News Update – Books to Movies or TV Series 2021 / 2022

Get ready for this years page-to-screen adaptations and polish your next BBQ debate on which was better, the book or the movie? Find out all the gossip here with our full list of affirmed and recent 2021 titles.

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Recently Released


Released October 2021 – this is one you may have already seen. An epic Sci-Fi movie directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth.

What is it about?

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.—Warner Bros.

Nine Perfect Strangers

Prime Video released Liane Moriarty’s book Nine Perfect Strangers in August 2021 with a star line up including Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

What is it about?

“Nine Perfect Strangers” follows nine very different people who arrive at Tranquillum House, a mysterious wellness retreat that promises “total transformation”. Once there, the guests fall under the spell of the enigmatic Masha, who will stop at nothing to heal them. As the days unfold, however, Masha’s unorthodox methods threaten to push this combustible group over the edge. – Prime Video

Other books in our collection by Liane Moriarty

  • Big Little Lies
  • Apples Never Fall
  • The Husband’s Secret

Coming Soon

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

What is it about?

A third Fantastic Beasts film, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is expected to drop in 2022, expanding the Harry Potter universe. Mads Mikkelsen takes over for Johnny Depp in the role of the evil wizard Grindelwald, and Jude Law is back as the famous Albus Dumbledore.


What is it about?

Dakotah Johnston will lead in this new adaptation of the persuasion by Jane Austen. This one has made it to film before and follows protagonist 27 year old Anne Elliott on a love story with heartache.

No trailer available yet – stay tuned!

The Ring of Powers

Lord of The Rings Prequel TV Series

What is it about?

Amazon have committed to 5 seasons with the TV series expected to be called “The Rings of Power”. Amazon has released some details about the series, including the original storyline coming from the period preceding The Fellowship of the Ring. Also a sneak peek of what to expect Amazon have quoted “we are not remaking the movies, but we’re also not starting from scratch, so it will be characters you love”.

The School for Good and Evil

A Netflix film

What is it about?

A star studded line up including Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, and Patti Lupone. This is about two girls, you guessed it, one good and one evil. They find their roles reversed when they attend the School for Good and Evil and are placed in the same class. There are six books in this series and well worth the read before the film is released!

Where the Crawdads Sing

A highly anticipated release with Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People and War of the Worlds) as Kya. The movie is expected to be available on Netflix. Where the Crawdads Sing catapulted to popularity with Reese Witherspoon (Producer) including it in her Book Club selection in September 2018. By July 2020 more than 6 million copies had sold.

What is it about?

For years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her. (Goodreads)

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