Books Being Adapted into Movies or TV-shows in 2022
Hello my fellow bookworms! Growing up, I had one parent who loved to read and one whose favourite phrase was: “I’ll just wait for the movie to come out.”. In his defense, he is very dyslectic and has been reading the same book for about 2 years (Origin by Dan Brown). This rivalry (oh yes, my mom and me are very peculiar about our books) is what inspired this post about a few of the books that are being made into movies or TV-shows THIS year! I tried to stick with books I’ve already read, but that was only 4, so I decided to add the ones I was most excited about. Now hopefully my mom and dad can finally talk books.
Books to movies in 2022
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot is on vacation in Egypt when he is approached by the rich heiress and newly wed Linnet Doyle. She wants to hire him to stop her former best friend Jacqueline de Bellefort from stalking and haunting her everywhere she goes. Poirot tries to persuade madame de Bellefort to stop chasing Linnet Doyle and her husband, but without success. She boards the cruise along the Nile together with the young couple, Poirot and some other colourful characters. While they’re cruising the Nile, a murder is committed.
This was one of my favourite reads from 2021! Agatha Christie is one of the most amazing and resourceful murder mystery writers I’ve ever encountered. Death on the Nile is from the Hercule Poirot series (which can all be read individually without prior knowledge), which is easily her most popular series of novels. Many of Christie’s books have been made into films already, so if you like this one, there’s much more where that came from. Also, one of the main characters is played by none other than Gal Gadot.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Persuasion is a book I’ve been wanting to read ever since I watched the movie The Jane Austen Book Club (Some people with each their own personal problems, organising a book club where they read all Austen books in one year. It’s honestly much less dull than it sounds.). I guess I’m gonna have to hurry up with reading it, because the new film was announced to come out this year! I’m not quite sure why they insist on doing a third movie adaptation for this book (1995, 2007, 2022, plus two miniseries, 1960, 1971), but naturally I am still going go to see it. Jane Austen’s final book is about a woman who is pressured by her family and friends to break off her engagement to the love of her life, for he is unworthy. 8 years later, he returns from sea as a naval officer. Will the two lovers be reunited and married after all?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Secrets of Dumbledore
I guess this is not technically a book-to-movie adaptation, since it is only loosely based on the Fantastic Beasts book, but it still counts, because.. well because I want it to count. I’ve been so excited for this movie since the moment it was announced. One: Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore is incredibly hot and it’s making it a little uncomfortable to consider Dumbledore a hot guy.. Two: Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, doing weird dances to comfort beasts.
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Blonde is a fictional retelling of the life of Norma Jeane Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe. I had never heard of this book before, nor did the name Joyce Carol Oates ring any bells, even though she has written more than 70 books. The book sounds really interesting, though it is almost 800 pages, so I’m not sure if it’s thát interesting. It seems like the kind of book that is better off as a movie. So I guess it’s a good thing there’s a movie coming soon!
Books to TV-shows in 2022
Outlander Season 6
Technically, this shouldn’t be on the list, because Outlander is already an existing tv-series. Although, since there is a new season coming in March and I have a soft spot for Jamie Fraser, I put it on here anyway. Outlander is easily one of my favourite shows of all time. I watched the first few seasons before I started reading the books, so those are a little ruined for me, but I don’t mind. For those who don’t know the plot, a British woman named Claire Randall is married to Frank Randall just before WWII. After the war, they go on their “second honeymoon” to Scotland. Frank spends most of his time diving into his family history (he’s a historian), so Claire decides to explore. She is accidentally transported to 200 years in the past, right into a war between Britain and Scotland, where she runs into Frank’s direct ancestor. The British son of a bitch (pardon my French) turns out to be exactly that, a son of a bitch. Claire is rescued by a bunch of Scotsman, who go through great lengths to keep Claire safe. Only all Claire wants is to return to her own time. Or does she? Season 6 of the series is coming next March and I’m so excited! (and that’s only partly because I love looking at half-naked red-haired Scotsmen on a tv-screen.) The Outlander books were written by Diana Gabaldon, who is an absolute genius and an amazing writer.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
I did not know about this tv-series until I couple of weeks ago. If I had, you would have heard about it sooner. I apologise. So apparently a Lord of the Rings series is in the making. It arrives on Amazon Prime on September 2nd 2022 and is supposed to be the most expensive tv-series ever made. It is based on the Lord of the Rings books (naturally), but set thousands of years before the events of the three original books/movies. The best part is, they’re already working on a season 2. Count me in!