Book to Screen Adaptions 2020

Hello Readers,

Today I thought we would look at some book to screen adaptions that are coming out in 2020. On Tuesday I posted books I can't wait for in 2020 feel free to have a look. All dates are for UK releases and can change. I am using poster images I have found through google I do not own any rights and am using the image purely for future review purposes (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).


Release Date: 14th February 2020
Based On: Emma by Jane Austen
Director:  Autumn de Wilde
Cast:  Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart
Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking - in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- in the lives of her friends and family.
Thoughts: I love a good Jane Austen tale but you sold me on Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart!

The Invisible Man

Release Date:  21st February 2020
Based On:  The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
Director:  Leigh Whannell
Cast:  Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Aldis Hodge
The Invisible Man is an American science fiction psychological horror film and is a loose modern adaptation of both the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a remake of the 1933 film adaptation of the same name
Thoughts: FINALLY!! We have another universal dark universe film after all that hype for The Mummy (2017) and relaunch for a two-year break (Not mad or impatient at all). Elisabeth Moss stole our hearts in The Handmaids Tale, if you’ve not seen the trailer you need to.

The woman in the window

Release Date: 15th May 2020
Based On: The Woman in the Window; by A. J. Finn
Director:  Joe Wright
Cast:  Amy Adams, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore
Agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox witnesses something she shouldn't while keeping tabs on the Russell family, the seemingly picture-perfect clan that lives across the way.
Thoughts: despite Dan Mallory aka A. J. Finn lies I can’t wait to see this book adapted

Death on the Nile

Release Date:  9th October 2020
Based On: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Director:  Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer
Synopsis: Detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a young heiress aboard a cruise ship on the Nile River.
Thoughts: I loved Murder on the Orient Express and after a quick look at the cast list I saw Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and now I am beyond sold.

The Witches

Release Date:  9th October 2020
Based On:  The Witches by Roald Dahl
Director:  Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci and Octavia Spencer
Synopsis: "The Witches" follows a 7-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches.
Thoughts: I know she technically my mother but Anjelica Huston scare the spooks out of me in the orginal film I think it’s still that childhood fear. Let’s see how the remake with Anne goes.
Side note: Talking to Mother Goose while typing up this post –
MG: She’s not old enough and too nice
LR (Me): fair but maybe they’re going to play on it
MG: Go on…
LR: Well I think I saw Addams Family first so I already didn’t trust Anjelica and you read me the book, so it might be interesting to see if they play her nicer and then surprise High Witch
MG: Okay I’ll reserve my judgment


Release Date:  18th December 2020
Based On: Dune by Frank Herbert
Director:  Denis Villeneuve
Cast:  Oscar Isaac, Zendaya and Jason Momoa
Synopsis: Paul Atreides leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.
Thoughts: This is one of Mother Gooses favourite films and I can’t wait to see it with her.
Side note:
MG: I want them to do it justice it’s a special film to me (I’m just going to butt in here when I told her she wasn’t too happy and went on a rant about characters I don’t know. She did the same with Star Trek into Darkness when she realised Benedict Cumberbatch was Khan and wasn’t blonde and no fake tan and some other things but then liked the film)

Honourable Mention
Chaos Walking

Release Date:  2020
Based On: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Book 1 of the Chaos Walking trilogy)
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Nick Jonas
Synopsis: Todd Hewitt has been raised to believe that a viral germ has killed all women and unleashed Noise, the special ability to read people’s and animals’ minds through a stream of images, words and sounds. After discovering a patch of silence, free of Noise, Todd is forced to flee his town. Alone, he must face a planet erupting in war—that is, until he meets Viola, the source of the silence.
Thoughts: Anyone who has followed me for a while knows this was on my list for last year, I have everything crossed we will get to see it this year.

Let me know if I have missed your favourite
L x