Book-to-film adaptations have become some of the favorite choices for cinemagoers. If you’ve read the book, chances are you are going to have a good time with the movie. While some adaptations out there have been definite misses, not doing the novels any favors, it’s still fascinating to find out your favorite book is coming to the big screen.
These are the top 5 most anticipated book-to-film adaptations coming out in 2023.
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Stephen King’s novel has received many adaptations throughout the years. It was his second novel and one he regularly names his favorite. The story follows a writer coming back to his childhood town to find that horror awaits him.
Salem’s Lot is set to release in April 2023.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The novel follows the life of Alex, the son of the first female American president. After an incident at a royal wedding, Alex is not on good terms with Britain’s Prince Henry. But as his mother is getting ready to run for re-election, Alex has to agree to a truce. The story explores the fake, dangerous friendship between Alex and Prince Harry. Amazon Studios announced this adaptation in 2019, and the lead actors announced on Instagram that primary production has just been completed, making this a 2023 likely release.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
This is the story of Celie, an African American girl born in poverty who was abused her whole life. Eventually, she meets Shug Avery, a singer who makes her own choices and does as she pleases. What follows is Celie’s journey of self-discovery and empowerment. The Color Purple is scheduled to be released in theaters in December 2023.
Text For You by Sofie Cramer
The film will be titled It’s All Coming Back To Me, and it is an English-language remake of a 2016 German film based on the original novel. Text for You follows a woman grieving her fiancé, who died in a tragic accident. Sometime later, in an effort to heal, she starts texting his old phone, but without realizing the number has been reassigned, she establishes a conversation with the new owner of the phone number. The film adaptation is set to release in the United States in February 2023.
Oppenheimer by Martin J. Sherwin
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a brilliant physicist who became the most famous scientist of his generation for his role in the creation of the atomic bomb. Nuclear weapons have changed the world irrevocably, and Christopher Nolan will take on the task of portraying the life and legacy of one of its creators. Starring Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer is set to release on July 21, 2023.