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World Book Day: 10 upcoming books to have film adaptations

Here come some things that always sparks a debate: book vs film. In 2018, a few classic books are going to have their film adaptations.

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Here come some things that always sparks a debate: book vs film. In 2018, a few classic books are going to have their film adaptations. While some still hate the idea of transforming book tales into films, the others would be excited to watch their favorite stories narrated on screen.

Keeping aside the debatable topic, let’s check out the popular stories soon to be played on the silver screen. The year already began with films on 12 Strong and Fifty Shades Freed. Here are the upcoming films based on a book.

Where’d You Go Bernadette, by Maria Semple









The novel is based on an agoraphobic woman who works as an architect and is the mother of a 15-year-old. The story begins when she disappears before a family trip, narrated by her 15-year-old daughter.

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The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken









A thrilling story of teenagers who develop unbelievable powers and turn into a threat to the government. Captured in a detainment camp, 16-year-old Ruby breaks out and joins the others to fight against the adults.

First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong, by James Hansen









A biographical film based on the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong played by Ryan Gosling. The film depicts the years moving towards the Apollo 11 space mission.

The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling









The children’s novel will soon be adapted into a film and revive your childhood memories. Narrating the story of a boy named Mowgli, lives among the wild and escapes from his home under threat of Sher Khan.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz









The fourth installment of the Millennium series based on a story of a hacker and a journalist who is drawn into a swamp of Spies and cybercriminals.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Seuss









Grinch, who lives outside Whoville and despises Christmas, sets on a mission to ruin it by stealing Christmas decorations from the townfolks.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by JK Rowling









A prequel to the popular Harry Potter series, the film is based on the story of Dumbledore and Grindelwald and Newt Scamander in between the magic and madness.

Mary Poppins, by P L Travers









A fantasy story which begins with the hunt for a nanny for Mr. Banks’s two children. Mary Poppins, an angelic nanny, arrives and brings massive change to their lives.

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott









Little Women is a simple story of four sisters and their domestic life, what hooks you to the story is its relatability.

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury









A futuristic novel which portrays the world without literary knowledge and books. The main character is a fireman but unlikely to his job he actually causes a fire to destroy any book found.