wrinkle In Time is based on the book by the same name by American author Madeleine L’Engle. The science fantasy adventure film boasts a star cast including names such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Pena, and Chris Pine. A Wrinkle In Time follows Meg Murry who races against time to save her father who is held captive on a distant planet by evil forces. Super graphics and action to keep you at the edge of your seat, this is one film you simply cannot miss.
9. Ready Player One
Based on American novelist Ernest Cline’s 2011 book by the same name, Ready Player One is set in a dystopian future where the citizens of the world completely engage in virtual reality platform OASIS for work and entertainment. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Simon Pegg, Ready Player One takes CGI to a whole new level and video game fans are simply going to love the action sequences. Directed by none other than the master of movie making himself – Steven Spielberg – this is one film that runs high on expectations.
8. First Man
Slated for release towards the end of the year, Damien Chazelle’s biographical space film has already got the press excited. Starring Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling in the lead as Neil Armstrong, the movie chronicles the events that led up to the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen, the movie also features Claire Foy, Jon Bernthal, and Corey Stoll in main roles. Director Damien Chazelle last worked with Gosling on La La Land and seeing the success of that film, First Man will indeed be met with much anticipation.
7. The Girl in the Spider’s Web
For years, Swedish author Stieg Larrson held the world captive with his brilliant Millennium series of books and characters such as Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Actors Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have brilliantly brought Larrson’s characters alive onscreen in the 2011 hit The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Larrson unfortunately passed away in 2004; however, author David Lagercrantz kept his legacy alive by penning the fourth book in the series, The Girl in the Spider’s web. Now being turned into a motion picture, this Swedish-American collaboration film stars Claire Foy in a leading role and is directed by Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez.
Yet another science fiction film to make it to this list, Annihilation saw a global release by Netflix earlier this month. Praised for its stunning visuals and performances, the movie features a woman-dominated star cast including Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The movie is an onscreen adaptation of the 2014 novel of the same name by American author Jeff VanderMeer. The storyline follows a group of scientists who enter a special quarantined zone where normal rules of nature fail to hold. Stunning graphics and heart stopping action sequences make this a film you simply cannot miss.
5. Red Sparrow
Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in leading roles, this spy thriller film is an adaptation of the 2013 novel of the same name by Jason Matthews. The plot follows a prima ballerina who, on suffering a career-ending injury, turns over a new leaf by joining the Russian secret intelligence service. What follows is a seductive game of deceit and murder with each character unravelling facets to thrill the audience. Red Sparrow is helmed by Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence who packs it together as a tight thriller with twists and turns around every corner. Fans of the book will not be disappointed.
4. Every Day
Director Michael Sucsy helms this fantasy film which is an adaptation of the 2012 David Levithan novel of the same name. Every Day is a teen-romance starring Australian actress Angourie Rice alongside Justice Smith, Debby Ryan, and Maria Bello. The plot follows the challenges faced by 16-year-old Rhiannon who falls in love with a travelling soul that wakes up in a different body each day. The complex plot combined with stellar performances by the cast and good scriptwriting truly help the movie do justice to the novel it is based upon.
3. Fifty Shades Freed
Love them or hate them, you cannot deny that Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey ruled hearts and fantasies worldwide since the Fifty Shades of Grey released back in 2015. Following up on the success of the books and movies in the series, 2018 sees the curtain close on one of the most popular erotic novels adaptations in recent years. Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprise their roles in director James Foley’s on screen portrayal of E. L. James’ famed lovers. Fifty Shades Freed takes us on one last trip to the red room of pain and leaves fans sighing with longing at Mr. Grey’s sultry smile.
2. The Death Cure
Directed by Wes Ball, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a science fiction film set in a dystopian world. The film is the final instalment in the Maze Runner series which also includes 2014’s The Maze Runner and 2015’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails. The storyline continues from where its predecessors left off and follows the hero as he takes journeys to find a cure for a deadly disease known simply as ‘The Flare’. The film was initially slated to release in 2017; however, the producers moved the date to allow lead actor Dylan O’Brien to recover from injuries he sustained during filming.
1. Love, Simon
Love, Simon is based on the 2015 young adults novel Simon v/s The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The story follows Simon, a closeted gay teenager, who falls in love with an online friend who simply goes by the name Blue. As the plot progresses Simon desperately tries to find out Blue’s identity in real life. The movie beautifully captures the emotions of the characters as seen in the novel and this is one summer film that teenagers are going to love. Love, Simon stars Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner and is directed by Greg Berlanti.