These upcoming August 2018 adaptations on our must-watch list of theatrical releases are adaptations for best sellers in YA and adult fiction. There’s adventure. There’s romance. There’s suspense. There’s humor. Let’s #GetReelLit!

Crazy Rich Asians – August 15

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Synopsis: Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s excited about visiting Asia for the first time, but is nervous about meeting Nick’s family. However, she is unprepared when she learns key details about his life that Nick has failed to mention. Crazy Rich Asians is based on the international best seller Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

The Darkest Minds – August 3

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Synopsis: When the children who survive a deadly plague develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful teens, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaways seeking a safe haven. However, the group soon realizes that running is not enough. They must build a resistance and use their collective power to take control of their futures. The Darkest Minds is based on the first book from the YA series, The Darkest Minds Quartet by Alexandra Bracken.

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