Books Hitting the Big Screen in 2018

A lot of amazing books are hitting the big screen this year. Make sure to check out all these exciting new feature films and TV series heading your way this 2018! You can pick up a copy of these books from eCampus.com to alleviate your wait for these films!  

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Summary: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha Raw

Release Date: March 9, 2018

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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Summary: a group of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, and our narrator, a biologist sign up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac

Release Date: February 23, 2018

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Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Summary: The son of a baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.

Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cherry Jones

Release Date: September 28, 2018

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Summary: Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year.

Starring: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Chris Pang

Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Dietland by Sarai Walker

Summary: A look at society’s obsession with weight loss and fashion as seen through the eyes of those who work in the beauty industry.

Starring: Genevieve Adams, Erin Darke, Ricardo Davila, Mark Tallman

Release Date: 2018 (TBA) on AMC

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Drama High (Rise) by Michael Sokolove

Summary: Based on a true story, a working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Ellie Desautels, Amy Forsyth

Release Date: March 13, 2018 on NBC

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First Man by James R. Hansen

Summary: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jon Bernthal

Release Date: October 12, 2018

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Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Summary: After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Starring: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey

Release Date: January 19, 2018

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Horse Soldiers (12 Strong) by Doug Stanton

Summary: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Trevante Rhodes

Release Date: January 19, 2018

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Summary: When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen

Release Date: March 30, 2018

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Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Summary: Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerson, Jeremy Irons

Release Date: March 2, 2018

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Summary: A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Starring: Amy Adams, April Brinson, Violet Brinson

Release Date: June 2018 on HBO

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Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Summary: Following 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant and learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon.

Starring: Daniyar, Eden Epstein, Caitlin FitzGerald

Release Date: May 6, 2018 on Starz

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The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Summary: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.

Starring: Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans

Release Date: January 22, 2018 on TNT

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The Dangerous Book for Boys by Hal Iggulden

Summary: The story of a middle-class family coping with the sudden passing of their beloved patriarch Patrick, a whimsical inventor who touched the lives of all who knew him. Devastated, his family finds hope in a guide book he created for his sons.

Starring: Gabriel Bateman, Drew Powell, Kyan Zielinski

Release Date: 2018 (TBA) on Amazon

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The Girl In the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Summary: Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

Starring: Claire Foy, Cameron Britton, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Sverrir Gudnason

Release Date: October 19, 2018

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Summary: A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Starring: Matthew Goode, Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay

Release Date: April 19, 2018

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Summary: Four seekers arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House.

Starring: Logan Medina, Arianne Martin, Jeremy Ambler

Release Date: 2018 (TBA) on Netflix

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure by James Dashner

Summary: Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario

Release Date: January 26, 2018

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Summary: After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer

Release Date: May 11, 2018

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You by Caroline Kepnes

Summary: A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.

Starring: Penn Badgley, Kathryn Gallagher, Victoria Cartagena

Release Date: 2018 (TBA) on Lifetime

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