15 New Movies Based On Books Coming In 2020
Yaay! We bring good news from Hollywood about awesome upcoming movies. Flipping through the pages of a compelling book is an enjoyable activity. Reading stimulates our imagination as we are transported to another world where we relate and understand each character in the novel through our mind's eye.
However, what could be more exciting is watching these characters come to life on our screens! We have compiled a film adaptation of amazing books that will premiere in 2020. Here are eight movies inspired by books you should totally watch out for next year!
15. ‘Death on the Nile’
Background: ‘Death on the Nile’ is a 1937 crime novel written by Agatha Christie. A film adaptation for the book is in the works by Fox. Kenneth Branagh will be playing the renowned role of Hercule Poirot who is charged with conducting an investigation into the homicide of an heiress while on holiday. Interestingly, this is not the only time ‘Death on the Nile’ has been adapted into a movie. In 1978, it was transformed into a chiefly successful feature film with actors like Mia Farrow, Bette Davis, Jane Birkin, and Peter Ustinov.
Who is featuring? Letitia Wright, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Jodie Comer, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Bateman.
Release Date: October 9, 2020.
14. ‘Chaos Walking.’
Background: This movie is inspired by the first installment of ‘Chaos Walking’ authored by Patrick Ness. ‘Chaos Walking’ is a trilogy which includes: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go,’ ‘The Ask and the Answer,’ and ‘Monsters of Men.’ The film focuses on a young man, Todd Hewitt (played by Tom Holland) who inhabits a different planet when a virus contaminated people's mind. Hewitt is compelled to abscond together with a female character, Viola, played by Daisy Ridley, to deliver everyone and unveil what led to the event.
Who is featuring? Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
Release Date: The initial release date was on March 1, 2019. However, it was postponed, and it is generally presumed that it will be released sometime in 2020.
13. ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2’
Background: ‘To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2’ is an upcoming sequel to the 2018 film with the same name. The prequel of the movie was released by Netflix last year, and it received lots of positive reviews. The movie will be based on the second novel of ‘To All the Boys I've Loved Before’ trilogy, ’P.S I Still Love You’ which was written by Jenny Han. It promises to be mind-blowing!
Who is featuring? Actors Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, John Corbett are set to return to their roles in the movie.
Release Date: No set date has been given for its released.
12. ‘The Devil All the Time’
Background: The movie has its origin in the 2011 book written by Donald Ray Pollock of the same name. It has 4.1 stars on Good Reads. Antônio Campos will direct the upcoming film. The film's plot focuses on contrasting characters in post-World War II Southern Ohio and West Virginia. What a power-packed cast!
Who is featuring? Robert Pattinson, Riley Keough, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Holland.
Release Date: The specific release date for the movie is yet to be revealed.
11. ‘Dragon Rider’
Background: ‘Dragon Rider’ is a children's book written by Cornelia Funke in 1997. The animated film follows the escapades of a silver dragon Firedrake, Brownie Sorrel; a mountain spirit and Ben, an orphaned male boy. The trio team up to find the legendary part of the Himalayas mountain known as the Rim of Heaven. Are you ready?
Who is featuring? Patrick Stewart, Felicity Jones, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Freddie Highmore.
Release Date: August 6, 2020.
10. ‘Artemis Fowl’
Background: ‘Artemis Fowl’ is the title of a novel series written by Eoin Colfer. The movie’s plot is about an Irish criminal who abducts Officer Holly Short for ransom which will fund the search to locate his missing father.
Who is featuring? Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw, and Diana Alexandra Pocol.
Release Date: August 9, 2020.
9. ‘The Turning’
Background: The film is inspired by Henry James’ 1898 short novel, ’The Turn of the Screw.’ It will be directed by Floria Sigismondi. ‘The Turning’ has a similar narrative as ‘The Turn of the Screw.’ It follows a man who employs a governess to assist him in caring for his niece and nephew who just lost their parents. The movie is scheduled to hit cinemas at the beginning of next year. What a way to start the New Year!
Who is featuring? Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, and Mark Huberman.
Release Date: January 24, 2020.
8. ‘Call of the Wild’
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Background: ‘Call of the Wild’ is a movie adaptation of the 1903 book authored by Jack London. The movie centers on Buck, a sled dog’s expedition at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s. Buck, the main character of the film, will be played by Terry Notary.
Who is featuring? Terry Notary, Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, and Bradley Whitford.
Release Date: February 21, 2020.
7. ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’
Background: The upcoming fantasy comedy movie is based on Hugh Lofting's ‘The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle.’ The book is the second series of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle. The film's plot follows a doctor who discovers that he can speak, and adequately communicate with animals.
Who is featuring? Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, and Jim Broadbent. The voice cast includes John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson, and Frances de la Tour.
Release Date: January 17, 2020.
6. ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’
Background: The movie is based on a 2012 comedy novel of the same name authored by Maria Semple. The plot follows Bernadette who generally dislikes people and does not like leaving her house. Suddenly, Bernadette disappears, and Bee, her daughter, set out on a mission to find her mum's location
Who is featuring? Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoë Chao, and Laurence Fishburne.
Release Date: August 16, 2019.
5. 'Little Women'
Background: The upcoming drama film is inspired by the 1868 novel of the same name written by Louisa May Alcott. The film focuses on the lives of sisters in 1860s in Massachusetts.
Who is featuring? Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, and Abby Quinn.
Release Date: December 25, 2019.
4. 'The Goldfinch'
Background: The forthcoming movie is based on the book ’The Goldfinch’ written by Donna Tartt. It revolves around a male youth with a difficult childhood, which eventually got him involved in fraudulent imitation of arts.
Who is Featuring? Ansel Elgort Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson Luke Kleintank, and Jeffrey Wright.
Release Date: September 13, 2019.
3. 'The Good Liar'
Background: The anticipated thriller film is inspired by the novel of a similar name by Nicholas Searle. The plot focuses on a skilled conman who discovers he is developing feelings for a woman he planned his recent scheme against.
Who is Featuring? Russell Tovey, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, and Jim Carter
Release Date: November 15, 2019
2. 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'
Background: The upcoming movie is an adaptation of 1939’s ‘Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats’, a collection of poems written by T. S. Eliot. Every year, a group of cats must elect which one of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer.
Who is Featuring? Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson
Release Date: December 20, 2019
1. 'The Rhythm Section'
Background: The forthcoming thriller film is based on a novel of the same name written by Mark Burnell. The plot revolves around Stephanie Patrick, a woman who seeks to discover the truth behind a plane crash that eliminated her family.
Who is Featuring? Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown
Release Date: November 22, 2019
We are so pumped up, and excited about these eight movies that will be released in 2020. Of course, 2020 will be a great year for movie lovers like us. Which one of these movies are you most anticipatory about? Have you read any of these books? We'll love to read your thoughts in the comment section. If you are as psyched about these upcoming movies as us, share this article with your friends and let them in on the great news.