From Page to Screen: Adaptations That Have Fans on the Edge of Their Seats
Reading for pleasure alone has the power to inspire greatly. We allow our imaginations to take us inside entire worlds with their characters as we turn the pages of these books. Many books are being made into movies or television shows this year and in the years. Many book-to-screen, the most anticipated book-to-film adaptations of the year are coming out in more genres soon, such as the second Dune movie and the upcoming Netflix season of Bridgerton.
Time to get out your To-Be Read List. Grab these books from many genres before they become popular TV shows and movies. Additionally, we’re getting you ready for everything you should read before the Hollywood version of the story opens in theatres and on TV because there’s nothing quite like comparing a production’s vision to your own experience reading a story.
The Apprentice of Tiger
In one of the children’s stories that have the challenges and triumphs of bringing beloved books to life that will make it into a movie in 2024, Tom Lee is just a regular boy until he meets Mr. Hu, a talking tiger. Tom discovers he has magical abilities and significant responsibilities after joining Mr. Hu’s motley crew. For the sake of global security, they need to keep a centuries-old talisman out of the hands of their adversaries.
Gregory Maguire, “Wicked:
We are all familiar with Dorothy’s story of her adventures in the Land of Oz, but join us as the Wicked Witch of the West shares her side of the tale against a backdrop of magic, drugs, sex, and politics. Although the Broadway musical is entertaining, the original text is brilliant, and two live-action movies based on the book are developing. The first part of “Wicked” will open in theatres on November 27, 2024.
The Color Purple
The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker’s iconic 1982 novel of the same name, will hit theatres just in time for Christmas with a new book adaptation from 2023, nearly 40 years after Stephen Spielberg’s 1985 film book adaptation. Halle Bailey, Corey Hawkins, Taraji P. Henson, and Colman Domingo will also feature.
The practice of turning books into films is as old as cinema itself, and it never stops changing. Even though not every book-to-film adaptation is a critical and financial success, the best ones can retain the spirit of the original work while adapting creatively and sensibly for the screen. When filmmakers take on the challenge of transforming novels into captivating screen adaptations, these book-to-movie adaptations are alluring because they can establish two distinct storytelling universes.