Our Favourite Books Adapted to Movies / TV Shows

Nothing is as exciting as seeing your books come to the big screen. We imagine it as an opportunity for all the scenes we visualise coming to life and we are here for it. Here is a few of our favourite books adapted for TV…

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 book Crazy Rich Asians, Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives, and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.

Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2006 book Half of a Yellow Sun, sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Dorian Gray (2009)

Based on Oscar Wilde’s 1891 book The Picture of Dorian Gray, a corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

The Danish Girl (2015)

Based on David Ebershoff’s 2000 book The Danish Girl, a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Based on the 1853 memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup Twelve Years a Slave. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.