"THE BEST 5 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE THEY'RE TURNED INTO MOVIES": VORAKA
Updated: Jul 16
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN VORAKA
Article Published on: 10 MAR 2023 | www.vorakamagazine.com
Books often serve as the foundation for many successful films, and with several highly-anticipated adaptations set to hit screens in the coming years, here are the top 5 books to read before they're turned into movies.
"The Power of the Dog" by Don Winslow
"The Power of the Dog" is a crime novel that tells the story of two DEA agents who work together to take down a Mexican drug cartel. As they pursue their mission, they become embroiled in a web of violence, corruption, and betrayal that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear. The book is set to be adapted into a movie directed by Jane Campion, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst set to star.
"Daisy Jones & The Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid
"Daisy Jones & The Six" is a novel that chronicles the rise and fall of a fictional rock band in the 1970s. The book is written as an oral history, with various characters recounting their experiences with the band and its enigmatic lead singer, Daisy Jones. The novel is set to be adapted into a 12-episode limited series by Amazon Studios, with Riley Keough and Sam Claflin set to star.
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah
"The Nightingale" is a historical fiction novel set in France during World War II. The story follows two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, who must navigate the horrors of war and occupation in their own ways. The book is a moving tale of sacrifice, love, and resilience in the face of unimaginable hardship. The novel is set to be adapted into a movie directed by Melanie Laurent, with Dakota and Elle Fanning set to star.
"Red Notice" by Bill Browder
"Red Notice" is a nonfiction book that recounts the author's experiences as an investor in Russia and his subsequent campaign against corruption and human rights abuses in the country. The book is a gripping account of one man's fight against a corrupt system, and the devastating personal toll it takes on him and his family. The book is set to be adapted into a movie directed by Chris Hemsworth, with Hemsworth also set to star.
"The Lost City of Z" by David Grann
"The Lost City of Z" is a nonfiction book that explores the life and mysterious disappearance of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished while searching for a lost city in the Amazon rainforest in the 1920s. The book is a fascinating account of adventure, obsession, and the enduring human spirit. The novel was adapted into a movie in 2016 but is set to be adapted into a TV series by Amazon Studios.
These five books offer readers a chance to experience compelling stories that are soon to be brought to the screen. From crime fiction to historical drama, nonfiction to adventure, these books offer readers a wide range of genres and styles to choose from. They also offer a unique opportunity to compare the book and movie adaptations and to explore the ways in which these stories are translated from the page to the screen. Whether you're a fan of the book, the movie, or both, these five stories are not to be missed.