Movies have been looking to previously created material for films for about as long as there have been movies. While more recent media like video games have become popular options for adaptation in recent years, the number one places movies will always look is novels.

A lot of people like looking at source material before going in to see a film. It allows you to understand what's going on before you sit down, and it means that you can see where a movie has taken liberties and made changes to the source. If you're looking for something new to read, here are several books you can read before the movies are released.

Pennywise in It

It

Written By: Stephen King - READ THE BOOK

Movie Release Date: September 8, 2017

Stephen King is no stranger to the film adaptation. However, his magnum opus It has only ever been brought to the small screen. While King's most recent big screen adaptation The Dark Tower, has many scratching their heads, It looks to be bringing all the chills of the novel to the screen. This movie will actually only tell half the story, of the main characters as children, with a sequel planned that will follow up with what happens when they all grow up. The new Pennywise looks truly terrifying, and that's a very good sign.

American Assassin

American Assassin

Written by: Vince Flynn - READ THE BOOK

Movie Release Date: September 15, 2017

American Assassin is the first film adaptation of a series of spy thrillers by author Vince Flynn. They focus on a character named Mitch Rapp who, following the death of his girlfriend in a terrorist attack, joins the CIA and is trained to become a professional assassin. Dylan O'Brien will play Rapp in the film adaptation, which Michael Keaton takes on the role of the man who will teach Rapp to become the titular American Assassin. Expect to see this become a franchise if the first film does well.

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