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 spring. You might want to check out the books before that!

A former CIA operative (Cumming), who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer, is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose.
Adapted from: Murder Games
Author: James Patterson
Creator: Michael Rauch
Starring: Alan Cumming, Bojana Nocakovic and others.
Release date: 18th of March

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic’s treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Adapted from: The Terror
Author: Dan Simmons
Director: Edward Berger
Starring: Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies and others.
Release date: 26th of March

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Adapted from: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and others.
Release date: 28th of March

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is leaked, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Adapted from: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Director: Greg Berlanti
Starring: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner and others.
Release date: 6th of April

The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller’s incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.
Adapted from: The House of Tomorrow
Author: Peter Bognanni
Director: Peter Livolsi
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff and others.
Release date: 20th of April

Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood.
Adapted from: Little Women
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Director: Vanessa Caswill
Release date: 13th of May

In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Adapted from: On Chesil Beach
Author: Ian McEwan
Director: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Saiorse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson and others.
Release date: 18th of May

 Are there any movies or tv series that you’ll definitely be watching? Tell me in a comment!