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Books coming to the big screen in 2017

by Becky C | Dec 30, 2016

Film adaptations of books . . . some of us love them, some of us hate them.  I loved both the Harry Potter books and the films.  I also loved Tolkien's Lord of the Rings as well as Peter Jackson's film interpretations.  And The Martian

I've yet to read a Bourne book but I love the movies based upon them.  Apparently I'm mostly a fan of page to screen projects.  Mostly -- I was disappointed by the television adaptations of The Shannara Chronicles and Mists of Avalon.

Here's a look at some of the most anticipated adaptations coming to movie theaters in 2017.  Have you read the books?  Are you excited to see the movie versions?  What adaptations have you loved or hated? 

 The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. The true story of keepers at the Warsaw Zoo, who saved hundreds of animals and people from the Nazis.

Coming to theaters March 2017.  Click here for the official trailer.

 Its What I Do

It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario. True story of a wartime photographer, one of four journalists held captive by the Libyan Army in 2011.

Coming to theaters in 2017.  Click here for an interview with the author.

 A Book of Common Prayer
 A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion.  Story about two American women whose lives cross in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution.

Coming to theaters in 2017.  Click here for cast information.
 The Circle

The Circle by Dave Eggers. Fictional story of a woman’s job at a powerful tech company that takes on a very public life of its own.

Coming to theaters April 2017.  Click here for a preview.

 The Lost City of  Z

The Lost City of Z by David Grann. True story about the disappearance of a British colonel during his search for an ancient civilization in the Amazon in 1925.

Coming to theaters April 2017.  Click here for the official trailer.

 The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower by Stephen King.  Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams the post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower.

Coming to theaters July 2017.  Click here for cast information.


It by Stephen King.  In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Coming to theaters September 2017.  Click here for cast information.

 Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews.  Fictional story about a Russian spy and a CIA agent whose attraction for each other threatens their missions.

Coming to theaters November 2017.  Click here for cast information.

 The Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. Harrowing novel about two young soldiers trying to stay alive.  Written by a veteran of the war in Iraq.

Film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.  Click here for cast information.

 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.  Area X has been cut off for decades.  The quest to map the terrain and record what is found there has claimed the lives of eleven previous expeditions.  What will the twelfth expedition find?

Coming to theaters in 2017.  Click here for cast information.
 The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Memoir.  Growing up, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals, and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.  A true story of triumph against the odds and unconditional love.

Coming to theaters in 2017.  Click here for cast information.


Becky CBecky likes to read … A LOT. When she’s not reading, she likes to pretend that she can garden. Her thumb has no hint of green whatsoever but luckily her plants are forgiving. Her favorite books are The Shannara series by Terry Brooks.
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