Upcoming Book-to-Film Adaptations

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Fear Street, and Shadow and Bone are all books being turned
into films in 2021. The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness is coming out
March 5, 2021. The Fear Street series is coming out sometime in summer 2021. And the Shadow and
Bone trilogy is coming out April 23, 2021. These books are all available at Barnes & Noble.


Chaos Walking

The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness is being made into a movie that
is coming out on March 5, 2021. This movie stars Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, and Daisy Ridley.
This book is “A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others’ thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.” (IMDB)


This one was originally supposed to have a March 2019 release date but was pushed backed to 2020 because of reshoots that need to be done according to Indiewire. Then is was pushed back more because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Google says that The Knife of Never Letting Go is suitable for 13+, YA readers. This book is a trilogy and is available to buy at Barnes & Noble.


Fear Street

Fear Street is a series recommended for ages 12-17. The series is being turned into a movie starring Gillian Jacobs, Ashley Zukerman, and Kiana Maderia. Perpetual Page Turner says “This is going to be a trilogy of films, originally supposed to start being out in 2020 in theater, but now Netflix has got them and will be releasing them summer 2021 for The Summer of Fear and release them a month apart.”


The summary of this series is: “In 1994, a group of teenagers find out that the terrifying events that have occurred in their town of Shadyside, Ohio may be connected to each other, and that they may be the next targets”


Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone is a trilogy of books recommended for ages 12+. This is being turned into a show starring Freddy Carter, Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Amita Suman, and Ben Barnes. The author of this series, Leigh Bardugo, has said that the show will be pretty different from the book series. Barnes & Noble says, “Shadow and Bone follows Alina, a young woman who discovers she has a dormant power within herself that might be the key to freedom for her war-torn country. Bardugo’s writing
flows seamlessly throughout the mesmerizing story, with romance and danger that will hook you in until the very end. A must-read for all YA Fantasy fans.”

Entertainment Weekly

The show will be coming out April 23, 2021. Ben Barnes who plays the darkling says “The reason that books are mixed together is because Shadow and Bone is a little bit more YA feeling, skews a little bit younger, and is more straight up fantasy. It feels a bit like Harry Potter and Anna Karenina, mixed together. But then, Six of Crows is more of a heist things that’s more of a Peaky Blinders and Ocean’s 11 world. So, the tone sits somewhere in the middle, and I think that’s potentially quite exciting.”

The show will be will be available on Netflix.