The literary world continues to be fertile ground for the best film stories and, lately, with the success of platforms, also for the small screen. Although it must be recognized that literary adaptations enjoy a renewed boom. The big ones streaming platforms have found in the bestsellers a fertile ground and, although some versions have aroused controversy, most of it is still an entertainment that mixes the two languages with relative success. Today we discover you five literary adaptations of this 2021, of which you can already start enjoying some.
Amazon Prime Video premiered at the end of March Temperance, the Serie based on the bestselling writer María Dueñas. With this series of Atresmedia Studios (Buendía Estudios) and Boomerang TV, starring Rafael Novoa Y Eleanor Watling, its creators hope to repeat the success of the previous television version of Dueñas, that of The time between seams (2013). The series, which has 10 episodes and is set in the late 19th century, tells the story of Mauro Larrea and Soledad Montalvo, a self-made man and woman whose destinies are about to converge in a fascinating time and place.
The nth literary adaptation by Stephen King arrives as a miniseries with a luxurious cast: Julianne Moore Y Clive Owen join Pablo Larrain to tell one of the most personal and unusual stories of the master of terror. What is it about? A widow becomes the target of a dangerous stalker, obsessed with her husband’s work, who died two years ago. A string of disturbing events causes Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) to begin to recall episodes of her marriage to Scott (Owen) that she had deliberately suppressed from her memory. You’ll find it on Apple TV +.
‘Tell me who I am’
You can now enjoy this series at Movistar +. This based on a book of the same name by Julia Navarro that tells us the history of recent Europe personified in a woman who will never finish paying the price for her own contradictions. A woman who, driven by her ideals, is capable of leaving her whole life behind to fight for freedom and who will be involved in the most relevant events in the history of the 20th century, from the Franco uprising to the liberation of Berlin.
Dune is a 1965 novel that, after being adapted by David Lynch in the mid-eighties (now turned into a cult film), it will hit the big screen again in 2021, this time from the hand of Denis Villeneuve and with Timothée Chalamet (Call me by your name), Rebeca Ferguson and, attention, Javier Bardem of protagonists. The story centers on a fictional planet called Arrakis, where water is the most coveted commodity because of the extreme drought, and in the figure of a young man destined to lead its inhabitants towards a more promising future. It is expected to reach the cinemas next October.
‘Anatomy of a scandal’
Melissa James Gibson Y David E. Kelley They are behind the production of a new series that takes the novel as its starting point Anatomy of a scandal from Sarah Vaughan. This project is about a man and two women caught in a scandal that becomes public when he is accused of committing a sexual assault. Its protagonists include Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend Y Michelle Dockery. It is planned that Netflix premieres this series later this year.