Game of Thrones has filled our lives for almost 10 years. While you wait (and wait) forthat inspired HBO’s hit series, there is no shortage of epic fantasy, sci-fi and thriller books being adapted into movies and TV shows.
Ais about to hit screens. Amazon is developing series based on The Wheel of Time and , which should be made. The classic novel Foundation is coming out of Apple TV Plus soon, while contemporary bestsellers like Who Fears Death and Ninth House are also on their way to the screen. Here are some of the adaptations that have the potential to reach the level of Game of Thrones.
Pushed back twice to 2020 due to the pandemic, this new take on Frank Herbert’s classic novels premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September and opens on October 22, 2021. It will air onthe same day. However, this is only the first part of the series: “This Dune 2021 is a tour de force of cinematic science fiction”, we declared in our , “then it stops right in the middle.” The story takes place in the distant future of humanity as Duke Leto Atreides and his son Paul fight for an invigorating spice with Venal Baron Harkonnen over the desert world of Arrakis. Cult 1984 film and 2000 miniseries have their fans, but this time acclaimed director takes on another sci-fi classic with the help of a galaxy of stars including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
the Lord of the Rings
Amazon paid a quarter of a billion dollars for the rights to a five-season TV show based onThe Lord of the Rings stories, because who hasn’t watched the Peter Jackson movie series and thought: Yeah, it’s okay but it could be longer. The salivating Amazon Prime Video series is , years before the events of The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. The pandemic did not prevent filming from taking place in New Zealand, and the show is scheduled to premiere on September 2, 2022.
Isaac Asimov’s flagship series Foundation is coming to Apple’s streaming service,. Beginning as a series of short stories in 1942, the Foundation books constitute a vast and dense sci-fi saga about scientists trying to avoid a dark age to come. The 10-episode series is developed by Josh Friedman, the man behind the Terminator TV series, and David Goyer, co-writer of the Dark Knight films. It will air on Apple TV Plus on September 24, 2021.
The wheel of time
Amazon Prime Video is also investing in Robert Jordan’s long line of fantasy novels.takes place in a realm that is both the past and the future of Earth, where female warriors protect the Reborn Dragon to fight the Dark One. The stars of Rosamund Pike and the show premiered in November 2021.
is preparing a miniseries based on the 2014 novel by Emily St. John Mandel, which follows a theater company into a post-pandemic world. It will hit screens in the fall of 2021.
Who is afraid of death
Game of Thrones fans will be interested to know that George RR Martin is the executive producer of this HBO show based on Nnedi Okorafor’s 2015 novel. The post-apocalypticThe story follows young Onyesonwu on a quest to find her father, a wizard who raped her mother. It is adapted by Twilight Zone writer Selwn Seyfu Hinds.
The resounding success of Ernest Cline’s novelguaranteed that his next book, Armada, was bought by Universal Pictures before it was even published. The book follows high school student Zack Lightman as he suspects that his favorite online game is a sophisticated simulator training him to face a very real alien invasion.
Hugh Howey’s 2011 book Wool is the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy set in a vast underground silo. It is transformed into series by. Rebecca Ferguson will produce and play the main character Juliette.
Laine is the epitome of a modern media business: it started life in 2011 as a serialized ebook by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, and now it’s being adapted by a streaming service. Fans of Howey will be delighted to hear that the author’s other books, Sand, Beacon 23, and Half Way Home, are adapted by Amazon, AMC, and CBS, respectively.
It was adapted by the BBC in 2000, but this time Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman are involved in a new adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s baroque novels. Murder and betrayal ensue as the rightful heir Titus Groan of Castle Gormenghast challenges the scheming Steerpike.
The Broken Earth
Sony Pictures is adapting NK Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky. Jemisin made history by winning the prestigious Hugo Prize for all three books in the series. She will also adapt books into films, bringing to the big screen a story of devastating post-apocalyptic seasons as “orogens”, people who control the energy of the planet.
The sand man
Neil Gaiman’s legendary comic book series has been the subject of rumored adaptation for decades. It’s finally happening thanks to Netflix and TV veteran Allan Heinberg – who also co-wrote the movie Wonder Woman – with GoT star Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer.
Chronicle of the King Slayer
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and cult director Sam Raimi are reportedly overseeing the TV and film adaptations of this recent series from author Patrick Rothfuss. Released for the first time in 2007, The Name of the Wind and the sequel The Wise Man’s Fear recount the memories of musician and magician Kvothe. Like Game of Thrones, the latest book, titled The Doors of Stone, has yet to be released.
Think of Phlebas
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has given personal approval to the news that Amazon’s streaming service is adapting Iain M. Banks’ 1987 novel, the first in the Culture series. These heavy space opera stories take place in a utopian society in which civilizations awkwardly coexist with each other and with artificial intelligence, while spaceships go by names like “Prosthetic Conscience” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy “.
Amazon is adapting the Ninth House of Bardugo, the first in an adult series about Yale’s ghostly secret societies.
OK, so maybe nothing can replace. If only Westeros could do the trick, HBO’s got you covered with a plan , together . House of the Dragon is slated for release in 2022.
While you’re waiting for the next big thing, there are adaptations you can already watch, whether they’re halfway through or already said and done.
Its dark materials
Forget the disappointing 2007 film version of The Golden Compass. Thisis a television show that gives space and depth for a satisfying interpretation of Philip Pullman’s novels Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Led by some of the producers behind Doctor Who, the story follows young Lyra on an adventure spanning twisted parallel versions of our reality. Logan’s Dafne Keen plays Lyra with James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda. A third and final season is on the way.
Shadow and bone
Based on the popular Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo, the inventor of Netflixbring a with its steampunk aesthetic from Imperial Russia. This YA series began airing in April 2021.
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s scathing dystopian novel of 1932 wasto . It stars young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, as a timeless man in a genetically manipulated society. Demi Moore also appears. creator David Wiener is in charge, joined by legendary comic book nutcase Grant Morrison. However, it was not renewed for a second season.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen are perfectly interpreted as a demon and an angel throwing a key in the works of the apocalypse inon Amazon. The Amazon Prime Video 2019 miniseries is based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s devilishly funny 1990 novel about the delicious shenanigans that follow when the antichrist accidentally grows up with the wrong family.
Upcoming movies in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more
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