"A Monster Calls" (2011) by Patrick Ness

When a monster comes to visit a young boy, Conor, he must learn to face his mother’s terminal illness. The 2016 film adaptation of A Monster Calls left moviegoers spellbound with a mixture of beautiful storytelling and amazing visual effects.

"Murder on the Orient Express" (1934) by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is certainly not the first of Christie’s detective novels to be turned into a film, and it promises to be one of the most exciting releases of 2017. Directed by the illustrious Kenneth Brannagh, the story follows thirteen strangers stranded on a train, all suspects in a murder.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (2007) by Jeff Kinney

This summer will see the fourth film in the series released: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,. Our hero, Greg Heffley convinces his family to take a trip to visit their grandma, with the secret intention to sneak off to a video game convention.

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"The Dark Tower" (1982) by Stephen King

Starring one of the UK’s most popular actors, Idris Elba, The Dark Tower promises to be a truly exciting cinematic event. Though based on King’s eight book series which follow the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, the films will have a new twist.

"Wonder" (2012) by R.J. Palacio

Julia Roberts takes the lead in this film about a boy with a facial deformity who faces bullying at school. Palacio’s book made a huge splash when it was published, thanks to how it tackled issues such as bullying and disability.

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