Game of Thrones has filled our lives for almost 10 years. While you wait (and wait)that inspired the hit HBO series, what fantastic bestseller could become your new obsession?
Fortunately, there is no shortage of epic fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller books being adapted into movies and TV shows. From beloved classics like Lord of the Rings and Foundation to contemporary bestsellers like Who Fears Death and Ninth House, here are some of the adaptations that have the potential to reach a level of Game of Thrones fame.
Both the cult 1984 film and the 2000 miniseries have their fans, but in 2021 we’ll get a big-screen version of Frank Herbert’s classic novel. In the distant future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides and his son Paul fight for an invigorating spice with venal Baron Harkonnen in the desert world of Arrakis. After rethinking, 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. It was postponed twice in 2020 due to the pandemic. Its last release date is October 1.
Isaac Asimov’s flagship series is coming to Apple’s streaming service,. Beginning with a series of short stories in 1942, the Foundation’s books constitute a vast and dense sci-fi saga about scientists trying to ward off a looming dark age. 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 would premiere at the end of 2021.
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 eye-catching 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 expected to air in 2021.
The wheel of time
Amazon Prime Video is also pumping money into Robert Jordan’s long line of fantasy novels. The Wheel of Time takes place in a realm that is both past and future of Earth, where female warriors protect the Reborn Dragon to fight the Dark One. Stars of Rosamund Pike.
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 his 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 purchased by Universal Pictures even before its publication. The book follows high school student Zack Lightman as he suspects that his favorite online game is a sophisticated simulator that trains him to face a 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 a series by. Rebecca Ferguson will produce and play the main character Juliette.
Wool is the epitome of a modern multimedia business: it began life in 2011 as an eBook serialized by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, and is now 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 Gormenghast Castle challenges the scheming Steerpike.
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.
The Chronicle of Kingkiller
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.
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 carry names such as’ Prosthetic Conscience ‘and’ No More Mr . Nice Guy ”.
is preparing a miniseries based on the 2014 novel by Emily St. John Mandel, which follows a theater company into a post-pandemic world.
Amazon is adapting Bardugo’s Ninth House, the first in an adult series about ghostly secret societies at Yale.
OK, so maybe nothing can replace. If only Westeros does, HBO has you covered with a plan , together . House of the Dragon is slated for release in 2022.
While waiting for the next big step, there are adaptations that you can already watch, whether they are halfway there or already said and made.
Its dark materials
Forget the disappointing 2007 film version of The Golden Compass. Thisis a television show that gives the space and depth necessary 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 stars as Lyra with James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda. A third and final season is on the way.
Shadow and bone
Based on popular books Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo, the inventor of Netflixbring a with its steampunk aesthetic from Imperial Russia. This YA series started airing in April.
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s scathing dystopian novel of 1932 wasat . It stars young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, as a timeless man in a genetically manipulated society. Demi Moore also appears. Creator David Wiener is at the helm, joined by legendary bizarre comic book 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 wickedly funny 1990 novel about the delicious shenanigans that follow when the Antichrist accidentally grows up with the wrong family.
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