Books We Can't Wait to See on the Big Screen in 2019
Hollywood thrives on book adaptations, and this year is no exception. With classics like Call of the Wild and Little Women and recent teen romances like The Sun Is Also a Star and Five Feet Apart headed to theaters in 2019, this year's batch of books-turned-movies has us excited. Of course, half the fun of seeing adaptations is the post-credits debate over which was better: the book or the movie. To polish your arguments (or ready your ammunition), check out these books that are headed to the big screen this year (all release dates are subject to change):
Who's in it: voices of Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig
The first book in Cowell's now-multivolume series is about young Viking boy Hiccup, who must catch and train a dragon to pass a Viking initiation test.
Why we're excited: The third film in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy adds an adorable female dragon who's the same breed as Toothless -- and could be his mate. But Hiccup must get to the dragons' Hidden World before an evil dragon hunter -- who might kill them all. The 3D animation in this series is always amazing.
Who's in it: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Cathy Shim
Why we're excited: This was one of the biggest young adult books of 2016. And the plot hinges on a timely immigration issue: In less than 24 hours, Natasha and her family are scheduled to be deported to Jamaica. What a time to fall in love!