One of the current trends in the film industry is literary adaptation. Many Film Adaptations like the "Harry Potter" series, "The Life of Pi" and "The Shining" were very successful. Books, after all, are an expression of ideas and film makers simply convert them into a cinematic experience. Here are some of the book-to-film adaptations set to be released this September.

'Tulip Fever'

The film is set in 17th century Amsterdam during the tulip mania. Jan van Loos (Dane DeHaan), a talented artist, is hired by Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) to paint a portrait of his wife Sophia (Alicia Vikander).

Jan van Loos and Sophia fall in love behind Cornelis’ back. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hope of a future together.

The film was directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Tom Stoppard. “Tulip Fever” was based on the 1991 novel by Deborah Moggach. The film was originally set to be released in November 2015 but was pushed back a couple times. The film was released on September 1, 2017.


The film is set in 1989 Derry, Maine. A group of seven children is terrorized by an immortal shape-shifting entity that is responsible for the disappearance of dozens of children. The group of children is forced to confront their own personal demons.

The highly anticipated film is based on the popular 1986 Stephen King horror novel and is intended to be the first installment of a planned duology.

“It” was directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Gary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman. The film stars Jaeden Lieberher and Bill Skarsgard.

“It” was released on September 5, 2017.

'Rebel in the Rye'

The biographical drama film is directed and written by Danny Strong. “Rebel in the Rye” was based on the book “J.D. Slinger: A Life” by Kenneth Slawenski.

The film is about the life of J.D. Salinger, from his youth to the World War II and the publication of his debut novel “The Catcher in the Rye”.

The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Brian d’Arcy James, Victor Garber, Hope Davis and Lucy Boynton. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017 and is set to be released on September 15, 2017.

'American Assassin'

The film follows Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a black ops recruit trained by a Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). They investigate the random attacks on military and civilian targets. The investigation leads them to work with a lethal Turkish agent Annika (Shiva Negar), to stop a mysterious operative “Ghost” (Taylor Kitsch) who intends to start a world war in the Middle East.

The film is directed by Michael Cuesta and is based on the 2010 novel by Vince Flynn. The film will be released on September 15, 2017.

'Victoria & Abdul'

A film based on the 2010 novel by Shrabani Basu and the real-life controversial friendship of Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim.

The biographical drama stars Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal as the Queen and Abdul Karim respectively. They are joined by Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, and Michael Gambon.

“Victoria & Abdul” is set to be released on September 22, 2017.