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

Following the September 11 attacks, CIA paramilitary officers and US Special Forces team are sent to Afghanistan, where they join forces with General Abdul Rashid Dostum to fight against Taliban
Adapted from: Horse Soldiers
Author: Doug Stanton
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and others.
Release date: 19th of January

Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
Adapted from: The Death Cure
Author: James Dashner
Director: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and others.
Release date: 26th of January

After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.
Adapted from: Forever My Girl
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Starring: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe and others.
Release date: 26th of January

A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.
Adapted from: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Director: Michael Sucsy
Starring: Maria Bello, Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan and others.
Release date: 2nd of February

A new series set over 300 years in the future, when human minds are digitized and downloaded from body to body.
Adapted from: Altered Carbon
Author: Richard K. Morgan
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry and others.
Release date: 2nd of February

Adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.
Adapted from: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Author: Beatrix Potter
Director: Will Gluck
Starring: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley and others.
Release date: 9th of February

Christian and Ana are now married. However, Ana’s life is threatened when her former boss, Jack Hyde, swears revenge for being fired from SIP. Elena also returns to haunt Christian and makes the couple’s lives a lot more troublesome.
Adapted from: Fifty Shades Freed
Author: E.L. James
Director: James Foley
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and others.
Release date: 9th of February

A biologist’s husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not quite find what she’s expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.
Adapted from: Annihilation
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Director: Alex Garland
Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac and others.
Release date: 23rd of February

Forced to give up his room to his grandfather, a scheming boy devises a series of outrageous pranks in an attempt to make him move out.
Adapted from: The War with Grandpa
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Director: Tim Hill
Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and others.
Release date: 23rd of February

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
Adapted from: Red Sparrow
Author: Jason Matthews
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and others.
Release date: 2nd of March

After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet deep in the grip of a universe-spanning evil, Meg Murry works with her highly intelligent younger brother Charles Wallace, her classmate Calvin O’Keefe, and three astral travelers to save him.
Adapted from: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and others.
Release date: 9th of March

 Which one(s) are you definitely going to see in the movie theatre? Tell me in a comment!