Read it before you see it!
For many bookworms, a great reading year means reading those books that will become movies BEFORE they hit the big screen.
Nothing like the thrill of watching your favorite book become a movie!
So, make sure to add these books to your TBR so you don’t miss the best book-to-movie adaptations coming in 2018!
In theaters now!
On September 11th, 2001 the world watched in terror. On September 12th, 2001 they volunteered to fight. Twelve soldiers gave us a reason to hope.THE DECLASSIFIED TRUE STORY OF THE HORSE SOLDIERS. This is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to 1, they capture the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, and thereby effectively defeat the Taliban throughout the rest of the country. They are welcomed as liberators as they ride on horses into the city, the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban have been kicked out. The soldiers rest easy, as they feel they have accomplished their mission. And then, the action takes a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers are ambushed by the would-be P.O.W.s and, still dangerously outnumbered, they must fight for their lives in the city’s ancient fortress known as Qala-I Janghi, or the House of War . . .Praise for Doug Stanton:- `A thrilling action ride of a book.’ New York Times `As gripping as the most intricately-plotted thriller.’ Vince Flynn `A riveting story of the brave and resourceful American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after 9/11 and waged war against Al Qaeda.’ Tom Brokaw `This reads like a cross between an old-fashioned Western and a modern spy thriller.’ Parade Magazine `Spellbinding…action-packed prose. The book reads more like a novel.’ USA Today
Release date: January 19, 2018 (USA)
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Production company: Alcon Entertainment
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Ellen H. Schwartz
Screenplay: Peter Craig, Ted Tally
Cast: Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth, Rob Riggle, Michael Peña and
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.
Will anyone survive?
What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.
The truth will be terrifying.
Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.Release date: January 26, 2018 (USA)
Director: Wes Ball
Film series: Maze Runner
Production companies: Gotham Group, Temple Hill Productions, TSG Entertainment
Producers: Wes Ball, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee and Will Poulter
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.
This is the twelfth expedition.
Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.
They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.
Release date: February 23, 2018 (USA)
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Oscar Isaac.
Don’t miss the review of Annihilation coming soon here on Nocturnal Devices!
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
Release date: February 23, 2018 (USA)
Director: Michael Sucsy
Screenplay: Jesse Andrews
Production company: Likely Story
Producers: Anthony Bregman, Paul Trijbits, Christian Grass, Peter Cron
Cast: Lucas Jade Zumann, Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan, Colin Ford and Owen Teague.
Don’t miss the review of Every Day coming soon here on Nocturnal Devices!
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Release date: March 16, 2018 (USA)
Director: Greg Berlanti
Based on: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda; by Becky Albertalli
Screenplay: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
Producers: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Pouya Shabazian, Isaac Klausner
Production companies: 20th Century Fox, Temple Hill Productions
Cast: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Miles Heizer, Logan Millerand Keiynan Lonsdale
Ready Player One
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.
And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.
Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Adapted from: Ready Player One
Production companies: Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment, Amblin Partners, Village Roadshow Pictures
Music composed by: John Williams, Alan Silvestri
Cast: Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller
Don’t miss the review of Ready Player One coming soon here on Nocturnal Devices!
The Darkest Minds
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.
Release date: September 14, 2018 (USA)
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Based on: The Darkest Minds; by Alexandra Bracken
Music composed by: John Powell, Marco Beltrami
Production companies: 21 Laps Entertainment, TSG Entertainment
“Boy Erased” tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. “Boy Erased” is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.
Release date: September 28, 2018 (USA)
Director: Joel Edgerton
Screenplay: Joel Edgerton
Production company: Anonymous Content
Producers: Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky Roberts
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Russel Crow, Lucas Hedges and Cherry Jones
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