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Top 10 Book-to-Film Adaptations for 2018

January 17, 2018

Top 10 Book-to-Film Adaptations for 2018

Grab the popcorn because these are the top 10 movies based on books that you don't want to miss in 2018.

Darkest Hour


Out on January 12th, Darkest Hour tells the story of how Winston Churchill made himself into the iconic figure we remember today and led Britain to victory in World War II. The film stars Gary Oldman as Churchill in one of his greatest performances yet.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure


The third cinematic instalment in the Maze Runner series is finally here on January 26th. The Trials are finally over but Thomas has remembered more than WICKED know - and he knows they can't be trusted.

Fifty Shades Freed


Love it or loathe it, the Fifty Shades series was an undeniable groundbreaking success, particularly in the self-publishing industry. The final instalment of the film trilogy is out on the 9th of February - just in time for Valentine's Day!

Black Panther


Not only does this film promise to be an amazing new part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther is the first major Hollywood blockbuster to feature a predominantly black cast, making it a significant step in the right direction for representation and diversity in the film industry. Out on February 13th, this is one film you definitely don't want to miss.

Peter Rabbit


This reimagining of Beatrix Potter's classic tales tells the story of Peter Rabbit and friends trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden. Just in time for Easter, this film is out on the 16th of March.

A Wrinkle in Time


In this film adaptation of the beloved children's sci-fi adventure, the focus turns from the book's protagonist Charles Wallace Murry to his sister, Meg. Join Meg and friends on March 23rd on a journey through space and time to find her lost scientist father.

Ready Player One


Based on the book that took the world by storm in 2011, Ready Player One is at once a coming-of-age story and a science-fiction adventure. Enter the OASIS on the 30th of March and leave reality behind...

Crazy Rich Asians


How rich? Crazy rich! This film is full of love, humour, and drama, set against an incredible backdrop of extreme wealth - the set and costume designs are stunning! Another significant step for cultural representation in Hollywood, this film is written by, directed by, and starring Asian actors and filmmakers. Out on August 17th.

The Girl in the Spider's Web


Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, The Girl in the Spider's Web is out on the 26th of October. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist get caught up in a tangled web of spies and hackers.



Making a splash next Christmas, Aquaman brings 2018 to an awesome and heroic close. As superheroes go, Aquaman doesn't have the best reputation - but this new instalment in the DC Extended Universe, out on December 21st, may finally be his big break. Starring Jason Momoa - known for his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones - this film is definitely one to watch out for.

For more adaptations coming out this year, check out our collection of 21 Book Adaptations for 2018.

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