From Paper To Screen is a seasonal post about upcoming movies and TV shows that are based on books. This post deals with noteworthy releases coming out this autumn. You might want to check out the books before that!


❝ During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. ❞
Adapted from: The Martian
Author: Andy Weir
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and others.

Release date: 27th of September


❝ After 5-year old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. ❞
Adapted from: Room
Author: Emma Donoghue
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and others.
Release date: 16th of October

❝ After being symbolized as the “Mockingjay”, Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.❞
Adapted from: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and others.

Release date: 18th of November


❝ Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today. ❞
Adapted from: Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and others.
Release date: 25th of November

❝ The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. ❞
Adapted from: The Danish Girl
Author: David Ebershoff
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring:  Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and others.
Release date: 27th of November

❝ In 1820, the whaling ship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr., first officer Owen Chase, second officer Matthew Joy, and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. During their voyage, the ship is sunk when it is rammed and split in half by a very large and enraged bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days and more than a thousand miles from land. ❞
Adapted from: In The Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Director: Ron Howard
Starring:  Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and others.
Release date: 11th of December

I can’t wait for Mockingjay and The Danish Girl! Which movie adaptation are you really looking forward to? Tell me in a comment!