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Based on the Book - Upcoming Movie Adaptations

Where do film makers get such great ideas for their movies? From books, of course! These books are being made into feature films scheduled to come out soon! Read the book before you see the movie!

Release dates: July - Sept 2017

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Poldark Series book jacket

Poldark Series by Winston Graham

Ross returns home to Cornwall after fighting in the American Revoultion and learns the life he left has changed during his absence. The series is full of romance, intrigue, and betrayal.

The third season of the Poldark series begins and stars Aidan Turner.

Movie Release Date: 6/11/2017

Zoo book jacket

Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

As coordinated attacks by animals against humans increase and escalate, young biologist Jackson Oz and ecologist Chloe Tousignant warn world leaders that soon there will be nowhere left for humans.

The third season of the series begins.

Movie Release Date: 6/29/2017

The Beguiled book jacket

The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

Wounded and near death, a young Union Army corporal is found in the woods of Virginia during the height of the Civil War and brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies. Almost immediately he sets about beguiling the three women and five teenage girls stranded in this outpost of Southern gentility, eliciting their love and fear, pity and infatuation, and pitting them against one another in a bid for his freedom. But as the women are revealed for what they really are, a sense of ominous foreboding closes in on the soldier, and the question becomes: Just who is the beguiled?

Directed by Sofia Coppola and stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell.

Movie Release Date: 6/30/2017

Spider-Man comic series book jacket

Spider-Man comic series by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee

The story of Peter Parker who is also the superhero Spider-Man.

The film is titled Spider-Man: Homecoming and features Tom Holland in the star role with co-stars Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.

Movie Release Date: 7/07/2017

A Song of Fire and Ice series book jacket

A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R. R. Martin

Epic fantasy novels that takes place in Westeros and Essos with several families vying for the ultimate goal to rule the kingdoms from the Iron Throne.

The Game of Thrones TV series begins its seventh season.

Movie Release Date: 7/16/2017

Valerian and Laureline book jacket

Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and jean-Claude Mezieres

A French science fiction comic series and focuses on the adventures of Valerian and Laureline as they time travel the universe.

The movie is titled Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and stars Dane DeHaan in the title role. Costars inlcude Cara Delevingne, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, and more.

Movie Release Date: 7/21/2017

Midnight, Texas series book jacket

Midnight, Texas series by Charlaine Harris

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, in a dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth...

The TV series titled Midnight, Texas stars Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, and Arielle Kebbel.

Movie Release Date: 7/24/2017

The Coldest City book jacket

The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart

Set in the days immediately preceding the fall of the Berlin Wall, "The Coldest City" follows two British spies through the streets of West Berlin and across the border to the East as they attempt to recover an item of vital interest to national-- and international-- security.

The movie is titled Atomic Blonde and stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.

Movie Release Date: 7/28/2017

The Gunslinger book jacket

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland of Gilead tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

The movie is titled he Dark Tower and stars Idris Elba, Katheryn Winnick, and Matthew McConaughey.

Movie Release Date: 8/04/2017

The Glass Castle book jacket

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The movie stars Brie Larson as Jeanette Walls and costars Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.

Movie Release Date: 8/11/2017

Get Shorty book jacket

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Chili Palmer, a Miami loanshark, and Harry Zimm, a film producer in debt, become reluctant partners as they become embroiled in the seductive but deadly Hollywood scene.

The TV series stars Sean Bridgers, Isaac Keys, and Chris O'Dowd.

Movie Release Date: 8/13/2017

Death Note manga series book jacket

Death Note manga series by Takeshi Obata

When high school student Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a Shinigami death god, he discovers that any person whose name is written in it dies, so Light decides to use the notebook to rid the world of evil.

The film stars Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, and Willem Dafoe.

Movie Release Date: 8/25/2017

Tulip Fever book jacket

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

In Amsterdam in the 1630s, a young wife escapes her stifling marriage to an older man in the arms of the artist who is hired to paint their portrait.

This period drama stars Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench, and Zack Galifianakis.

Movie Release Date: 8/25/2017

It book jacket

It by Stephen King

An ancient horror treats a Maine village as its dining room; in order for IT to destroyed, childhood friends must remember an ancient ritual.

The movie stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, and Finn Wolfhard.

Movie Release Date: 9/08/2017

American Assassin book jacket

American Assassin by Vince Flynn

CIA agent Mitch Rapp's very first assignment is a mission that will turn the green agent into the most hardened and revered counterterrorism operative in the world.

The movie stars Dylan O'Brien, Taylor Kitsch, and Scott Adkins.

Movie Release Date: 9/15/2017

Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidante book jacket

Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidante by Shrabani Basu

Drawn from never-before-seen first-hand documents that had been closely guarded secrets for a century, Shrabani Basu's Victoria & Abdul is a remarkable history of the last years of the 19th century in English court, an unforgettable view onto the passions of an aging Queen, and a fascinating portrayal of how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the British Empire.

The period film stars Eddie Izzard, Judie Dench, Ali Fazal, and Micahel Gambon.

Movie Release Date: 9/22/2017

The Secret Service book jacket

The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career, but will the end of the world take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? Meanwhile, what's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack's supervision, Gary's spy skills and confidence blossom--but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved?

Titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the movie sequel movie stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong.

Movie Release Date: 9/22/2017

Voyager book jacket

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

In the third installment of the Outlander series, time-traveler Claire Fraser must leave her eighteenth century Scottish husband, Jamie, and return to her own time. Now in the 1960s, Claire comes clean to her daughter about the true identify of her daughter's father. Together, they trace Jamie's history throughout the Scottish Uprising.

The third season of Outlander begins.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2017