Blogtober #21 ~ Upcoming Adaptations

Hi everyone! As you all know by now I am big lover of books and film, especially when the film is an adaptation of a book I have read and loved. There have been a few posts on my blog about book to film adaptations- including one where I talk about my current favourites, so do go check them out! This post however, is looking at up and coming book to film and TV adaptations that I will definitely be wanting to watch and I am hoping to enjoy them!

  • The Subtle Knife– based on the book by Phillip Pullman. The second instalment in the BBC series adaptation of His Dark Materials is one that I’m watching out for. It comes out in November 2020 and I am very excited.
  • Death on the Nile– based on the book by Agatha Christie. I’ve declared my love for Christie’s murder mysteries in previous posts and I am truly looking forward to hopefully seeing this film in the cinema! I loved the Murder on the Orient Express and hope this film lives up, and possibly surpasses, the first film in this modern take on the detective from Belgium.
  • Rebecca– based on the book by Daphne Du Maurier. I’ve been reading Rebecca slowly this October and when this post comes out the new film adaptation will be available on Netflix. Will I finish the book before watching the film? Probably not!
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight– based on the Arthurian poem. Due to Covid-19 the film has been pushed back but ever since I saw the trailer I have been excited to see Dev Patel of the main knight and how the poem will be reflected into a film.
  • Shadow and Bone– based on the book by Leigh Bardugo. Looking back I’m not as in love with these books as I first was but I am really looking forward to the upcoming Netflix adaptation.

A short little post for today but one that is really exciting to me. I love looking forward and seeing what books are being adapted. I find myself reading different styles and genres when I know that there could be an adaptation out there. I find that the end tends to be better than the adaptation but a film is its own media style. Both can be appreciated, and should be in, in their own right. Also by having a film/TV adaptation out there your favourite characters are gaining a wider, viewing audience who may then go on to the read the books. For me the biggest example of this is Game of Thrones. Without the TV series there is no way I would have ever thought to pick up any of those books. Do you have an upcoming adaptation that you are really excited about? Let me know and I can keep an eye out for it!

Published by Allie About English

I am a 20 year old student who loves reading books which helps because my degree consists of reading books and writing essays.

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