Inexhaustible inspiration in the literature


The literature is also an inexhaustible source of stories for film and television, as you will see this year.

Waiting to open the cinemas, this list contains some of the adaptations that are coming in the next months, among which are titles such as “Dune”, “Artemis Fowl” or “Witches”.


The novel of Frank Herbert will come to the cinemas in the hand of Denis Villeneuve and a cast of luxury formed by Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa, among others. It is expected that it debuts on December 18.

Artemis Fowl

Based on the literary saga youth Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl is directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Colin Farrell, Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Come to Disney on the 12th of June (in Mexico is not yet available on the platform).

The Witches

Robert Zemeckis returns with this adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl headed by Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci and Octavia Spencer and produced by Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron. Its launch is scheduled for 9 October this year.

The Curse of Bly Manor

The sequel to The Curse of Hill House is based on “Another Turn of the screw” by Henry James. The new work of Mike Flanagan will launch on Netflix, possibly in October.


Alfred Hitchcock already brought to the big screen the novel by Daphne Du Maurier in 1940 and now will be Ben Wheatley with Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas. You will be able to watch this year on Netflix.

Peter Rabbit 2: the Leak

Sony Pictures has been forced to delay the premiere of “Peter Rabbit 2: the Leak” until the 18th of December. The film, based on the book by Beatrix Potter, is headed by Rose Byrne.


Tom Hanks is the star of this production, an adaptation of “The Good Shepherd” by C. S. Forester. Had its premiere this summer.

Nine Perfect Strangers

Based on the work of Liane Moriarty, this series of Hulu will be starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

The Undoing

Kidman is also involved in this series inspired by “You Already Knew”, by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The fiction, which also features Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland, will be seen soon on HBO.

The Woman in the Window

Joe Wright directs Amy Adams on this adaptation of the homonymous novel by A. J. Finn, who will come to the meeting this year. Rounding out the cast Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman.

Death on the Nile

The work of Agatha Christie is an inexhaustible source of stories for the big screen. Kenneth Branagh puts you behind the cameras in this new version, which also act Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer and Annette Bening. Its launch is scheduled for 9 October.

Whitout Remorse

The novels of Tom Clancy have also given rise to a lot of series and movies. Without Remorse is the most recent adaptation, which will arrive on the 18th of September with Michael B. Jordan in the lead role.

Normal People

The bestseller Sally Rooney will come to Hulu in the form of a series of 12 episodes. Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal will embody the main roles. Premiered on the 29th of April.

Apocalipsis (The Stand)

James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg and Amber Heard make up the cast of this new adaptation of Stephen King. It is a series of 10 episodes that can be seen on CBS All Access.

The Undeniable Truth

May 11 arrives at HBO’s “The Undeniable Truth” series inspired by the homonymous book by Wally Lamb. Mark Ruffalo, Kathryn Hahn, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis and Rosie O’donnell lead the cast.

The Devil All the Time

“The Devil All the time,” is the title in Spanish of the book of Donald Roy Pollock, who has inspired this film. Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard and Mia Wasikowska are the stars of the film, coming soon to Netflix.

Enola Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown is the star of Enola Holmes, the latest film version of the work of Nancy Springer. Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter accompany the star of Stranger Things in this film you will see on Netflix.

Brave New Wolrd

“A Happy World”, by Aldous Huxley, returns to the screen with this series of NBC, which will feature nine episodes.


“Two Kisses for Maddy” is the work that has given rise to Fatherhood, directed by Paul Weitz and starring Kevin Hart.


The next project of Johnny Depp is “Minamata”. Andrew Levites brings to the big screen the story of photojournalist Eugene Smith. Although not yet have a clear date, will be launched this year.