This has been a record year for film adaptations so far (at least by my count). A few months ago I made a list of 39 film adaptations hitting theaters from January through June. Here is part two of that list–22 adaptations coming this July through December!
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on a series of graphic novels by author Pierre Christin and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières about a vast metropolis called Alpha that is home to species from a thousand planets. When dark forces threaten Alpha, special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard Alpha.
Release Date: July 21
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke
Atomic Blonde is based on Antony Johnston’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, about a deadly and seductive spy who is sent to Berlin to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West in 1989.
Release Date: July 28
Starring: Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower is based on a series by Stephen King about an eleven-year-old boy who is transported to another dimension called Mid-World where he encounters a Gunslinger who is on a quest to reach the Dark Tower in an effort to prevent all existence from being sucked into Hell.
Release Date: August 4
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jackie Earle Haley
The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle is based on the 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls about the author’s unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing and her deeply dysfunctional relationship with her parents.
Release Date: August 11
Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Ella Anderson, Max Greenfield
Tulip Fever is based on the 2000 novel by Deborah Moggach. The story is set in 1630s Amsterdam during tulipomania. A wealthy merchant desires his young and beautiful wife, but when he commissions a portrait to be painted of them, a passion unfolds between her and the artist.
Release Date: August 25
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne, Judy Dench, Tom Hollander, Zach Galifianakis, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Kevin McKidd
It is based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King about seven children in a small town in Maine who are terrorized by a being that exploits the fears of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey.
Release Date: September 8
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Bodet, Jack Dylan Grazer
First They Killed My Father
First They Killed My Father is based on the 2000 memoir by Loung Ung about her childhood during the Cambodian genocide.
Release Date: TBA
Starring: Sareum Srey Moch
Victoria and Abdul
Victoria and Abdul is based on the 2010 book by Shrabani Basu about an assistant clerk at Agra Central Jail who becomes the personal attendant to Queen Victoria and instructs her in Urdu and Indian affairs.
Release Date: September 22
Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams
Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night is based on the 2015 book by Kent Haruf about an old widow and widower who have lived next door to each other for years and barely have a relationship until one of them tries to make a connection.
Release Date: September 29
Starring: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer, Bruce Dern
The Snowman is based on the 2007 Norwegian crime novel by Jo Nesbø about an inspector on the trail of a serial killer who has killed eleven women in ten years.
Release Date: October 13
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Chloë Sevigny, Toby Jones
The Mountain Between Us
The Mountain Between Us is based on the 2011 novel by Charles Martin about two strangers who are injured and stranded in the Utah wilderness following a plane crash.
Release Date: October 20
Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet
Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service is based on the 2013 book by David Finkel about post-traumatic stress disorder and soldiers trying to readjust to civilian life after coming home from Iraq.
Release Date: October 27
Starring: Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Amy Schumer, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Scott Haze
The Breadwinner is based on the 2000 children’s novel by Deborah Ellis about an eleven-year-old girl who is forced by circumstances to be the breadwinner for her family in war-torn Taliban-era Afghanistan.
Release Date: November 1
Starring: Ali Badshah, Ali Kazmi, Kanza Feris, Kane Mahon, Noorin Gulamgaus
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express is based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie about the great detective Hercule Poirot who solves a locked room murder mystery while on an overnight train to London.
Release Date: November 10
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Lucy Boynton, Michelle Pfieffer, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
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November Criminals is based on Sam Munson’s 2010 novel about a high school senior who begins to investigate the death of his classmate who was killed in a senseless shooting.
Release Date: November 17
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn
Wonder is based on the 2012 children’s novel by R.J. Palacio about a young boy born with a facial deformity who wants desperately to attend a mainstream school.
Release Date: November 17
Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay
Let It Snow
Let It Snow is based on a series of three interconnected holiday romance stories by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, first published in 2008. The stories follows three teenagers as they experience a huge snowstorm in the town of Gracetown during the Christmas season.
Release Date: November 22
Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name is based on the 2007 novel by André Aciman about a love affair between an intellectually precocious seventeen-year-old American-Italian Jewish boy and a visiting twenty-four-year-old American Jewish scholar in 1980s Italy.
Release Date: November 24
Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothy Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel
Jumanji is based on the 1981 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg about four teenagers who are transported into an adventure video game and must survive its challenges.
Release Date: December 20
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Tim Matheson
Ashes in the Snow
Ashes in the Snow is based on the 2011 novel Between Shades of Gray by Rita Sepetys about a native Lithuanian girl who is deported with her mother and younger brother to a labor camp in Siberia during the Stalinist repressions of the mid-twentieth century.
Release Date: TBA
Starring: Sophie Cookson, Bel Powley, Martin Wallström, Peter Franzén, James Cosmo
The Long Home
The Long Home is based on the 1999 novel by William Gay about a man who unwittingly accepts a job building a honkytonk for the bootlegger who murdered his father ten years earlier and falls for a young woman the bootlegger is grooming to be a prostitute in 1940s Tennessee.
Release Date: TBA
Starring: James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Harnett, Courtney Love, Giancarlo Esposito, Garret Dillahunt, Robin Lord Taylor
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is based on the 1962 novel by Shirley Jackson about an eighteen-year-old girl, her sister, and their uncle who experienced a family tragedy years earlier that resulted in the three living sequestered on their Vermont estate away from the other residents of their small village.
Release Date: TBA
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan, Taissa Farmiga, Crispin Glover, Paula Malcomson
Which of these film adaptations are you most looking forward to seeing?