As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming year, both book enthusiasts and movie lovers can look forward to an exciting array of adaptations hitting the big screen in 2024. Here are three highly anticipated movies based on beloved books that you won’t want to miss:
“3 Body Problem” by Liu Cixin Release Date: January (Netflix)
“3 Body Problem,” originally penned by Chinese author Liu Cixin, is a captivating science fiction tale. The narrative centers around a woman’s quest for revenge against those responsible for her father’s demise, leading her to assist an impending alien invasion. Starring Eiza González and Benedict Wong, this Netflix series promises to deliver a thrilling cinematic experience.
Dune: Part Two” by Frank Herbert Release Date: March 15th (Theaters)
Following the triumph of “Dune: Part One,” the saga continues with the release of the second installment in Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction series. Timothée Chalamet reprises his role as Duke Paul Atreides, embarking on a profound journey with the Fremen as he transforms into Muad’dib. Joining him are Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Josh Brolin, and Rebecca Ferguson in this eagerly awaited cinematic masterpiece.
“Wicked: Part One” by Gregory Maguire Release Date: November 27th (Theaters)
“Wicked: Part One,” adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel, transports us to the enchanting world of Oz. It unravels the compelling story of a green-skinned woman wrongly accused by the Wizard of Oz, ultimately becoming the infamous Wicked Witch of the West. This film marks the commencement of a two-part adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, promising a magical and visually stunning experience.
These adaptations are poised to breathe fresh life into cherished stories. Whether you have a penchant for science fiction, fantasy, or musicals, 2024’s lineup of book-to-film adaptations offers something to delight every cinephile and bibliophile alike.