All the Books Becoming Movies and TV Shows in 2020
Many of the biggest movies and TV shows coming out this year are adaptations of some of our favorite books, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best-loved literary works set to hit big and small screens in 2020, so make sure to add them to your reading (and watching) list.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, written by Robert Downey Jr. and published in 1920, is the first in a series of children’s books in which he plays Dr. John Dolittle, who is tasked with traveling to a magical island to help cure an ailing Queen Victoria.
The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
The Turning, directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Finn Wolfhard, Mackenzie Davis, and Brooklynn Prince, will be released on January 24, 2020, in theaters. Henry James’ ghost story The Turn of the Screw has been adapted for the screen several times.
P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han
Lana Condor returns as Lara Jean with a new boyfriend (played by Noah Centineo) and an old crush (Jordan Fisher) in the sequel to the massive hit Netflix rom-com To All the Boys: P.S.I Still Love You.
Emma, by Jane Austen
Emma has been the subject of numerous on-screen works, including Clueless, and this time photographer Autumn de Wilde is at the helm. Anya Taylor-Joy stars as a young woman who is so preoccupied with finding a partner for others that she forgets about finding one for herself.
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
Harrison Ford will play John Thornton in The Call of the Wild, a film based on Jack London’s novel about a dog named Buck who is kidnapped and taken to the Yukon. The Call of the Wild is set to hit theaters on February 21, 2020.
The Invisible Man, by H.G. Wells
The film stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman who discovers her abusive ex may be stalking her under the guise of invisibility. It was originally intended to be part of Universal’s Dark Universe with Johnny Depp, but it has since taken on a new life.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is a sequel to 2018’s Peter Rabbit, starring Rose Byrne as Beatrix Potter, who has befriended a group of rabbits (voiced by James Corden). This time, Peter gets lost and discovers a new world outside his garden.
David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
Director Armando Iannucci has adapted Charles Dickens’ classic novel into a film, which will be released on May 8, 2020. Dev Patel plays the titular character, who finds himself living a tumultuous life after his mother’s death.
The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn
Dr. Anna Fox stars Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Anthony Mackie in the long-awaited adaptation of A.J. Finn’s thriller, with Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Anthony Mackie rounding out the cast.
Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
Kenneth Branagh is directing the Artemis Fowl film, which stars Judi Dench and Ferdia Shaw and is based on the books about a 12-year-old boy who battles underground fairies. Expect magic, action, and a lot of unfair comparisons to Harry Potter.
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
The movie is based on the book The One and Only Ivan, and it tells the story of a gorilla (voiced by Sam Rockwell) who lives in a mall alongside an elephant (Angelina Jolie) and a gorilla (Bryan Cranston).
Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie
Kenneth Branagh will play Hercule Poirot in a sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, based on Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. The cast also includes Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, and Russell Brand.
The Witches, by Roald Dahl
Anne Hathaway plays a witch who threatens Octavia Spencer and her grandson in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, which will be released on October 16, 2020. Angjelica Huston’s performance in the 1990 film version still gives many of us chills.
Dune, by Frank Herbert
Denis Villeneuve is directing a two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, with Timothu00e9e Chalamet in the lead role. A prequel series, Dune: The Sisterhood, is also in development for HBO Max.
News of the World, by Paulette Jiles
Following the events of the Civil War, Tom Hanks will play a newsreader who helps an orphan girl in the film News of the World, directed by Paul Greengrass, which will be released in theaters on December 25, 2020.
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The film follows an orphaned girl who is sent to live with her uncle in a mysterious manor on the Moors. While the film will be released in the United Kingdom in April, no date has been set for its release in the United States.
The Outsider, by Stephen King
The Stand, based on Stephen King’s horror novel, will be adapted into a 10-part HBO miniseries starring Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, and Jason Bateman, and will air from January 12 to March 3, 2020.
High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby
The eight-episode series, which is set in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Jake Lacey, and Kingsley Ben-Adir, stars Zou00eb Kravitz as record-store employee Rob, who is constantly grappling with her love life through music.
Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington star as two very different mothers in Celeste Ng’s second novel, set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Ng has given the show her stamp of approval, so it’s worth binge-reading the book before you play.
How do you find books you don’t know the name of?
Some search engines are more focused on book searches than others.
- BookFinder is an advanced search engine (click on Show more options) that searches over 100,000 booksellers worldwide.
- The Library of Congress.
- LibraryThing: Name That Book.
- Stack Exchange.
What is the IT storyline?
,,,. /: What is the IT plot? What books do they read in you? 29 books u2014 This list was created by Goodreads members and voted on by them.
- The Three Musketeers (The D’Artagnan Romances, #1)
- The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
- The Moon Juice Cookbook: Cook Cosmically for Body, Beauty, and Consciousness.
- On the Road.
Is Stephen King’s It based on a true story?
No, Stephen King’s It is not based on a true story; King got the idea for it while walking near his home in 1978 and saw an old wooden walking bridge.
Who found a real book?
Pat Metheny claims that one of his guitar students and one of Gary Burton’s vibraphone students (both of whom wish to remain anonymous) came up with the idea for the anthology that would become The Real Book while teaching at Berklee College of Music from 1973 to 1974.
What can I read next?
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Is Pennywise a girl?
It is referred to as male throughout the book because it usually appears as Pennywise, but the Losers believe it is female (because it lays eggs) and perceive It in its true form as a monstrous giant spider.
What age is the book It appropriate for?
The superb coming-of-age bestseller Wonder, for example, is aimed at ages 8u201312 (according to the book jacket), but we rated it for ages 11 and up due to its sophisticated themes about the mainstreaming of a boy with facial deformities and the middle school setting.
Why does Pennywise come every 27 years?
When humans are scared, “all the chemicals of fear flooded the body and salted the meat,” according to It. That hunger for tasty, tasty, beautiful fear is pretty much the only reason It returns to Derry, Maine every 27 years to torment and feed on the townsfolk before resuming its slumber.
What books does Joe recommend in you?
After Paco tells Joe about his issues with Ron and how he wants revenge, Joe suggests Paco read Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Paco is enraged by the book because “he waits 24 years to get justice,” but Joe responds, “It’s all about the long game.”
What book does will give Ellie in you?
“For Ellie, something dark, funny, ambitious,” Joe says as he buys the book at Anavrin during season two, episode three, after Ellie gives him a movie recommendation.
What happens to Joe in you book?
Joe unexpectedly runs into Amy near the end of the book, and despite his desire to murder her throughout his trip to LA, he lets her go after a brief struggle. In the end, Joe’s past catches up with him, and he is arrested for the murders of Peach and Beck.
Is Pennywise real yes or no?
Pennywise is not a real person; he is a fictional character.
What is Pennywise real form?
His true form is an ancient eldritch entity from another universe who landed in the town that would become Derry by way of an asteroid and first awoke in 1715. He took the form of a clown most frequently, Mr. Bob Gray or Pennywise, but his true form is an ancient eldritch entity from another universe who landed in the town that would become Derry by way of an asteroid and first awoke in 1715.
Whats Stephen King’s longest book?
With 1,152 pages, Stephen King’s The Stand Complete and Uncut Edition is his longest stand-alone work, surpassing his 1,138-page novel It.