I posted Books to Movies 2018 in March last year so I feel like I’m ahead of the game this year although we are already half way through January! There are at least 20 books slated to become movies this year according to the Popsugar article I am quoting here.
A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron is already in the theaters starring Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King and Edward James Olmos. I don’t know about the rest of the movie but the puppy is just adorable! And apparently this movie will be followed up in May by another W. Bruce Cameron adaptation, A Dog’s Journey starring Dennis Quaid.
February 22nd will see the release of The Rhythm Section based on the book of the same name by Mark Burnell. The thriller will star Blake Lively and Jude Law and involves a plane crash and a revenge mission! Another thriller scheduled for release on March 1st is Chaos Walking based on the novel The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, a young adult science fiction fantasy about a world inhabited only by men and they have the ability to hear each other’s thoughts. It sounds more like the stuff of comedy to me but the description is quite dark.
In late March things lighten up with the comedy/drama Where’d You Go Bernadette? the 2012 runaway bestseller by Maria Semple. This one stars Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, and Kristen Wiig. It pains me to say that I listened to this one on audio a few years back and I really – let’s go with – disliked it. But that should not discourage you from reading it or seeing the movie. I think it was a book I should have read rather than listened to. Lots of family discord and it just seemed that every time I turned it on someone was yelling! I hope the movie is a bit less contentious. Continue reading “Books to Movies in 2019”