7 of Your Favorite YA Books Slated for Movie Adaptations in 2017
We’re only halfway through 2016, but the box office was already packed with goodies. Deadpool! The Divergent Series: Allegiant! Captain America: Civil War! Sure, some of the most anticipated movies of the year didn’t meet standards (i.e. The 5th Wave), but, overall, things are looking up. And we can only imagine the numbers summer 2016 films, like X-Men: Apocalypse and Suicide Squad, will rake in. They’re gonna KILL it.
While there’s still plenty to look forward to in the latter half of the year, we’re also eagerly awaiting the flicks to come in 2017; more specifically, the YA adaptations. Not only are the last installments in the Maze Runner and Divergent franchises slated for release, but other brand-spanking-new-to-the-screen films await us as well. Here are seven of your favorite young adult books slated for movie adaptations next year:
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure
RELEASE DATE: February 17
February can't come soon enough for fans of the Maze Runner films. The Death Cure is the third — and final! — flick being brought to life on screen based on James Dashner's epic novels.
This story follows Thomas (played by Dylan O'Brien) as he goes on his mission to discover a cure to a disease called the "Flare."
The latest installment of the film franchise was back in September 2015, so this adaptation is taking much longer to film and finalize — you know, because of Dylan's tragic on-set accident and all — but hopefully it will come out somewhat on time. If not, it's completely understandable, given the bizarre circumstances.
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