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Production companies have long looked to literature for inspiration to create new movies and television shows.

Many books and stories will be adapted to the screen in 2024!

If you want to read it first, our Collections Department has curated a list of many of the books that will come to life on big and small screens this year!

Here are some highlights:

Coming to Theaters

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

When a group of five women go hiking, only four return and agent Aaron Falk is called into investigate in Force of Nature: The Dry 2.

Coming to theaters in February.

The movie (and book) is the sequel to The Dry that was released in theaters in 2022.

Watch the trailer.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

As romance blooms between Ryle and Lily, an old flame returns.

Coming to theaters in February.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

In this loose interpretation of the classic novel, Lisa Frankenstein is a comedy horror about the daughter of Frankenstein who reanimates a corpse who is the love of her life.

Coming to theaters in February.

Watch the trailer.

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune Part Two continues the adaptation of the complex sci-fi space novel. In this second installment, Paul becomes close with the local inhabitants of Arrakis while the Harkonnen rulers begin to mount their attack to regain control of the spice trade.

Coming to theaters in March.

Check out the first movie HERE.

Watch the trailer.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The second novel in The Lord of the Rings series has been adapted into The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, expanding on the story to show the epic battle between the people of Rohan and the Dunlendings. The film is set 183 years before the events of the original trilogy.

Coming to theaters in December.

Coming to Netflix

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

The third installment in the popular period drama series follows the story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. 

Coming to Netflix on May 16.

Watch the preview.

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

In this mini-series, an ex-soldier uncovers dark secrets surrounding her husband’s supposed death and possible reappearance. 

On Netflix now.

Watch the trailer.


Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

Adam Sandler headlines this adaption of a sci-fi novel about a scientiest from the Czech Republic who goes on a mission to Venus and discovers a giant sentient spider with whom he communicates. 

Coming to Netflix in March.

Watch the teaser.

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