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


Pretty and popular, seventeen-year-old Brooke Emerson is the envy of her classmates–and even some of her closest friends. But while she seems to have it all, Brooke has never felt so lost. It isn’t until Brooke meets Jake, a handsome and charismatic stranger, that she feels like she’s found someone who not only understands her, but accepts her for who she is.
Adapted from: Murdered at 17
Author: Christine Conradt
Director: Curtis Crawford
Starring: Susan Walters, Cristine Prosperi and others.
Release date: 7th of July


A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.
Adapted from: Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson and others.
Release date: 8th of July


Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Adapted from: Written works
Author: Stephen King
Creator: Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason
Starring: André Holland, Bill Skarsgard and others.
Release date: 25th of July


Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.
Adapted from: The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and others
Release date: 3rd of August


This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
Adapted from: Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Director: Jon M. Chu
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding and others.
Release date: 15th of August


A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Adapted from: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Director: Susan Johnson
Starring: Lana Condor, Janel Parrish and others.
Release date: 17th of August


Tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. It is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
Adapted from: The Little Stranger
Author: Sarah Waters
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and others.
Release date: 31st of August


A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.
Adapted from: You
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Creator: Greg Berlanti & Sera Gamble
Starring: Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell and others.
Release date: 9th of September