Sometimes, merely reading a book is just not enough. We need to see the characters that we read about come to life on the big screenBook adaptations can be wonderful when done well, like last year's The Girl on the TrainThe Jungle Book, and Lion. This year seems to have many more promising adaptations in store. Based on bestselling books, these adaptations have a stellar cast to back up the stories that have already proven to win the hearts of many people. Spanning different genres from horror, thriller, fantasy and more, here are the book adaptations that we are most looking forward to in 2017.

Murder On the Orient Express
Book Adaptations 2017

Who? It stars Daisy RidleyJohnny DeppPenelope Cruz, and Kenneth Branagh.
What? It's based on the novel by Agatha Christie. It features Christie's most famous detective, Hercule Poirot, who has to solve the murder of a wealthy American killed on the world's most famous train. 

Book Adaptations 2017

Who? The movie stars Finn Wolfhard who plays Mike on the Netflix show Stranger ThingsBill Skarsgård and Jaeden Lieberher.
What? It's based on the novel by Stephen King set in the small town of Maine where a clown called Pennywise begins to terrorize the children. 

The Dark Tower
Book Adaptations 2017

Who? Matthew McConaugheyIdris Elba, and Katheryn Winnick will be in this movie. 
What? It's based on The Dark Tower books by Stephen King, which is a fantasy series of eight books. A gunslinger called Roland Deschain is in search for the dark tower to save his dying world. 

Book Adaptations 2017

Who? It stars Jacob Tremblay who received critical acclaim for his performance in RoomJulia Roberts and Owen Wilson star as his parents. 
What? A boy with a facial deformity has to learn to fit in at school. It's based on the novel written by R. J. Palacio.

The Circle 
Book Adaptations 2017

Who? This adaptation has Tom HanksEmma Watson, and Karen Gillan
What? A woman gets a job at a powerful tech company, The Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.  The Circle is based on a novel of the same name by Dave Eggers

Which of these adaptations are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below.