Emily Lawrence | September 18, 2018
Upcoming Adaptations and Where to Watch Them
Looking for a new series to watch? Waiting for an anticipated movie because you loved the book? Check out the following adaptations and when they’ll be released.
First Man (film)
Book it’s based on: First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Brief Synopsis: Ryan Gosling stars in this compelling account of the years leading up to the first manned mission to space. Seen through the eyes of Neil A. Armstrong, this story focuses on Armstrong and his experience prior to the Apollo 11 flight, where he was the first man to walk on the moon. It details the impact this dangerous mission to space had on his family, the other astronauts, and the world.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web (film)
Book it’s based on: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
Release Date: November 9, 2018
Brief Synopsis: A sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl in the Spider’s Web is based on the fourth book in the Millennium series. A computer hacker (Lisbeth Salander) finds herself caught in a web of spies as she attempts to rescue and avenge abused women.
Mary, Queen of Scots (film)
Book it’s based on: My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Brief Synopsis: Mary, Queen of Scots is a controversial depiction of the relationship between Queen Mary of Scotland and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England. This movie focuses on a meeting between Mary and Elizabeth and the fallout that follows as Mary attempts to overthrow her cousin and take the English throne. However, historians have found this story to be problematic, stating that evidence exists that the meeting between Mary and Elizabeth never took place and that Mary did not have a Scottish accent—along with other inaccuracies.
The Black Hand (film)
Book it’s based on: The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Talty
Release Date: TBD
Brief Synopsis: Based on the gripping Stephan Talty novel, The Black Hand focuses on the rise of insurrection and lawlessness in New York City in 1903, when a group of Italian immigrants began wreaking havoc, leaving only their infamous calling card—a black hand—at the scene of their crimes. Joseph Petrosino, an Italian detective for the NYPD known as “The Italian Sherlock Holmes,” sets out on a quest to capture members of the syndicate and bring order to New York.
Nightflyers (TV Series)
Book it’s based on: Nightflyers by George R. R. Martin
TV Network: Syfy
Release Date: Fall 2018
Brief Synopsis: In the year 2093, a group of scientists board the Nightflyer, the most technologically advanced spaceship ever built, to find and study mysterious life forms on the edge of the solar system. However, the most dangerous part of their journey is not in space itself, it’s on their spaceship. The crew must fight to survive when something on the ship begins to kill them off one by one.
Lord of the Rings (TV Series)
Book it’s based on: The Lord of the Rings book series by J.R.R. Tolkien
TV Network: Amazon
Release Date: TBD
Brief Synopsis: At this point, details regarding the upcoming series based on Tolkien’s classic novels are not much more than rumors. However, it seems clear that the series will attempt to create something new without doing a complete remake. It’s been rumored that the series will be a prequel to The Lord of The Rings films, which means the plot could include anything from an introduction to young Aragorn to the tale of the birth of the Mines of Moria.
Be sure to catch all these upcoming adaptations on the big screen and on DISH. They’ll be worth the wait!