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

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

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2. A Wrinkle in Time

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

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

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

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6. Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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

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

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

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9. Mary Poppins Returns

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

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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

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

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2. Ready Player One

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

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

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

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5. On Chesil Beach

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

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

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

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    Deborah Ellis
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    Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters are prisoners in their own home. With no man to go out to buy food, they face starvation. So Parvana must pretend to be a boy to save her family. It is a dangerous plan, but their only chance. In fear, she goes out - and witnesses the horror of landmines, the brutality of the Taliban, and the desperation of a country trying to survive. But even in despair lies hope ...Deborah Ellis has been to Afghan refugee camps and has listened to many stories like Parvana's.
    Michael Crichton
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    Published back in 1990, and immortalised on screen in 1993 by none other than Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park tells the story of paleontologist Alan Grant, who - accompanied by his graduate student, Ellie Sattler, and mathematician Ian Malcolm - is invited by billionaire John Hammond to a new 'biological reserve' off the coast of Costa Rica. But when they get there, they discover that this is not any ordinary reserve: it's a dinosaur theme park!

    Before the park is opened to the public, and to cure the nervousness of the park's investors, Grant, Sattler and Malcolm, accompanied by Hammond's grandchildren Lex and Tim, begin a tour of Jurassic Park. But corporate espionage at the hands of Dennis Nedry, Jurassic Park's chief programmer, will put the business of the park and the lives of everyone on the island at risk...

    With the park's security systems down and the control measures in place to maintain control of the animals failing, the group find themselves stranded and must evade the deadly Velociraptors and escape the jaws of the park's star attraction, the Tyrannosaurus rex, to meet up with the helicopter and be taken to the safety of the mainland.

    Gripping, scarily plausible and a whole lot of fun, if you love the film and are yet to read Michael Crichton's worldwide bestseller, there has never been a better time to read it now that the film franchise is back!
    Jeff VanderMeer
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    The first volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach trilogy. 'Creepy and fascinating' Stephen King. Welcome to Area X. An Edenic wilderness, an environmental disaster zone, a mystery for thirty years. For thirty years, Area X, monitored by the secret agency known as the Southern Reach, has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border- an environmental disaster zone, though to all appearances an abundant wilderness. Eleven expeditions have been sent in to investigate; even for those that have made it out alive, there have been terrible consequences. 'Annihilation' is the story of the twelfth expedition and is told by its nameless biologist. Introverted but highly intelligent, the biologist brings her own secrets with her. She is accompanied by a psychologist, an anthropologist and a surveyor, their stated mission: to chart the land, take samples and expand the Southern Reach's understanding of Area X. But they soon find out that they are being manipulated by forces both strange and all too familiar. An unmapped tunnel is not as it first appears. An inexplicable moaning calls in the distance at dusk. And while each member of the expedition has surrendered to the authority of the Southern Reach, the power of Area X is far more difficult to resist. 'Annihilation' is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, which will be published throughout 2014: volume two ('Authority') in May, and volume three ('Acceptance') in September 2014.
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    It's Christmas eve and Marie and her family are enjoying the seasonal festivities. Drosselmeyer, the clockmaker and inventor, presents them with a nutcracker which Marie becomes very taken with. At the stroke of twelve that night the nutcracker comes alive before Marie's very eyes, and so begins the most wonderful adventure...Join Marie and her dear nutcracker on a journey through the mystical land of the Mouse King and Princess Pirlipat, with themes of magic, love, betrayal and redemption, beautifully captured by Robet Ingpen's exquisite illustrations.
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    MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future.The first instalment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground. "No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve" - The Times "This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums" - Guardian
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    A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling and an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle. An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ...Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents ...'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' Albus Dumbledore
    David Lagercrantz
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    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.
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    A poignant tale of the power of friendship, built through a mutual love of reading, Annie Barrows' feel-good novel is highly recommended. Lead character Juliet Ashton is drawn into correspondence with Guernsey boy Dawsey Adams and slowly learns all there is to know about the fascinating secret history of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It is not long before she begins to hear from other members and as letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under the German Occupation, Juliet soon realises that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name. As her curiosity grows, Juliet, an author struggling for ideas for her next book, visits her new friends in a charming encounter.

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    The one and only Grinch from the iconic Dr. Seuss gets a brand new look for his 60th birthday, in this collectible slipcase edition with a special introduction all about your favourite Christmas character! It's the Grinch's 60th birthday - and you're invited to the party! "The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason..." With a heart two sizes too small, the Grinch is the meanest creature you'll ever meet. He hates Christmas and the whole festive season. But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he's in for a big surprise! With hilarious rhymes and beautiful illustrations, this classic seasonal story has become a favourite for good reason and teaches readers the true meaning of Christmas. Now in a very special foiled slipcase edition with extra material, this classic story is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages.
    Ian McEwan
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    It is June, 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come ..."On Chesil Beach" is another masterwork from Ian McEwan - a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.