10 upcoming book adaptations we can’t wait to see

2021 has been a serious year for far-reaching book adaptations, with the Grishaverse hits Netflix big in Shadow and bone, Dune exciting science fiction fans at the multiplex, and The wheel of time The epic is expected to stream on Amazon Prime before the end of the year. However, book readers have a lot to look forward to in 2022 and beyond as some really exciting adaptations are underway!

The height of “satanic panic” in the 1980s is the setting for The exorcism of my best friend, a surprisingly heartfelt novel that tells the story of two high school friends, one of whom may be possessed by a demon. Considered by many to be the seminal work of author Grady Hendrix, this book is in the process of being adapted into a film with an ensemble cast including Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Cathy Ang, and Rachel Ogechi Kanu. No release date has been announced yet, but the film is expected to arrive on Amazon Prime sometime in 2022.

A court of thorns and roses is one of the most talked about series on social media (especially TikTok) – and for good reason! This series begins as a subversive twist on The beauty and the Beast who replaces Fae for fur, but then blossoms into a scorching, action-packed romance with plenty of adventure, a strong heroine, and just enough magic. And now superstar Foreigner producer Ronald D. Moore has signed on to develop this series of books into a television series at Hulu. No casting has yet been announced, but production is expected to start in 2022.

Best friends Sophie and Agatha are students at a magic academy in The school of good and evil, where these two girls are trained to fulfill their destinies as opposing heroes and villains. However, when they find out what fates seemingly destined for them, these girls realize that focusing on what made their relationship special in the first place will be the key to achieving their happy ending. Netflix will release an adaptation of the first book in this series next year that will star Sofia Wylie as Agatha and Sophia Anne Caruso as Sophie, with Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne and Michelle Yeoh to complete. a supporting cast. .

Heartbreaking and poignant, The wife of the time traveler has been a favorite among romance and sci-fi readers for almost 20 years and was even adapted into a movie starring Rachel McAdams in 2009. However, it looks like this jaw-dropping series will hit the small screen in 2022, with HBO is appealing to the old Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat to tell the complex love story between Clare and Henry, which will be played by Game Of Thrones’ Rose Leslie and by Sandition Theo James.

Delia Owen’s first novel, Where the crayfish sing, begins with Kya, the lonely “swamp girl” who grows up in rural North Carolina under truly dire conditions. Then, as the novel follows her into adulthood, Kya finds herself embroiled in a mysterious murder involving someone from her past. This Reese Witherspoon Bool Club pick was one of the biggest fiction hits of recent years, spending 124 wild weeks on the NY Times bestseller list since its release in 2018, and will hit the big screen in 2022. thanks to producer Witherspoon. The film will star Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya, with Taylor John, Harris Dickinson and Jojo Regina to complete the cast.

The problem of the three bodies is an award-winning novel by Hugo that follows protagonist Ye Wenjie, who discovers a desperate race of aliens known as the Trisolarans. These beings seek to invade Earth to escape impending extinction on their planet, which is part of a very unstable triple star system. This book asks tough questions and introduces many real science concepts that will thrill science fiction fans when it comes to Netflix as a new original series. Game Of Thrones’ David Benioff and DB Weiss are expected to serve as showrunners and executive producers with Derek Tsang confirmed as director.

7. Sand seller, Neil gaiman

It’s hard to believe, but efforts to adapt Neil Gaiman’s gender Sand seller series of graphic novels have been going on for almost 30 years. However, it looks like Netflix will finally be the one to adapt the Fantastic World of Dream (AKA Morpheus), The Dreaming, and the World of the Endless. This adaptation will also contain some serious star power, with Tom Sturridge playing Dream and Game Of Thrones remarkable Gwendoline Christie playing Lucifer. This week, Netflix shared a first look:

8. The power, Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The power takes place in a world where women all over the world suddenly develop an electric current in their bodies that can cause excruciating pain and even death. This new power is rapidly changing the male-female dynamic in this world and tipping the scales of control in unexpected ways. This novel received immediate acclaim upon its release and even made it onto former President Barack Obama’s list of favorite books in 2017. The series’ upcoming adaptation for Amazon Prime is being directed by an all-female production team and will star Leslie Mann, Auli’I Cravalho, John Leguizamo and Rob Delaney. Filming is now underway on this series, which will feature ten episodes for its first season.

One of the most successful page-to-screen adaptations of all time has to be the Lord of the Rings films, which debuted two decades ago with the 2001 premiere of The Fellowship of the Ring. And while this film series still has many fans across the globe, Amazon will be adapting some lesser-known parts of this epic saga in its new The Lord of the Rings TV series, which will adapt major events from The Lord of the Rings. second age, which takes place a thousand years before the events of The Hobbit. And while we do learn about some of the major events that will occur in this series in the Lord of the Rings novels (as well as the appendices and Unfinished tales), it looks like Amazon will have plenty of room to fill in the gaps when it comes to adapting this beloved series, making this one a very interesting watch.

Although Interview with the vampire was adapted for the big screen in 1994 (starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt famous as Lestat and Louis), cable giant AMC is looking to re-adapt The Vampire Chronicles for the small screen, this time casting Sam Reid in the emblematic role of Lestat. Much like the early ’90s film, this new TV series will follow vampire Louis of Pointe du Lac as he tells a journalist how he was turned into a vampire and then mentored by Lestat de Lioncourt. While the first season seems to cover a lot of the Vampire Chronicles series premiere, AMC has secured the rights to the full series, so we might see volumes like Vampire Lestat, The Story of the Body Thief, and more inappropriate works from this series end up making their way to the small screen.