I’ll be honest…2017 was a pretty “meh” year for movies for me. With the exception of Cars 3 and The Last Jedi, there weren’t many movies I was thrilled about (I’m sure there were some GREAT movies that came out, but I just completely missed them). There also was not many book adaptations movies in 2017 that I was interested in, which definitely played a role in my excitement level.
Fun fact about me: I am one of those people that LOVE when books become movies. Some turn out to be BEAUTIFUL (ex. Catching Fire, TFIOS, Paper Towns) while others are just so bad it hurts (looking at you Percy Jackson). Nonetheless, whether the movie is blockbuster hit or an absolute flop, I love the experience of seeing books come to life. So the fact that 2018 holds some pretty awesome looking book-to-movie adaptions is really exciting for me!
I have 3 movies that I absolutely cannot wait to see in 2018 (and unfortunately none of them have trailers yet 😔)
The Darkest Minds (September 14) — I LOVE THESE BOOKS. Ever since I read them, I have wanted to see how they would translate on the screen. It’s such a cool and unique story and I am beyond excited to get a glimpse of how this movie is going to turn out!
All the Bright Places (TBA)– So the date still isn’t announced, but it’s ~supposed~ to come out in 2018. I really hope so because this is one of my favorite contemporaries. Of all the book-to-movie adaptations coming out, I feel like this one has a lot of potential to be a “big hit.”
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16)– So it’s technically not a direct adaptation, but it is related to Harry Potter, so I’m counting it. I loved the first movie and will basically watch anything set in the Wizarding World, so obviously I’m psyched for this released.
So those are my top three most-anticipated, but here are some other movies that I haven’t read the book but am still excited to see!
Where’d You Go Bernadette?–May 11 (no trailer)
Love, Simon (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda)–March 16
Every Day–February 23
Ready Player One–March 30