As much of I am a reader, I’m a cinephile. Therefore, I get really excited about upcoming book to movie adaptations. Below I’ve compiled a list of movies you can expect to be released in the first quarter of 2018 (and what you can add to your to-be-read piles if you want to read the book before you see the movie!)

I’ve put each film in chronological order of release date in Australia or just under the month they will supposedly release (as not all films will be released in Australia it seems.) I’ve also denoted the ones I’m most excited about and will definitely be seeing in cinemas with an asterisk.


12 Strong

Starring:  Chris HemsworthMichael ShannonWilliam Fichtner, Michael Peña, Rob Riggle and Elsa Pataky

Synopsis: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Adapted From: Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

Forever My Girl 

Starring:  Alex RoeJessica Rothe and John Benjamin HickDeathCurePoster.jpeg

Synopsis: After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Adapted From: Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

The Death Cure

Release Date: Jan 18th

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario and Patricia Clarkson

Synopsis: Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Adapted From: The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner


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Starring: Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan, Owen Teague, Jacob Batalon, Lucas Jade Zumann and Colin Ford

Synopsis: A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.

Adapted From: Every Day by David Levithan

The War With Grandpa

Starring:  Robert De NiroJane SeymourUma Thurman and Christopher Walken

Synopsis: Forced to give up his room to his grandfather, a scheming boy devises a series of outrageous pranks in an attempt to make him move out.

Adapted From: The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

Molly’s Game

Release Date: Feb 1st

Starring: Jessica ChastainIdris Elba and Kevin Costner

Synopsis: The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. FiftyShadesFreed

Adapted From: Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom

Fifty Shades Freed 

Release Date: Feb 8th

Starring:  Dakota JohnsonJamie Dornan, Arielle Kebbel and Tyler Hoechlin

Synopsis: The third installment of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy that sees Anna and Christain navigating their new marriage.

Adapted From: Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3)

Black Panther *

Release Date: Feb 15th

Starring: Chadwick BosemanMichael B. JordanLupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya and Sterling K. Brown

Synopsis: After the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Annihilation* Annihilation-movie-poster

Release Date: Feb 23rd

Starring:  Natalie PortmanTessa ThompsonOscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez

Synopsis: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Adapted From: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer


Red Sparrow*

Release Date: March 1st


Starring:  Jennifer LawrenceJoel Edgerton and Mary-Louise Parker

Synopsis: Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Adapted From: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

The Leisure Seeker

Release Date: March 8th

Starring:  Donald SutherlandHelen Mirren and Kirsty Mitchell

Synopsis: A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Adapted From: The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Peter Rabbit

Release Date: March 22nd

Starring:  Daisy RidleyMargot Robbie, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Domhnall Gleeson and James Corden

Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Adapted From: The Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

A Wrinkle in Time

Release Date: March 29th

Starring:  Reese WitherspoonChris PineGugu Mbatha-Raw, Mindy Kaling and Zach Galifianakis

Synopsis: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Adapted From: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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Love, Simon*

Release Date: March 29th

Starring: Katherine LangfordNick RobinsonJennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Miles Heizer and Keiynan Lonsdale

Synopsis: No-one knows Simon is gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.

Adapted From: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Ready Player One*

Release Date: March 29thfirst-movie-poster-released-for-ready-player-one1

Starring:  Tye SheridanOlivia CookeHannah John-Kamen and T.J. Miller

Synopsis: When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

Adapted From: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Let me know in the comment section what movies your excited or apprehensive for, or ones you think you won’t be seeing in cinemas!post headers (1)

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