Books Being Made Into Movies/TV Shows!! [Updated Often]

by Goldenfurpro | created - 24 Jul 2012 | updated - 23 hours ago | Public

**LAST UPDATED: 9/27/2017**

Other books optioned for film/TV but not listed on IMDB: -13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson -99 Days by Katie Cotugno -Asking For It by Louise O'Neill -Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke -Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian -The Cage by Megan Shepherd -Celestra Series by Addison Moore -Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman -Cinder by Marissa Meyer -Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout -The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox -Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige -Dreamhouse Kings by Robert Liparulo -Everlost by Neal Shusterman -The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen -The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker -The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill -Half Bad by Sally Green -House of Night by P.C. Cast -Legacy of Kings by by Eleanor Herman -The List by Siobhan Vivian -Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza -The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett -None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio -One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus -Poison Princess by Kresley Cole -Replica by Lauren Oliver -The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury -The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han -Switched by Amanda Hocking -Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore -This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab -Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older -The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee -Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake -Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas -Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi -Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall -Warriors series by Erin Hunter



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1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare".

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario

2. Every Day (2018)

PG-13 | Drama, Romance | Completed

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

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Justice Smith, Maria Bello, Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan

3. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

PG | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Completed

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

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Levi Miller

4. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | Drama | Completed

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it's complicated: no-one knows he's 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.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel

5. Ready Player One (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen, T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn

6. The Darkest Minds (2018)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Gwendoline Christie, Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson

7. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Filming

The second installment of the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law

8. Ashes in the Snow (2018)

106 min | Drama, History | Post-production

In 1941, an aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. In a seemingly hopeless place, love is the only means of survival.

Director: Marius A. Markevicius | Stars: Sophie Cookson, Peter Franzén, Martin Wallström, Bel Powley

9. The Bell Jar (2018)

Comedy, Drama | Pre-production

A young woman finds her life spiraling out of control as she struggles with mental illness.

Director: Kirsten Dunst | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jesse Plemons, Patricia Arquette, Stacy Martin

10. Break My Heart 1000 Times (2018)

Thriller | Post-production

Set nine years after an apocalyptic event that killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts.

Director: Scott Speer | Stars: Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney, Richard Harmon, Hugh Dillon

11. Dumplin' (2018)

Comedy, Drama, Musical | Post-production

A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Benward, Odeya Rush

12. Fahrenheit 451 (2018 TV Movie)

Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Sofia Boutella, Michael Shannon, Michael B. Jordan, Laura Harrier

13. Good Omens (2018)

60 min | Comedy, Fantasy | Filming

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doom-saying witch.

Stars: Adria Arjona, Jennifer Armour, Thom Ashley, Ariyon Bakare

14. The Kissing Booth (2018)

Comedy, Romance | Post-production

A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

Director: Vince Marcello | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Joey King, Joel Courtney, Meganne Young

15. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Not Rated | Drama | Post-production

A young girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Quinn Shephard, Sasha Lane

16. Ophelia (2018)

Drama, Romance | Post-production

A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective.

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Clive Owen

17. Shatter Me (2018– )

Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

Set in a dystopian future, "Shatter Me" follows the life of 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars, who has been locked away for a crime she never intended to commit--a crime caused by her peculiar "... See full summary »

18. To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

Drama, Romance | Post-production

A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Director: Susan Johnson | Stars: Noah Centineo, John Corbett, Israel Broussard, Andrew Bachelor

19. After (I)

Drama, Thriller | Announced

A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

20. Down a Dark Hall (2017)

PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | Completed

Kit Gordy, a new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School, confronts the institution's supernatural occurrences and dark powers of its headmistress.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman, Rosie Day

21. Sharp Objects (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Stars: Amy Adams, April Brinson, Violet Brinson, Matt Craven

22. The Nightingale (2019)

Drama, History, War | Pre-production

The lives of two sisters living in France are torn apart at the onset of World War II. Based on Kristin Hannah's novel 'The Nightingale'.

Director: Michelle MacLaren

23. Chaos Walking (2019)

Sci-Fi | Post-production

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas

24. Artemis Fowl (2019)

Action, Adventure, Family | Pre-production

Artemis Fowl the second, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund rescuing his father. Once a transaction is made, they go onto a hunt for the evil pixie Opal Koboi and rush to save Artemis Fowl senior from the Arctic.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Star: Judi Dench

25. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (2020)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Announced

The third installment of the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates

26. Nimona (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

A young shape-shifter named Nimona teams up with a mad scientist named Lord Ballister Blackheart to expose the ruler of the kingdom.

Director: Patrick Osborne

27. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4 (2022)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Announced

The fourth installment of the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates

28. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5 (2024)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Announced

The fifth installment of the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates

29. 13 Days to Midnight

Sci-Fi | Announced

When Jacob's foster father saves his life by passing him an incredible power of invincibility, Jacob must discover and master the power's dark history to keep himself and his friends alive.

30. The 39 Clues

Adventure | Announced

The globe-trotting adventures of a powerful and mysterious family known as the Cahills.

31. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

Comedy | Announced

Lexi, a spoiled teen heiress, famous for her party-girl antics and tabloid headlines, is forced by her ever-absent mogul father to take on a different low-wage job every week for a year in order to receive her trust fund.

32. 100 Cupboards

Fantasy | Announced

100 CUPBOARDS chronicles the fantastical journeys of Henry York, who discovers that the old Kansas farmhouse where he's been relegated to live harbors mysterious cupboards leading to worlds... See full summary »

33. 1984 (2019)

Drama | Announced

A man struggles to keep his autonomy under an oppressive regime that monitors his every move.

34. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Drama | Announced

A Native American teenager living in the Pacific Northwest aspires to become a professional cartoonist.

35. The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

A young woman wakes up from a coma in a dystopian future and she has no memory of what happened to her.

36. The Age of Miracles

Drama | Announced

A girl comes of age during a time when the world is about to end.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

37. The Alchemyst: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Fantasy | Announced

A brother and sister try to rescue a legendary alchemist's secret of eternal life from falling into the wrong hands. Based on Michael Scott's "The Alchemyst: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel"

38. All the Bright Places

Drama, Romance | Announced

A girl befriends a boy atop a school bell tower and the pair form a unique bond filled with life lessons.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Star: Elle Fanning

39. All of Our Yesterdays

Sci-Fi | Announced

Story is set in the near-distant future when a young woman must travel back in time to kill her first love before he destroys her present-day world.

40. Altered

Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A group of teenagers are unwittingly recruited as subjects in a clandestine Government sponsored program created to transform them into the world's first super-soldiers.

41. Anansi Boys

Fantasy | Announced

A man discovers that his father was an incarnation of the god Anansi.

42. Angelfall

Fantasy | Announced

Six weeks after angels of the apocalypse descend to demolish the modern world, street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a ... See full summary »

43. Animal Farm

Drama | Announced

The animals on a farm attempt to take over the farm.

Director: Andy Serkis

44. Anna Dressed in Blood

Fantasy | Announced

A man armed with his father's mysterious dagger teams up with a ghost, who spares his life.

Director: Trish Sie | Stars: Cameron Monaghan, Maddie Hasson

45. Arclight

Sci-Fi | Announced

A young, lonely survivor in a post-apocalyptic future searches for a way out of the darkness without any memory of how she arrived there.

46. Armada

Action, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot kept under wraps.

47. The Art of Racing in the Rain

Comedy, Drama | Announced

A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.

Director: Thomas Bezucha

48. The Divergent Series: Ascendant (TV Movie)

Action, Adventure, Romance | Pre-production

Tris and Four fight to end the Bureau of Genetic Welfare's authoritarian reign.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jeff Daniels, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts

49. Beautiful Disaster

Drama | Announced

College freshman, Abby, tries to distance herself from her dark past while resisting her attraction to bad boy, Travis.

50. Belle Epoque

Drama | Announced

A young woman moves to Paris in the 1880s and finds work as a repoussoir for débutante girls.

51. Blackbird (V)

Drama | Announced

A girl tries to piece together what happened after she wakes up on the subway tracks with no idea how she got there and finds out that someone is trying to kill her.

52. Blood of Eden

Thriller | Announced

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that ... See full summary »

53. Blood Red Road

Drama | Announced

Saba is living a life of isolation with her father, her twin brother Lugh and her sister Emmi. She never once questions what is outside the boundaries of her home until one day, a group of ... See full summary »

54. The Bone Season

Sci-Fi | Announced

A young clairvoyant woman is kidnapped and held prisoner and tries to use her powers to escape her captors.

55. Boxcar Children

Animation | Announced

Four children seek refuge in an abandoned train car in the woods. Animated feature film based on Gertrude Chandler Warner's "The Boxcar Children."

56. Boy Nobody

Action | Announced

A teenager is brainwashed to become an emotionless killer, but eventually begins to have feelings for his targets.

57. Brave New World

Sci-Fi | Announced

A rogue in a corrupt society recruits a savage to help rise against the system.

58. Burial Rites

Drama | Announced

A young woman is charged with a brutal murder and sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Star: Jennifer Lawrence

59. BZRK

Fantasy | Announced

A team of gifted teens control biological nanobot robots warriors and they battle another group that is controlled by conjoined twins whose nanobots are brainwashing world leaders.

60. Castle Hangnail

Fantasy | Announced

A young witch must perform a series of tasks in order to inherit her own dark castle. Based on the book by Ursula Vernon.

62. Cherub: The Recruit

Action, Adventure | Announced

Young James Adams joins CHERUB, a top-secret branch of the British Secret Service that recruits orphan children, training them to work as spies. Charles Henderson Espionage Research Unit B

63. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

The next installment of C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" series.

64. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, and Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle set off on a journey to the land north of Narnia in order to rescue King Caspian's missing son, Rilian.

Director: Joe Johnston

65. Corduroy

Family | Announced

Feature film based on the children's book, 'Corduroy,' about the adventures of a stuffed teddy bear.

Director: Tim Story

66. Counting by 7s

Drama | Announced

A young girl, who likes to garden, learns to open her eyes when something surprising happens. She will learn to swim against the tide by counting by 7s.

