Every-time a movie adaptation of books is a make-or-break gamble, the fan might like it or not. If you’re anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year (2017), as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films.
The true story of the female African-American mathematicians employed at NASA who helped launch the program’s first successful space missions. In the film version, we see three talented and determined women cross their profession’s gender and race lines, proving that anyone can be a hero even if they’re not in the spotlight.
Murder on the Orient Express
The Zookeeper’s Wife: An unforgettable true story
The Holocaust drama already has hit the big screen, but there’s plenty of time to catch up before it leaves theaters. The book tells the true story of the Warsaw Zoo owners who saved hundreds of Jewish people from the Nazis in occupied Poland by hiding them in their villa and empty cages. The adaptation stars Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl.
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
Stephen King’s sci-fi epic follows “gunslinger” Roland Deschain as he searches for the dark tower, hoping it will preserve his dying world. Idris Elba is leading the movie as Roland.
It by Stephen King
The master is on a roll with adaptations this year. It follows seven adults who return to their hometown to confront an evil from their childhoods. And, yes, it has that clown, who will be played by Bill Skarsgård.