15 Book to Movie Adaptation To Watch In The Second Half Of 2018


As it happens every year, book to movie adaptations will pack theaters this year too.

We have rounded up a list of the biggest book to movie adaptations coming in second half of the year 2018. Here are the biggest movies that book lovers don’t want to miss this year.

Christopher Robin
Based on: Winnie-the-Pooh​ by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard

What it’s about: This live-action/CGI fantasy comedy-drama film is based on the classic children’s book. It stars Ewan McGregor as the titular Christopher Robin. Story begins with Christopher who is all grown up now and lost all sense of imagination. Pooh with his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood re-enter Christopher’s life and help him to find his sense again.

Release date: August 03, 2018

The Darkest Minds
Based on: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

What it’s about: The Darkest Minds is book to movie adaptation based on the young-adult novel with the same name. It’s about a plague killing nearly all of America’s children, but ones that remains were given special abilities. Ruby, a sixteen years old girl, is one of the most powerful. She runs away with other teenagers from her government internment camp. The group come to know that they can form a rebellion and take revenge upon those in power.

Release date: August 03, 2018

The Meg
Based on:  Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten

What it’s about: The Meg is adaptation of the 1997 science-fiction book. This book to movie adaptation follows the underwater adventures of Jonas Taylor, a U.S. Navy deep-sea diver. Taylor is called into action when a research submersible attacked by a 75-foot-long shark called megalodon, thought to be dead, rises from the depth of the ocean.

Release date: August 10, 2018

Based on: Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

What it’s about: It’s inspired from the autobiographical book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. This book to movie Crime drama-comedy film is directed and co-written by Spike Lee. The story trails an African-American detective. He sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan in 1970s Colorado.

Release date: August 10, 2018

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Based on: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Yan

What it’s about: The movie is based on the book by Jenny Yan with the same title. Story begins with a teenager Lara Jean who wrote secret letters to her crushes. She kept those letter in a box never to be read by anyone. She thought no one knew about her secret letters but somehow someone mailed them. Lara Jean have to deal with the consequences. Each of the boys who received letters confronts her ask her about letters. This best-selling young-adult book was originally published in 2014.

Release date: August 17, 2018

The Wife
Based on: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

What it’s about:  The Wife movie stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater. The movie is based on same named novel by Meg Wolitzer. The story of The Wife follows a wife who questions her life choices while traveling to Stockholm with her husband. The husband is about to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Release date: August 17, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians
Based on: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

​What it’s about:  The movie is inspired from the bestselling 2013 book by Kevin Kwan. The casting of the film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Ronny Chieng and Michelle Yeoh. The story revolves around a young Asian American woman. She meets parents of her boyfriend only to find out that they’re one of the richest families of Singapore.

Release date: August 15, 2018

First Man
Based on: First Man by James R. Hansen

What it’s about: The movie is adaptation of the official biography of Neil Armstrong written by James R Hansen, On July 20, 1969 Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, Claire Foy as his wife and Jason Clarke as Edward Higgins White.

Release date: October 12, 2018

The Hate U Give
Based on: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

What it’s about: This book to movie is adaptation of the book with the same name by Angie Thomas. The story spins around Starr Carter who watched police shooting and killed her best friend. As being the only witness, her community demands action. Starr must decide if she wants to go public and possibly become the face of a movement.

Release date: October 19, 2018

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Based on: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann

​What it’s about: The book ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ by E T A Hoffman is transformed to the big screen with the name ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’. This fantasy movie stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren. The classic story of the book is about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts. Her parents charged her to take special care of the doll.

​Release Date: November 02, 2018

The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Based on: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

What it’s about: The movie is made from the book of the same title by David Lagecrantz and from the characters created by the late author Stieg Larsson (from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Story takes turn when Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist caught in a web of spies, corrupt government and cyber criminals.

Release date: November 09, 2018

The Grinch
Based on: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

​What it’s about: The 1957 Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is coming to the theatre screens by the name The Grinch. This is the third time when this classic tale is being adapted for screens. Benedict Cumberbatch gave his voice to the title character in this 3D animated movie.

Release date: November 09, 2018

Mary Queen of Scots
Based on: My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy

​What it’s about: This historical drama movie is adapted on-screen from the biography of the Queen of Scotland written by John Guy. The Queen’s life is one of the dramatic and full of conflicts. The Movie features Saoirse Ronan as the Queen Mary Stuart, Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I and David Tennant as John Knox.

Release date: December 07, 2018

Holmes and Watson
Based on: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

​What it’s about: The book to movie is obviously based on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Will Ferrell is playing role of the great Sherlock Holmes, John Reilly is playing Dr. Watson, and Ralph Fiennes casted as James Moriarty.

Release date: December 21, 2018

Mary Poppins Returns
Based on: Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

What it’s about: The movie is adaptation of the book Mary Poppins by P L Travers. Story began in the Depression-era London. The enigmatic Mary Poppins, following a personal loss, visits Michael Banks and Jane along with Michael’s three children. Emily Blunt is playing Mary Poppins in the movie, along with Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks and Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks.

Release date: December 25, 2018



  1. I feel like they’ve taken a lot of creative licence in casting Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth, hey? Looking forward to seeing Mary Poppins, Emily Blunt is a perfect casting choice, and curious to see how Will Ferrel goes as Sherlock. Nice read : )

  2. Looking forward to The Hate U Give, PS I Love You and Mary Queen of Scots the most I think (and Meg looks like a fun summer movie). Thanks for the list!


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