10 New Adaptations Coming To Movies And TV This Year

Adaptations of novels are all the rage in film and TV right now, with a multi-genre offering of stories coming out this year, from the best literary minds in the business, including John Wyndham, Joe Hill, Delia Owens and Kotaro Isaka. . .

The recent success of screen adaptations of the book such as the Bridgerton series and Netflix Heart stroke is proof that the practice is still in high demand. Whether it’s a period romance, a reimagined children’s classic, or supernatural horror, there’s something to turn everyone’s theoretical pages.

my policeman

Harry Styles Emma Corrin My Policeman

Harry Styles has landed several big-screen roles since his debut in Dunkirk and later Marvel Eternals. One of those roles will see him starring as Tom Burgess alongside Emma Corrin, David Dawson and Rupert Everett in the film adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ romance novel. my policeman.


Set in Brighton in 1957, the plot follows the love triangle between Tom, his wife Marion (Corrin) and the man he truly loves (Dawson). The growing popularity of styles coupled with a growing craving for period dramas will undoubtedly send audiences flocking to cinemas. Although there is no confirmed release date yet, Everett said the film can be expected this year.

Midwich Cuckoo Clocks

children cuckoo clocks midwich

A 1957 science fiction novel Midwich Cuckoo Clocks by John Wyndham was made into a film Village of the Damned in 1960. The story has since been retold many times for radio and film, including by horror director John Carpenter in 1995. Now, in 2022, it has been made into a TV series for Sky Max with Keeley Hawes.

The events take place in a fictional English village that is overrun by parasitic aliens, resulting in many local women becoming pregnant. This modern take on the classic will bring the twisted tale to a whole new audience, and with the recent success of sci-fi hits such as stranger things, it is sure to generate interest. A release date for the eight-episode series has yet to be confirmed.

The lost girls

Emily Carey and Louis Partridge in Lost Girls

The lost girls by Laurie Fox is an adaptation, or reimagining, of the literature itself, chronicling four generations of women in J. M. Barrie’s Darling family Peter Pan. The novel follows Wendy as she attempts to break the cycle in which the Darling women fall in love with Pan and are taken to Neverland.

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This alternate take on the whimsical children’s classic will appeal to an audience that might not otherwise be interested in the original. The growing success of star Louis Partridge, who recently demonstrated his artistic range by playing the famous Sid Vicious in Danny Boyle Gun, adds more appeal to the image. The tale will be brought to the big screen by Livia De Paolis in her film, which is scheduled for release on June 17.

The black phone

Excerpt from The Black Phone trailer

The short story of Joe Hill in 2004 The black phone was adapted into a feature film of the same name. Ethan Hawke stars as The Grabber – a serial killer operating in Colorado in 1978, who kidnaps a young baseball pitcher named Finney (Mason Thames). The story follows Finny as he tries to escape with the help of the killer’s previous deceased victims, whom he communicates with via a disconnected phone.

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Horror movies and series are gradually seeping into the mainstream, with demand for the genre growing throughout the year rather than around Halloween. There’s a particular taste for those steeped in nostalgia, in part because of the popularity of THIS and stranger thingsthis The black phone leans towards. The supernatural horror had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in September 2021 and was originally slated for theatrical release by Universal Pictures on January 28, but has since been delayed to June 24.

The list of terminals

chris pratt in terminal list

The New York Times Bestselling Novel Ta List of terminals is to be told as a TV series starring Chris Pratt. Written by Jack Carr, the story centers on Lieutenant Commander James Reece, who becomes embroiled in a government plot when his entire Navy SEAL platoon is ambushed and killed.

Pratt plays the avenger Reece, carrying the character on his quest to find the truth. The actor has been busy recently, with Jurassic World: Dominion, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Super Mario Bros currently in post-production, among others. This casting will no doubt see many viewers tune in to the series, which is due to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 1.

Mr. Malcolm’s List

List of Mr Malcom Sope Dirisu and Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Following the successful adaptation of Julia Quinn’s novels in Netflix Bridgeton series, there seems to be a taste for period literary dramas/historical romances in the air. Suzanne Allain adapted her novel Mr. Malcolm’s List for the big screen, telling a familiar story of arrogant bachelors, strong women and regency romance.

Starring Sope Dirisu as the fearsome Mr. Malcolm, whose list consists of the qualities that his potential wife must possess, the film itself has qualities that are appealing to audiences at the moment, as evidenced by the popularity of ‘Anthony Bridgerton by Johnathan Bailey. Mr. Malcolm’s List due out July 1.

Mrs. Harris goes to Paris

Lesley Manville in Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Lesley Manville brings the character of Paul Gallico to life in this film adaptation of Mrs. Harris goes to Paris. Viewers, like readers before them, will follow Ada Harris from London to the French capital on her quest to find a haute couture dress at Maison Dior, after she found and fell in love with it at the bourgeois house where she works. as a cleanser.

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The comedy-drama period is set in the 1950s, when the original series of novels were first published. Although set later in the 20th century, the film’s aesthetic is reminiscent of the Downton Abbey series, which recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity with the release of its second film installment, so Mrs Harris is bound to be a hit with fans of the series. It was originally slated for release earlier this month, but its release has since been delayed to July 15.

Where the Crawdads sing

Reece Witherspoon decided to produce a film adaptation of Delia Owens Where the Crawdads sing after reading the novel with her book club. The premise focuses on Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who is suspected of murdering a man she once had a romantic relationship with.

Soundtrack by Taylor Swift, the film should be as haunting as the words from which it is drawn. Given the novel’s popularity in its own right, bolstered by its all-star endorsements, promises that this film adaptation will spark interest from fans of the book and unknown moviegoers alike. It is due out on July 15 after numerous delays.

High-speed train

Brad Pitt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Bullet Train

Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and Aaron Taylor-Johnson board the Shinkansen for this fast-paced mystery thriller High-speed train. The film is adapted from the internationally bestselling novel of the same name by Kotaro Isaka, in which five assassins operating aboard Japan’s fastest train discover that their missions are seemingly connected.

The star-studded cast, the novel’s best-selling status, and thrilling plot are sure to have audiences jumping aboard this ride. The film was supposed to be released in April but has since been delayed several times. Its release is currently scheduled for August 5 by Sony Pictures Releasing.

don’t worry darling

Don't Worry Darling Florence Pugh Harry Styles

Harry Styles stars in another period film slated for release later this year, alongside Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Gemma Chan. Also set in the 1950s, Olivia Wilde don’t worry darling is not based on a novel, but on a speculative screenplay written by Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke.

It is a psychological thriller centered on a young couple who encounter a mysterious community within their corporate town. The hype is already building around this feature, given the cast, content, and a chilling trailer suggesting audiences are in for a sexy, psychological thrill. The film is slated for release on September 23 and will then stream on HBO Max, setting the mood for the fall months.

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