Films Based on Books Coming Out in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a brilliant year for film with several hugely successful novels being adapted into movies this year. There are classics like Peter Rabbit, magical stories like A Wrinkle in Time and thrilling movies like The Girl in the Spider's Web in the mix for 2018. We've listed the most exciting films based on books coming out in 2018 that have received their official release dates, so check out which films you can't miss next year.

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Family Films

You won't be struggling to find a good activity to do with the kids on rainy weekends this year with all the fantastic family films that are coming out...

1. Peter Rabbit

  • £2.99

Based on Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

This new live-action/animated comedy adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic stars James Corden as Peter and brings a modern twist on his classic feud with farmer Mr Gregor (played by Domhnall Gleeson).

When's it in cinemas?

16th March 2018


2. A Wrinkle in Time

  • £3.99

Based on A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle


Walt Disney Pictures has adapted Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's story of Meg and Charles' out-of-this-world mission to find their father for modern audiences.

When's it in cinemas?

23rd March 2018

3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • £7.89

Based on Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

This sequel to 2015's Jurassic World is inspired by the earlier Jurassic Park films and the novel by Michael Crichton. In this new movie, Claire, the park's previous owner, and Own, a former dinosaur trainer, form the Dinosaur Protection Group and uncover a worrying conspiracy.

When's it in cinemas?

7th June 2018

5. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

  • £16.89

Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffman

This live-action Disney film is based on E.T.A Hoffman's magical and whimsical story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King about a girl whose toy nutcracker comes to life.

When's it in cinemas?

26th October 2018

6. Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • £14.89

Based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss

This new animated adaptation of Dr Seuss' festive favourite stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch who plots to steal Christmas from all the Whos of Whoville.

When's it in cinemas?

9th November 2018

7. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

  • £10.39

Based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K.Rowling

This new instalment in the Fantastic Beasts film series sees a young Albus Dumbledore team up with his former student Newt Scamander to take down the villainous Grindelwald.

When's it in cinemas?

16th November 2018

8. Mortal Engines

  • £6.39

Based on Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

This exciting story, based on Philip Reeve's brilliant novel, is set in a desolate Earth where mobile cities fight one another to win the last remaining resources.

When's it in cinemas?

14th December 2018


9. Mary Poppins Returns

  • £6.29

Based on Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

In this musical sequel to the classic 1964 Mary Poppins film, based on the children's series by P.L. Travers, sees Mary return to the now-grown Jane and Michael Banks after the death of Michael's wife.

When's it in cinemas?

21st December 2018


Films for Adults

Whether you're looking for new movie or book recommendations for this year, we have listed 6 brilliant new film projects and the books they're based on here for you to pick from...

1. Annihilation

  • £8.89

Based on Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

This film is based on Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance) which tells the chilling story of a team of women who take on a risky expedition to a danger zone known as "Area X".

When's it in cinemas?

23rd February 2018


2. Ready Player One

  • £7.19

Based on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This futuristic film is based on Ernest Cline's novel and focuses on a dystopian version of our planet where everyone uses a virtual space called OASIS. When the founder of OASIS dies, a hunt ensues to find an Easter Egg that will determine who gets control over his business.

When's it in cinemas?

30th March 2018

3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

  • £8.89

Based on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

This sweet film, based on Mary Ann Shaffer's historical novel, is all about a writer who decides to investigate how the people of Guernsey coped with World War 2 and, whilst there, discovers the strange story of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.

When's it in cinemas?

20th April 2018

4. The Breadwinner

  • £6.09

Based on The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

This animated film, is based on the novel by Deborah Ellis, tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana who disguises herself as a boy in order to get a job and provide for her family in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

When's it in cinemas?

25th May 2018

5. On Chesil Beach

  • £7.89

Based on On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

This is an adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel about a young couple on their honeymoon in the 1960s, set along the backdrop of the Dorset coast.

When's it in cinemas?

15th June 2018

6. Girl in the Spider's Web

  • £8.09

Based on Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

Based on the novel by David Lagercrantz, this new Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist thriller is coming to the big screen this year and this time they're facing hackers and spies.

When's it in cinemas?

26th October 2018


Pop these dates in your diary so you don't miss any of these brilliant new movies heading to cinema near you this year.