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There Are So Many Movies Based On Books Coming Out This Year

There's some good content coming, people.
PHOTO: (LEFT) The Woman in the Window/20th Century Studios, (RIGHT) Dolittle/Universal Pictures

Looking for reading material in 2020? Perfect! Let me upgrade your Zoom book club with a list of movies based on books coming out in 2020. If we're all hanging inside for the foreseeable future, you might as well make the most of this time and read these books before the accompanying films come out, like you always promised yourself you would.

Obviously, due to the continued spread of coronavirus, many films are changing their release dates or looking at digital streaming platforms as an alternative to that. So, fair warning, it's possible some of the most anticipated adaptations of 2020 get pushed to 2021. Here are the ones currently slated for 2020:


This movie happened, right? I didn't imagine a movie based on Hugh Lofting's book series where Spider-Man played Iron Man's dog? Yep!

The Turning

Did you know that this horror movie was based on Henry James' gothic thriller The Turn Of The Screw? Spooky!

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To All The Boys 2: PS I Still Love You

It's Team Peter versus Team John Ambrose in the battle for Lara Jean Covey's heart in this continuation of Jenny Han's romantic trilogy. Catch it on Netflix.

The Call Of The Wild

We love any film with a CGI dog!


Autumn de Wilde's whimsical adaptation of Jane Austen's satirical novel is quickly becoming a stay-at-home favorite.

The Invisible Man

This modern adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel takes a feminist approach, but don't worry, it's still plenty scary.


Jerry Spinelli's YA novel got the Disney+ adaptation treatment with *checks notes* the Ukulele Girl From America's Got Talent in the titular role. (All jokes aside, Grace VanderWaal is really good!!)

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

If the idea of the creator of Veep doing a Charles Dickens adaptation had not already hooked you, can we talk about how hot Dev Patel is in a cravat? Yes, please…

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The Secret Garden

Colin Firth plays a sad dad in this film, so I don't even care that the adaptation is adding CGI magic to the garden.

The Woman In The Window

Amy Adams stars in the adaptation of A.J. Finn's novel as a woman terrified of leaving her apartment.

Artemis Fowl

Hey, it's that book series that everyone was reading in the 2000s! No, not Harry Potter, Animorphs, Hunger Games, Twilight, or A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The other one.


By the end of this year, we should also get to see a weird science fiction movie where Oscar Isaac plays Timothée Chalamet's dad.

Death On The Nile

There's nothing more escapist than an Agatha Christie murder mystery. I seriously can't wait for more of Kenneth Branagh's campy Hercule Poirot.

The Witches

We didn't need another adaptation of Roald Dahl's book, but this one has Anne Hathaway in it so...maybe we do.

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The Last Letter From Your Lover

This adaptation of Jojo Moyes' romance novel should hit Netflix this year. Moyes' also wrote Me Before You, so keep tissues handy.


At some point, we will get an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurrier's gothic romance starring Armie Hammer and Lily James. It finished filming in 2019 and Netflix bought it, so…at some point.


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