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Written works of Action, Sci-Fi, Drama and History all soon to be movies or series

The entertainment industry is booming. As production companies are perfecting covid-19 protocols after the long pandemic hiatus, now the need for content is more pressing than ever. Best selling novels are a solid starting point and have done very well for major production companies for decades.

There are currently many books in the works to be adapted for imminent theatrical release or a major streaming platform.

Well over 20+ books! With so many to choose from, we’ve chosen the top 5 best reads that will are most likely to be a great viewing experiences in the near future.

Dune by Frank Herbert:

The Denis Villenuve’s adaptation will be hitting the big screen (and simultaneously available on HBO Max for 31 days, starting from the theatrical release date), and is anticipated to be a huge Hollywood blockbuster this October 2021. Most by now have seen teaser trailers and a glimpse of the star-studded cast.

This sci-fi film by Frank Herbert has been adapted multiple time into movies in the past. Many, however, haven’t been well received. Possibly, this time around things might be different, with millions of eyeballs waiting to see how this version stacks up to other big sci-fi and fantasy genre successes like that of GOT or Lord of the Rings. Click to buy “Dune“.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid:

Daisy Jones & The Six , as one of Reese Witherspoon’s book club (Hello Sunshine) recommendations is set to become an Amazon series in the near future. Witherspoon recently brokered a whopping $900 million deal for her company, which means many of her other book picks will be making big screen debuts. Reese already had a big success in adaptations; Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere”.

Riley Keough has been slated as the lead, playing Daisy Jones, which is perfect casting, as she looks almost identical to the pre-existing cover art of the book.  The series will follow the fictional journey and infamous breakup of the iconic rock group during the 1970’s. Click for more on “Daisy Jones & The Six“.

House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden:

A recent trailer for the film, scheduled for release this Thanksgiving, gave viewers a glimpse of the crazy over the top wealth and accompanying murder, mayhem and madness that has been a real-life drama known as the Gucci family. 

House of Gucci, the film will feature Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Al Pacino, this upcoming production looks like it will benefit from being packed with a truly all-star cast. Click to read “House of Gucci“.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett:

The 2020 must read novel will now be turned into an HBO limited series for the streaming platform. The cast and script are still in the works, however there is word that Issa Rae along with author, Brit Bennet will executive produce.

The premise is sure to follow the book that chronicles a multi-generational family, centering on twins Stella and Desiree, growing up in a small town black community and later navigating racial identities.  Click for more on “The Vanishing Half“.

The Last Duel by Eric Jager:

Adam Driver, along with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer will star in the history epic tale. 

The book version of The Last Duel, tells the true story of the trial by combat, a “last” duel during medieval France as a knight defends his wife’s honor against accusations made by a squire.

Set for theatrical release October 15, 2021. Click to find out more about “The Last Duel“.

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