It seems now that more and more books are being adapted into novels. And why not? There is a ton of material out there that could easily be adapted into a very watchable movie. Here are ten sci-fi novels that are being considered for a movie in the near future.
1. Tempest by Julie Cross
Do you enjoy time travel stories but wish they came with less complicated stuff about the space time continuum and making choices impacting the future? Well look no more, Julie Cross’ YA tale of love and time travel has you covered. Tempest follows a young adolescent, Jackson, as he attempts to find his way back to his own time while also avoiding a secret agency. Caught between a war literally across time, Jackson must figure out his abilities and save his girlfriend, or die trying. No word on when the movie version is headed to theaters.
2. Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
In Time Salvager Wesley Chu takes us to a dystopian future where time travel must dive into Earth’s past in order to harvest resources. James is about to embark on his last mission before sweet, sweet, retirement but….James breaks the rules and saves a scientist doomed to die and now he’s on the run from the government. There is no timeline for this film’s release as of yet.
3. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Four female scientists set off on an expedition to explore the mysterious Area X in this sci fi thriller from Jeff Vandermeer. The goal of the mission is to survey the area and record their observations. But, the previous eleven expeditions to Area X have all ended with the mysterious demise of the scientists involved. So what sinister secrets are being hidden in Area X? Are the real secrets the ones being kept by the expedition members? The film adaptation of Annihilation is expected in 2017.
4. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Science fiction is sometimes the best lens to examine reality. Joe Halderman proves this with his fantastic science fiction/war novel The Forever War. The novel follows the story of young man conscripted to fight against an alien race on another world. But when the soldier finally returns to Earth, he questions what it is he is really fighting for. Halderman’s novel explores various themes related to war including its brutality and the struggle of soldiers to re-adapt to society. Although Halderman writes about a future that may never comes to pass, The Forever War touches on themes very relevant to the present. Currently, no release date has been set for the film adaptation.
5. Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman
A bizarre time traveling tale from the mind of Neil Gaiman. The story begins when a father goes out to grab milk, and is subsequently thrown into a tale of intrigue. You will laugh, you will cry, but most importantly, you won’t forget the milk after reading this hilarious tale. No release date has been set for the movie adaptation.
6. Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
Could you imagine a world where everyone died at age 21? Well William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson did, and the result is terrifying. Their 1967 novel is set in a universe where the government forces its citizens to enter “Deep Sleep” by age 21. If not, people like Logan come for you. But as Logan nears age 21, he decides to run to a place called Sanctuary rather than surrender and die. The film adaptation for Logan’s Run is still being written and no release date has been announced.
7. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
The moon is a penal colony in Robert Heinlein’s sci fi epic. Our main characters find themselves doing time on a lunar penal colony. These characters are the people who will go on to lead the revolution on the moon in a bid for freedom. The novel follows the revolution from its early infancy, to the endgame. Heinlein dives into topics such as politics and freedom in this epic sci fi novel. The movie adaptation has no release date.
8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Yet another sci fi novel set in a dystopia, this time involving a futuristic treasure hunt. When the creator of Oasis, a popular recreational virtual reality utopia, suddenly dies, players must compete in a treasure hunt for wealth and control of virtual reality. The protagonist, Wade, finds himself at the forefront of this treacherous competition when he finds the first clue in the treasure hunt and must win to prevent a sinister corporation from taking power. The film is currently set to release on March 30, 2018.
9. Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
In this futuristic dystopia, the robots have finally risen up against the humans and have devastated the human race. What remains of humanity must unite and fight back in order to survive. The story is told from the perspective of the different soldiers fighting on the frontlines of the war. Each account gives the reader a different view of the ways in which the world is falling apart. There is no release date set for this movie adaptation.
10. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
When a girl falls through the Earth and discovers a large metal hand, the course of her life changes. Years later, the girl (Rose) is a physicist trying to discern what mysteries are linked to this mysterious hand. Rose will have to travel across the world in order to unlock the truths behind the hand and what it means to humanity. There is no date attached to the film release though we know it’ll be re-titled The Themis Files.
Which of these movies are you looking forward to? What other science fiction novels would you like to see adapted into a movie?
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