67. A Court of Thorns and Roses

Fantasy | Announced

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from ... See full summary »

68. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Comedy, Drama | Announced

Left alone in New York City during the holidays, Dash and Lily embark on a strange journey after one of them finds the other's red notebook.

69. Dark Matter (I)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A college professor is abducted and taken to an abandon location.

Director: Roland Emmerich

70. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Fantasy | Announced

A young art student embarks an an unusual family quest where she encounters unexpected. ethereal spirits.

Director: Michael Gracey

71. A Discovery of Witches (2018– )

Fantasy | Pre-production

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

Stars: Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, Sorcha Cusack, Lindsay Duncan

72. Dissonance (I)

Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

The books follow Del, a young woman who has the ability to walk between alternate realities and is entrusted with keeping the dimensions in harmony.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

73. The Diviners

Sci-Fi | Announced

A group of young people living in New York during the 1920s are bestowed with magical powers.

74. Dragonriders of Pern

Sci-Fi | Announced

On search for a young woman to ride the last queen dragon on Pern, F'lar finds Lessa, a unique young woman who must save an entire species, the dragons, so they can fulfill their most ... See full summary »

75. Dork Diaries

Comedy | Announced

A social misfit chronicles her experiences as an eighth grader.

Director: Mark Waters

76. Dune

Sci-Fi | Announced

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family trying to avenge his father's death while saving a spice planet that he is entrusted to protect.

Director: Denis Villeneuve

77. Earthseed

Sci-Fi | Announced

As humankind conducts a project to find a new planet to colonize, a group of specialized teenagers are sent into space to test out a simulated Earth environment.

78. East of Eden

Drama | Announced

In the farmlands of the Salinas Valley in California, successive generations of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, are destined to reenact the fateful story of Cain and Abel.

Director: Gary Ross

79. Egg and Spoon

Fantasy | Announced

A young girl living a hard life in the country embarks on an adventure with a wealthy girl her same age.

80. Eleanor & Park

Comedy, Drama, Romance | Announced

Eleanor Douglas and Park Sheridan are two star-crossed teens living in 1980s Omaha, trying to get through their own struggles while figuring out the complicated matter of first love.

81. Elusion

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

Two teenagers discover that the game created by their best friend, which uses deep hypnosis to transport users to a virtual alternate world, is actually much more sinister than it appears.

82. An Ember in the Ashes

Drama | Announced

A teenage girl must push the boundaries to save her brother. A young man must do the same for his freedom.

83. Endgame

Action, Adventure | Announced

The plot is under wraps but described as Hunger Games-like in tone.

84. Fae

Drama, Fantasy | Announced

A girl must off in a battle between "light" and "dark" to determine who she really is when she reaches the age of 16.

85. The Final Six

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A group of young astronauts are sent on a mission to establish a colony on Jupiter's moon.

86. The Finisher

Fantasy | Announced

Teenager, Vega Jane, ventures outside her village into the dreaded Wormwood forest in search of her missing mentor, Quentin Herms.

87. Firelight

Fantasy | Announced

A young girl who is descended from a line of dragons who can take human form puts her entire family at risk when she falls for a member of a secret dragon-hunting society.

88. The Fire Sermon

Drama, Fantasy | Announced

In a post-apocalyptic world, twins live in an apartheid society pit against each other.

89. Flawed

Drama | Announced

In a society where "flawed" individuals are branded with an "F" tattoo, a young woman unwittingly sets off a rebellion.

90. The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Action, Drama, Romance | Pre-production

In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that... See full summary »

Director: Kate Maberly

91. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Drama | Announced

A young man seeks a way out of his troubles with the help of his grandfather's gun.

Directors: Reid Carolin, Channing Tatum

92. Forgotten

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

London Lane has her memory is erased at 4:33 every night, enabling her to remember only events from her future. Problems arise when she meets a boy and she can't find him in her future memories.

93. Gallagher Girls

Drama | Announced

Cammie Morgan, a young student, finds out that the girls academy she's going to is a secret training facility for the CIA.

94. The Future of Us

Drama | Announced

A girl who logs onto the Internet in 1996 is amazed to find her Facebook profile from 15 years in the future.

95. A Girl Called Fearless

Drama | Announced

A girl fighting to stay alive. She's the only one who can see what no other person can see.

96. The Goldfinch (2019)

Drama | Pre-production

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort, Aneurin Barnard

97. Gone (I)

Action | Announced

After the strange disappearance of anyone over the age of 14 and being cut off from the outside world, a large group of kids are forced to survive, receiving strange supernatural powers in the process.

98. Gone (I)

Sci-Fi | Announced

When everyone above the age of 15 disappears in the small town of Perdido Beach, the kids are thrust into a world of bullies, powers, and death. However, the kids will learn there are far ... See full summary »

99. Graceling

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A smart, beautiful young woman lives in a world where select people born with an extreme skill -- called a Grace -- are feared and exploited.

100. The Grapes of Wrath

Drama | Announced

The tale of the Joad family as they head out west from Oklahoma during a severe drought in the 1930s known as "The Dust Bowl."