2024 Book to Movie Adaptations

This is a list of movies scheduled to be released in 2024 that are based on books in the MCPL collection. Some of the release dates will likely change, and many may end up on streaming services rather than or in addition to theaters. Click on the release date or "TBA" (in parentheses) for more information about the movie.


Compiled by:
Brandon R.
Argylle

Elly Conway
Adult Fiction - Conway

One Russian magnate's dream of restoring a nation to greatness has set in motion a chain of events which will take the world to the brink of chaos. Only Frances Coffey, the CIA's most legendary spymaster, can prevent it. But to do so, she needs someone special. Enter Argylle, a troubled agent with a tarnished past who may just have the skills to take on one of the most powerful men in the world (February 2).


Cold Storage

David Koepp
Adult Fiction - Koepp

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository (September 5 moved to 2025).


Dune

Frank Herbert
Adult Science Fiction - SF Herbert
Series: Dune novels, Main series ; 1

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'dib (March 1).


The Electric State

Simon Stålenhag
Science Fiction & Fantasy - SF Stalenh

A runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA. The ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, heaped together with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline (TBA).


Force of Nature

Jane Harper
Adult Fiction - Harper
Series: Aaron Falk novels ; 2

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers (February 8).


Harold and the Purple Crayon

Crockett Johnson
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Joh

Harold decides to go for a walk one evening and as he goes he fills in the scene using his purple crayon (August 2).


The Idea of You

Robinne Lee
Adult Fiction - Lee

Solène Marchand, a 40-year-old single mother, begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell, the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon (May 2).


It Ends With Us

Colleen Hoover
Adult Fiction - Hoover
Series: It ends with us ; 1

Lily believes she's found true love with Ryle, but when a painful incident triggers past trauma, she must decide if love alone can carry her marriage through. However, things are complicated when her first love returns to her life (June 21).


Mickey 7

Edward Ashton
Science Fiction & Fantasy - SF Ashton

Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there's a mission that's too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal...and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it (March 29 moved to 2025).


Nightbitch

Rachel Yoder
Adult Fiction - Yoder

An artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced that she is turning into a dog and, as her symptoms intensify, struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity a secret (TBA).


Orion and the Dark

Emma Yarlett
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Yar

Orion is so scared of the dark, Dark decides to pay him a visit! Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he's scared of the dark. So one night Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. (February 2).


Salem's Lot

Stephen King
Adult Fiction - King

A journalist returns to his hometown to research the mysterious memories that have haunted him since childhood. But soon, the closely held secrets of small-town life turn into unimaginable terror when a fearsome stranger arrives—looking to sink his teeth into a new home (TBA).


Someone Like You

Karen Kingsbury
Adult Fiction - Kingsbu
Series: Baxter family series: standalone novels ; 8

One frozen embryo. Two families with secrets. And a guy who never planned to fall in love again. Science raises questions only hope and faith can answer. (April 2).


Spaceman of Bohemia

Jaroslav Kalfar
Adult Fiction - Kalfar

Orphaned as a boy and raised in the Czech countryside by his doting grandparents, Jakub Procházka has risen from small-time scientist to become the country's first astronaut. When a dangerous solo mission to Venus offers him both the chance at heroism he's dreamt of, and a way to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he ventures boldly into the vast unknown (Netflix March 1).


The Tiger's Apprentice

Laurence Yep
Juvenile Fiction - J Yep
Series: Tiger's apprentice ; 1

A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world (January 19).


Turtles All the Way Down

John Green
Young Adult Fiction - Y Green

Aza Holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Pickett’s son Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts (TBA).


Uglies

Scott Westerfeld
Young Adult Fiction - Y Westerf

"The first installment of Scott Westerfeld's New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend. Tally is about to turn 16, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks, she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. And as a pretty, she'll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun." (Netflix TBA)


The Watchers

A.M. Shine
Adult Fiction - Shine

You Can't See Them. But They Can See You. This forest isn't charted on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline. Mina's is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run... (June 7).


Wicked

Gregory Maguire
Adult Fiction - Maguire
Series: Wicked years

The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn't nearly as Wicked as we imagined (November 27).


Wise Guy

Nicholas Pileggi
Adult Non-Fiction - 364.104 Pil

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese's film masterpiece GoodFellas,which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds…with Henry Hill's crackling narration overseeing all the unforgettable action (November 15 moved to 2025).