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5 New Book Adaptations To Watch in March 2024

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March 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting month for book enthusiasts and movie buffs alike, with several highly anticipated adaptations hitting screens both big and small. From science fiction epics to gripping mysteries, there’s something for everyone in this month’s lineup.

This month offers some interesting mysteries and science fiction series. Other than a new limited series about the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath, based on James L. Swanson’s bestselling nonfiction book, here are five more highly anticipated book adaptations that will make your March 2024 more exciting:

1. Spaceman (Film Premiere, Netflix)

Book adaptation: Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar
Release Date: March 01, 2024

Based on Jaroslav Kalfař’s 2017 SF novel, Spaceman of Bohemia follows Czech astronaut Jakub Procházka (portrayed by Adam Sandler) on a mission to collect space dust en route to Venus.

Alongside his strained relationship with his wife, Lenka (played by Carey Mulligan), Jakub encounters a spider-like being during his journey, leading to profound conversations about life and existence. Directed by Johan Renck, known for Chernobyl, this offbeat SF film promises a blend of humor and existential exploration.

2. Dune: Part Two (Theatrical Film Premiere)

Book Adaptation: Dune by Frank Herbert
Release Date: March 03, 2024

Following the success of the 2021 blockbuster, Dune: Part Two continues the epic saga based on Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 SF/fantasy novel.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, the film delves deeper into the conflict between noble houses vying for control of the coveted resource known as “spice.” With new characters and expanded narratives, this sequel explores themes of power, destiny, and sacrifice against the backdrop of a visually stunning and immersive world.

3. Apples Never Fall (Miniseries Premiere, Peacock)

Book adaptation: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
Release Date: March 14, 2024

Adapted from Liane Moriarty’s 2021 novel, Apples Never Fall unravels the mystery surrounding the disappearance of former tennis champions Joy and Stan Delaney, portrayed by Annette Bening and Sam Neill.

When Joy vanishes under suspicious circumstances, their three grown children must navigate family secrets and unravel the truth behind their mother’s sudden absence. With a stellar cast and twists at every turn, this Peacock miniseries promises suspense and intrigue until the very end.

4. 3 Body Problem (TV Series Premiere, Netflix)

Book Adaptation: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Release date: March 21, 2024

3 Body Problem follows Ye Wenjie, an astrophysicist scarred by the brutal murder of her father during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Conscripted into military service due to her scientific prowess, she finds herself stationed at a remote radar base. Her actions at the base set off a chain of events that reverberate across space and time, ultimately drawing a group of modern-day scientists into humanity’s greatest threat.

As they uncover the truth behind mysterious suicides and ominous countdowns, they realize that an alien invasion looms on the horizon. With the fate of humanity at stake, they must confront their deepest fears and grapple with the complexities of an extraterrestrial conspiracy.

5. A Gentleman in Moscow (Miniseries Premiere, Paramount+ with Showtime)

Book adaptation: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Release Date: March 29, 2024

Ewan McGregor brings Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov to life in the adaptation of Amor Towles’ acclaimed 2016 novel. Set in the Soviet Union, A Gentleman in Moscow follows Rostov as he navigates life under house arrest at Moscow’s Hotel Metropol.

Over the years, Rostov forms bonds with an eclectic cast of characters, offering viewers a captivating journey through one man’s resilience and the ever-changing landscape of Russian history. With its rich storytelling and compelling performances, this miniseries promises to be a poignant exploration of human connection and the enduring spirit of survival.

Which adaptation are you most excited about?
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