Upcoming Book to Movie Adaptations 2022

Have you ever read a book so good that you wanted to see it on the big screen instead of your head? Well, no need to imagine for long. Here’s a list of adaptations of books coming out in 2022. According to RepublicWorld, this is what you need to tune into!

Get your popcorn ready for these new movies. Photo by Corina Rainer on Unsplash.

After Ever Happy

Remember that famous Wattpad story about One Direction star Harry Styles that turned into a  book and then a movie? Yeah, it’s back this time around with its fourth movie. The book series “After” has five books in its series, all in chronological order. If you need a refresher about what the plot is like, don’t worry. We got you covered. 

This film is based on the 2014 novel by author Anna Todd. It follows the journey of a teenage girl named Tessa Young and her romantic life during her first years in college. She meets Hardin Scott, a love interest who is the complete opposite of her and everything she knows. The cast includes Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as the leads

For a few months “After” fan Christian Perry dedicated his weekends in a book club to reading all five books and now he is excited to watch the movies. “I remember reading this story on Wattpad, on my iPad… and now it has four films!? This is crazy. And no, I will not stop watching it,” Perry said.

This fourth movie for the “After” series follows their love story, where we might finally know if Tessa and Hardin end up together. 

“Bullet Train” (coming in July)

This famous book by Kotaro Isaka is now soon to be on the big screen. This novel is a comedic thriller where five assassins climb aboard a speeding train headed to Tokyo. With very dark but humorous moments, the movie will focus on the storyline of the five assassins trying to accomplish their mission on this train to kill.

Throughout the book, the five assassins encounter conflicting agendas and, at one point, end up going after each other. Towards the end, several characters are dead, and significant consequences arise. This soon-to-be movie will be directed by David Leitch and star Brad Pitt as the lead.  

College student Justin Genao’s favorite genre is dark comedy so this is something that he will be looking forward to watching on the big screen. “When reading, I got the thriller aspect of it. It is a dark humor kind of book, but it would be pleasing to see how the director will adapt the humor portion of the novel; it could either be a good outcome or a bad one,” said longtime novel reader Genao.

“Blonde” by Joyce Carol Oates

This novel is a fictional point of view of the life of Marylin Monroe. The author insists that this novel is a fictional work of art and should not be seen as a biography.

“Marylin Monroe was a big part of my life growing up,” Claire Burke said. In her free time she reads the dystopian and fictional genre to help her get away from reality. “Even though I know the whole book is fictional, what if it happened?” 

The book tells an imaginative perspective of Monroe’s life, what she was influenced by and what helped her out in the long run. It ends with the movie star on her deathbed, the victim of a suspected overdose. This book will now be a film featuring Ana de Armas in the leading role. Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson appear in supporting roles.

Heartstopper” by Alice Oseman 

This young romance novel was first a Tumblr webcomic that became a novel. Set in high school, the story features two teens named Charlie and Nick and how their friendship turns into something more. This novel is about romance, but it also highlights growing up in high school and discovering who you are.

 “This book reminds me of ‘Love, Simon’ but better. The love that the main characters show for each other is how I hope my future husband looks at me,” says reader Hillary Salazar. Salazar is a high school student who reads romance for fun.

The basic concept of this novel, without the spoilers, is boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. This novel is being turned into a movie on Netflix and will be directed by Euros Lyn and will star Kit Connor. 

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