Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated 2019 Book-to-Film Adaptations (& A Few I Missed)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Book-to-Film Adaptations

There are so many different interpretations for this topic, so it was hard to decide what direction to take! In the end, I kept it simple and decided to feature a small handful of 2019 adaptations I'm looking forward to, as well as another small handful of 2018-2019 adaptations I still need to catch up on.

Anticipated 2019 Book-to-Film Adaptations:

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Agatha Christie's ABC Murders
Adapted from: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
Release Date: January 31st, 2019
Starring: John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan
Format: TV (Amazon Prime)

The Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild
Adapted from: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Release Date: December 25th, 2019
Starring: Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, Harrison Ford
Format: Movie

David Copperfield
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Adapted from: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Release Date: December 5th, 2019
Starring: Dev Patel, Gwendoline Christie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Laurie
Format: Movie

Christopher Abbott in Catch-22 (2019)
Adapted from: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Release Date: December 25th, 2019
Starring: Saoirse Ronana, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern
Format: Movie

Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Good Omens (2019)
Good Omens
Adapted from: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Release Date: May 31st, 2019
Starring: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Adria Arjona
Format: TV (Amazon Prime)

The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
Adapted from: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Release Date: September 13th, 2019
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort, Finn Wolfhard
Format: Movie

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The Aftermath
Adapted from: The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
Release Date: March 15th, 2019
Starring: Kiera Knightley, Ned Wills, Pandora Colin
Format: Movie

...and the ones I need to catch up on!

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The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Adapted from: The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
Release Date: September 21st, 2018
Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro
Format: Movie

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The Nutcrcker and the Four Realms
Adapted from: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Release Date: November 2nd, 2018
Starring: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman
Format: Movie

Saoirse Ronan in Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Mary Queen of Scots
Adapted from: Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy 
Release Date: December 21st, 2018 
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden 
Format: Movie

Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Jack Lewis, Aidan Gallagher, and Emmy Raver-Lampman in The Umbrella Academy (2019)
The Umbrella Academy
Adapted from: The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá 
Release Date: February 15th, 2019 
Starring: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan 
Format: TV (Netflix)

Have you read any of these books? Are you looking forward to any of these adaptations or any I didn't mention? Let me know!


  1. The House with a Clock in Its Walls was great. I even wrote a review for it on my blog! You should definitely watch it sometime.

    My TTT.

    1. Oh I'll have to check your review out! It's one I've been dying to see but just haven't gotten around to, glad you liked it!

  2. Oh, I need to watch The ABC Murders. I love Rupert but it also looks so well done.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. I totally forgot Rupert Grint was in it until I put those post together, I'm excited to see how his character is!

  3. Some of these look so fun! I watched the trailers for The House With the Clock in its Walls. I need to see it. I watched The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. We rented it On Demand before the Super Bowl, Not to talk you our of watching it but it's not one that I would buy or pay more than like $7 to watch it. It was cute but not ground breaking or anything. My TTT-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/05/top-ten-tuesday-books-to-films-that-i.html

    1. The House With the Clock in its Walls is probably the one I'm most excited for, it looks so creative and fun. And that's good to know! I've seen some similar sentiments so I'll definitely try to rent it cheaply somewhere and check it out that way, thanks for the head's up!

  4. I saw The House With a Clock in Its Wall but I never realized it was a book.

    1. I didn't either at first, but it looks like a really fun middle grade!

  5. The ABC Murders definitely looks like it would be worth a watch!

  6. The Umbrella Academy was really good! I haven't read the comic, though.

  7. What a great list this is! And a reminder of more than a couple of shows/ books I'd forgotten about!

  8. Good Omens looks like it's going to be awesome! I'm also looking forward to The ABC Murders and The Umbrella Academy. Also The House with a Clock in Its Walls was a lot of fun. :)

  9. I read The Umbrella Academy and honestly didn't like it. But I LOVED the show!! :-D