5 Exciting Book to Movie Adaptations To Watch Out For This 2017


Stressed? Tired from work? As the saying goes, relax – see a movie.
There are 5 best sellers that just might turn into blockbusters this year and we just can’t wait to watch every one of them! Here are 5 of the most exciting book to movie adaptations every book nerd should see this 2017:

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman 

Release: March 31, 2017

Set at the beginning of the second world war, The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the story of two Polish zookeepers – Jan and Antonina Zabinski - and how they save over three hundred people from Nazi persecution.

During the German invasion of Poland on September 1939, Jan worked as a director of a zoo. Together with his wife, Antonina, and their child, the family braved the turmoil of war while trying to live a life surrounded by the animals and refugees they were dedicated to protecting. The zoo was bombed, but from the ashes rose a place where humane acts flourished. By saving hundreds of lives, the Zabinski family showed that there is hope amidst the bleakness of war.

In this compelling story, the author paints us a window into the trials and hardships that Poland and its people went through during the Nazi occupation. If you love reading historical dramas and want a glimpse of what people felt during the war, then the film adaptation of this novel is a must-see for you.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Release date: April 7, 2017

Born with unusual facial features, August Pullman hasn't gone to traditional schools until the 5th grade. As a newbie at Beecher Prep, all he wants is to blend in like any other kid. Unfortunately, his classmates can’t see through his uniqueness, and this leads to Auggie’s dilemma and fears.

Wonder is an inspiring story that talks about sympathy, self-identity, and acceptance. Directed by Steven Chbosky, this movie is filled with the struggles of fitting in is sure to be a memorable tear-jerker.

The Circle by Dave Eggers 

Release Date: April 28, 2017

Mae Holland’s life seems to be going the right direction as she is given the opportunity to work for the most influential company in the world – the Circle. From a sprawling campus in California, the Circle connects people through emails, banking, purchasing, and social media. They use a very advanced, centralized system of operations to get the job done.

Mae gets accustomed to the progressive work environment of her company and enjoys the perks of working under one of the biggest and most powerful companies in the world. She experiences listening to famous musicians playing in their company’s office grounds and eats the most delicious food during her breaks. As her position in the company moves up, Mae’s fulfilling career soon transforms into a story packed with suspense that will challenge their company’s perception of person’s privacy, freedom, history, and a human being’s limitation for knowledge.

If you’re in the mood for a thriller that focuses on technology and how it affects our lives, this adaptation of Eggers’ best-selling novel may just be for you.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Release Date: May 19, 2017

Maddy is an 18-year-old who is imaginative and curious about things around her. But, unlike other young adults, she is detached from everything else - she lives in a sealed environment because an illness that makes her allergic to almost anything. She cannot step out of her house or she might risk getting very sick.

What she does not know is that Olly, her next-door neighbor who just moved in, develops a crush on her and is smitten as he gazes at her through windows. When they finally got the chance to be friends, they communicate through text messages and form a strong bond that leads them to put everything at risk as long as they can be together.

This heartwarming tale of love and making the right decisions will tug at your heartstrings and teach you a lesson or two about choosing to live your life the way you want to.

It by Stephen King

Release Date: September 8, 2017

The film based on Stephen King’s best-seller of the same title is set in Derry, Maine. It’s the summer of 1989 and Bill Denbrough heads a group of misfits called The Loser’s Club. The seven members of this group are bonded by the miserable circumstances that each of them face in their lives.

When a series of mysterious disappearances occur, The Loser’s Club launch their own investigation. They discover things they do not expect and their actions lead them to deal with a demented clown. What they do not know is that there is more to the story they are yet to uncover.

A tale of horror and chills, this movie is one of the more anticipated book adaptations to hit the silver screen this year.


2017 is definitely packed with amazing thrills, adventures, and heartwarming stories for you to enjoy on the silver screen. If you can’t wait for the premier dates, you can also grab the paperbacks for you to find out what inspired producers to create live action versions of these best-sellers.

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