1. All Quiet on the Western Front
> Genre: Action, drama, war
> Starring: Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Sebastian Hülk, Anton von Lucke
> Based on: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1929) by Erich Maria Remarque
Written by Erich Maria Remarque, this classic novel explores the life of a World War I veteran living in Germany. The main character must grapple with the harmful mental and physical effects of the war. The book was already adapted twice before, in 1930 to an Academy Award-winning film and in 1979 to a TV film. The 2022 movie will be directed by German filmmaker Edward Berger.
> Genre: Action
> Starring: Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Samuel L. Jackson
> Based on: “Argylle” (2022) by Ellie Conway
“Argylle” is the upcoming debut book for Ellie Conway about a well-known novelist who turns out to be an international spy suffering from amnesia. The film will be directed by Matthew Vaughn (“X-Men: First Class,” “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” etc.).
3. Better Nate Than Ever
> Genre: Comedy, drama, family
> Starring: Lisa Kudrow, Mylee Rose, Michael Joseph DiBenedetto Jr., Suzanne Savoy
> Based on: “Better Nate Than Ever” (2013) by Tim Federle
The charming novel written by Tim Federle tells the story of what it’s like to be a theater kid who’s determined to audition for a Broadway musical. Throughout the story, which includes the first book and two sequels, Nate discovers his passion, explores his sexuality, and comes of age.
> Genre: Biography, drama, romance
> Starring: Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody
> Based on: “Blonde” (2002) by Joyce Carol Oates
Oates’s historical novel was inspired by the life of Marilyn Monroe. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and despite being based on the Hollywood icon, the author insists it should be taken for fiction.
5. Dante’s Hell
> Genre: Horror, thriller
> Starring: Carl Wharton, Barnaby Chambers, Abigail Richardson, Christopher Jacobs
> Based on: “The Divine Comedy” (1320) by Dante Alighieri
The film “Dante’s Inferno” will be inspired by Dante Alighieri’s book-length poem “The Divine Comedy,” which explores the idea of the afterlife, and how people will either suffer in hell or eventually achieve salvation. The film will tell the story of the dark journey that Dante must endure.
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