Table of contents:
- William Makepeace Thackeray "Vanity Fair"
- HG Wells "War of the Worlds"
- J.K. Rowling "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
- Michael Dobbs "House of Cards"
- Elena Ferrante "Neapolitan novels"
- John Le Carré "The Little Drummer"
- Diana Gabaldon "Outlander"
Books are not only a source of wisdom, but often inspire creative people to create fascinating films and TV series based on them. Autumn 2018 turned out to be rich in novelties of serial films based on books. At the same time, directors and screenwriters took into work not only works of classical literature and detective stories.
William Makepeace Thackeray "Vanity Fair"
The famous novel has always attracted filmmakers with its realistic brilliance and the ability to fantasize visuals. The novel has been filmed 10 times already, and in September 2018, another version was released, filmed by the ITV television corporation (Great Britain). The filmmakers assure that the viewer will be radically different from previous films and TV series filmed in different countries. Starring the young star Olivia Cook, the performance did not disappoint the audience, with many celebrating the brightness of the characters and the dynamic development of the plot.
HG Wells "War of the Worlds"
Another classic novel that does not lose its appeal for directors. Based on his motives, a rock opera was staged, a cartoon was shot, and two adaptations of the book by Timothy Hines and Steven Spielberg were shot. For December 2018, the BBC studio plans to release a three-part mini-series of the same name. As you know, the film was filmed in Liverpool, and the plot will unfold in such a way that the viewer can physically feel the growing horror that earthlings experience after the alien invasion.
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J. K. Rowling "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, entitled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is scheduled to be released in mid-November 2018. It is known that the author of the script for both parts is J. K. Rowling herself, and the shooting is conducted by the film company Warner Bros. The main role in the sequel went to Johnny Depp, and in 2020 the third film will be shown. J. K. Rowling previously stated that a total of five episodes are planned.
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Michael Dobbs "House of Cards"
In early November, the sequel to the House of Cards series based on the work of the same name by Michael Dobbs will be released. The first season was released in 2013 and forced those who had not previously read the novel to turn to the primary source. True, the novel and the TV series based on it are very different, but they captivate with a dynamic plot and the realism of events. Fans of the series were eagerly awaiting the release of the sixth season, the first episode of which aired on November 1.
Elena Ferrante "Neapolitan novels"
In November 2018, it will be possible to see the screen version of the first novel from Elena Ferrante's tetralogy, My Brilliant Friend. TV channel NVO plans to shoot four seasons, which will reflect the 60-year development of relations between two friends, that is, all four works of the "Neapolitan novels" will be filmed. This cycle of works by the Italian writer has been compared in importance with Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga". Hopefully, the show is as engaging as the book itself.
John Le Carré "The Little Drummer"
November 2018 is rich in premieres, including a new film by a Korean director. Punk Chang-wok has earned a reputation as a living classic after the release of his films "Oldboy" and "The Handmaid". At the same time, it is expected that the film adaptation of the spy novel will not disappoint the viewer's expectations, and the film will be dynamic, action-packed and exciting.
Diana Gabaldon "Outlander"
In the fall of 2018, a new, fourth season of the magnificent saga about the power of love comes out. In it, as before, there is a lot of romance, unpredictable plot twists and worries about a military nurse who miraculously overcame a time span of two centuries and met in the past the man of her dreams.
The directors have repeatedly turned to the works of Russian literature to create their films. Popular among foreign cinematographers are classic writers, but among the contemporary authors there have not yet been found those who could interest foreign cinematographers. And yet I want to believe: talented contemporaries simply have not yet found their director, and they have good film adaptations yet to come.