You've read it, now watch it

A host of books adapted for screen will hit the TV or cinemas this year

Love them or hate them, book-to-screen adaptations fill 2019's calendar, whether in cinemas or on the small screen.

An adaptation can draw new generations of audiences to a book that has otherwise been gathering dust on the shelf - though purists often rage at the changes to their beloved texts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2019, with the headline 'You've read it, now watch it'. Print Edition | Subscribe