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NEW BOOK-TO-FILM ADAPTATIONS FOR 2022

Little Nemo in SlumberlandAre you one of those people who prefers to read the book before watching the film adaptation? Well, if so, then you might like to check out the following list compiled by the writing experts, ProWritingAid, which features some of the adaptations set for release this year (along with how long it will roughly take to read each associated book).





White Bird: A Wonder Story
White Bird: A Wonder Story

Author: R.J. Palacio / Page count: 224 pages / Time it should take to read: 7 hours 35 minutes
Synopsis: A story set during World War II that revolves around a young Jewish girl who's saved by a young boy that she and her friends used to shun.
Adaptation: In October, Lionsgate will release a new film adapted from the graphic novel, 'White Bird: A Wonder Story', and it'll star Helen Mirren and Gillian Anderson.


Matilda
Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl / Page count: 256 pages / Time it should take to read: 8 hours 32 minutes
Synopsis: A children's tale about a young girl with magical abilities who slowly learns how to use them in order to overcome a number of opposing obstacles.
Adaptation: Following the success of the 1996 film adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, 'Matilda', as well as the associated Tony Award-winning musical, Netflix will release a new movie based on the aforementioned musical. It's set to come out this December and will star Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, and the newcomer, Alisha Weir.


Spaceman of Bohemia
Spaceman of Bohemia

Author: Jaroslav Kalfar / Page count: 288 pages / Time it should take to read: 9 hours 36 minutes
Synopsis: A sci-fi adventure that focuses on an orphan from the Czech Republic, named Jakub, who embarks on a solo mission to Venus.
Adaptation: Netflix will adapt the book, 'Spaceman of Bohemia', into a movie and release it soon. It'll be called, 'Spaceman', and will star Adam Sandler and Paul Dano.


Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House
Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House

Authors: Egil and Matthew Krogh / Page count: 304 pages / Time it should take to read: 10 hours 8 minutes
Synopsis: A true story that chronicles the Watergate scandal surrounding President Richard Nixon, E. Howard Hunt, and G. Gordon Liddy.
Adaptation: This year, HBO will release a TV miniseries based on the political novel, 'Integrity'. The miniseries will be named, 'The White House Plumbers', and it'll star Woody Harrelson, Lena Headey, and Justin Theroux.


My Policeman
My Policeman

Author: Bethan Roberts / Page count: 304 pages / Time it should take to read: 10 hours 8 minutes
Synopsis: An emotional tale set in Brighton, England, during the 1950s, which follows a gay police officer who tries to hide his sexuality from those around him, because at the time, being homosexual was illegal in Britain.
Adaptation: In November, 2022, Amazon Prime will be streaming the film adaptation of the 2012 book, 'My Policeman', which'll star Harry Styles playing the main character, Tom.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann / Page count: 400 pages / Time it should take to read: 13 hours 20 minutes
Synopsis: A crime thriller that starts in the 1920s and revolves around the inception of the FBI.
Adaptation: Due for release in the foreseeable future, Martin Scorsese is directing a film based on the New York Times bestseller, 'Killers of the Flower Moon', and it will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Some of the other book-to-film adaptations set for release this year include Winsor McCay's graphic novel, 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' (10 hours 36 minutes), which is being made into a Netflix movie starring Jason Momoa, as well as the 337-page book by Fredrik Backman, 'A Man Called Ove' (11 hours 14 minutes), which is set for release on Christmas Day and will star Tom Hanks. To find out more, please feel free to check out the official website for ProWritingAid.

NEW BOOK-TO-FILM ADAPTATIONS FOR 2022 NEW BOOK-TO-FILM ADAPTATIONS FOR 2022 Reviewed by David Andrews on August 30, 2022 Rating: 5

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