5 Timeless Books That Are Hitting the Big Screen in 2020

Some stories are everlasting. They keep us on the edge of our seats, and we can hardly fall asleep after they’re over. Well, fortunately for you, some of your favorite books will come to the big screen in 2020. Here are five you can’t miss!

1. ‘The Call of the Wild’ by Jack London

‘The Call of the Wild’ 2020 movie poster

If you haven’t read the story of the California-raised dog named Buck, you need to fix that asap. Buck gets kidnapped and sold to freight haulers. The story is based in Yukon during the 1890s gold rush in Canada. Buck must learn to survive in the unwelcoming Alaskan wilderness when unexpectedly, he finds a friend. Harrison Ford plays the main character alongside a CGI version of Buck.

2. ‘The Invisible Man’ by H.G. Wells

 ‘The Invisible Man’ 2020 movie poster

Following years of abuse, a woman finally decides to leave her husband. And then, she is faced with a new threat — her husband dies, but an invisible presence begins to stalk and torture her, though no one else can see it. You will see Elisabeth Moss playing the lead character in this 2020 adaptation. The release date was set for February 28th.

3. ‘The Good Shepherd’ by C.S. Forester

Greyhound 2020 movie poster

Set to come out in May (later changed to June), the movie adaptation of the exhilarating 1955 novel will be called Greyhound. During the Battle of the Atlantic in 1942, just months after the U.S. officially entered World War II, U.S. Navy Commander Ernest Krause — portrayed by Tom Hanks — is on his first wartime assignment. He is in command of an international convoy of 37 Allied ships trying to cross the North Atlantic when a group of German U-boats attacks them. The movie adaptation of one of the most beloved wartime books promises to become a masterpiece.

4. ‘The Woman in the Window’ by A.J. Finn

A scene from the ‘The Woman in the Window’ 2020 movie

This thrilling story is set to come to life in a movie by director Joe Wright with an initial release date of May 14th, 2020. The story follows agoraphobic developmental psychologist Dr. Anna Fox who — while spying on her new neighbors — witnesses a crime. It falls on her to decide what to do with that knowledge — go to the police or keep quiet. The movie will star Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore.

5. ‘Death on the Nile’ by Agatha Christie

‘Death on the Nile’ book cover

Set for release on October 9th, 2020, this movie will tell the well-known story of a renowned detective who, while on holiday in Egypt, is recruited to solve the murder of a young heiress. She was killed aboard a cruise ship traveling along the Nile River. The 2020 adaptation will star Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, and Arnie Hammer.

Other Books Made to Movies in 2020

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Among the other well-known books that will grace viewers with their movie adaptations include Emma by Jane Austen, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, and The Personal History of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.