August is full of awesome new movies and a lot of them are adaptations of our favorite novels! We can't wait to see if they stay true to the source, although little changes are always welcome.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Lara Jean (Lana Condor) writes letters to the boys she loves—sorry, loved. One day, all the letter are sent out all at once. This film based on Jenny Han’s novel of the same name tackles romance, falling for your sister’s boyfriend (gasp), and the importance of family. It will be out on Netflix on August 17!
Crazy Rich Asians
Ever wondered how the (crazy) rich spend their days? This novel by Kevin Kwan tells the story of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) who goes on vacation to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding), only to find out that he’s part of one of the most affluent families in the country. Crazy Rich Asians will be showing in theaters on August 22. (P.S. We can't wait to see Kris Aquino on screen.)
The movie is actually based on Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, a science-fiction horror novel by Steve Alten, which was first published in the '90s. The story follows the underwater adventures of a deep-sea diver named Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) and his encounters with a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark called the Megalodon (ummm, Jaws who?).
The Darkest Minds
Get your dose of young adult dystopia with this film! It's based on Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds series, which follows a group of teens who form a resistance to fight back and reclaim control of their future after mysteriously obtaining superpowers. It stars Amanda Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, and Mandy Moore.
The Little Stranger
Set in a dilapidated English mansion in the 1940s (we're getting goosebumps already), The Little Stranger tells the story of Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) who gets involved with the Ayres—a family who is haunted by a dying way of life, and with something scarier.
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