Book lovers, this year is for you! It's time digest some of the most well-loved stories and novels before they are brought to life in the big screen this 2018.
From young adult to sci-fi favorites, here are eight books you need to add to your must-read (or re-read!) list before their film adaptations hit theaters this year.
1. Peter Rabbit
based on 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter
Release Date: February 28, 2018
The new live-action/CG motion picture is based on the series of books about a mischievous and adventurous rabbit. In the upcoming adaptation, James Corden voices the character of Peter, and is joined by Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.
2. Fifty Shades Freed
based on 'Fifty Shades Freed' by EL James
Release Date: February 9, 2018
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon.
3. Every Day
based on 'Every Day' by David Levithan
Release Date: February 23, 2018
What happens when you fall for someone who transforms into a different person every day? Devid Levithan's bestselling young adult novel comes to life in the big screen soon, telling the story of a travelling soul named A who switches from one host body to another every single day.
4. A Wrinkle in Time
based on 'A Wrinkle in Time' by Madeleine L’Engle
Release Date: March 9, 2018
Disney's upcoming fantasy adventure is on L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and the ultimate triumph of love. It stars two-time Academy Award-nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy-winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy-nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.
5. Ready Player One
based on 'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline
Release Date: March 30, 2018
The sci-fi action adventure film is based on the Ernest Cline novel of the same name and takes place in the year 2045, where the world is on the brink of chaos and collapse. The already much-anticipated adaptation is directed by Steven Spielberg and marks his return to Warner Bros. Pictures.
6. Crazy Rich Asians
based on 'Crazy Rich Asians' by Kevin Kwan
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Based on Kevin Kwan's widely popular trilogy about the lifestyles of the crazy, rich, and fabulous Asians, the film will center on the stories and characters of book one (Crazy Rich Asians). It's the first Hollywood-produced movie with an all-Asian cast in 26 years, and also the first all-Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club!
7. The Grinch
based on 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' by Dr. Seuss by Dr. Seuss
Release Date: November 9, 2018
Another reimagination of Dr. Seuss’ classic 1957 children’s book is underway, and this time around, the grumpy Grinch will be in animated form and will be voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.
8. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
based on 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' by J.K. Rowling
Release Date: November 16, 2018
The film is the second of five planned “Fantastic Beasts” movies, and features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
Note: Release dates are subject to change without prior notice.