I migliori Film di Fantascienza tratti da Libri (dal 2010)

Gli sceneggiatori di Film hanno da sempre attinto a piene mani dai libri di Fantascienza per raccontare storie fantastiche sul grande (e sul piccolo) schermo. In alcuni casi, rari per la verità, facendo un lavoro persino migliore (o per meglio dire, ancora più emozionante) di quello narrato sulla carta stampata. Un binomio certo che non sempre ha avuto successo, ma che in ogni caso ci ha portati a considerare (o riconsiderare) opere e storie che fino a quel momento vivevano soltanto nella nostra immaginazione.

Alcune trasposizioni sono effettivamente una versione visiva del libro, altre si sono lasciate più o meno liberamente ispirare dalla storia e dai personaggi. Ma quelle che vi proponiamo in questa lista, valgono se non altro una (doppia) occasione: quella di guardare per chi ha letto e quella di leggere per chi ha guardato. Con, si spera, reciproca soddisfazione.

Disclaimer: ci sono stati innumerevoli passaggi nei decenni passati, ma proprio per lo spirito delle nostre pagine, in questo listone vi parleremo solo di quelle uscite negli ultimi anni, dal 2010 a oggi.

Non Lasciarmi di Kazuo Ishiguro (2005, Einaudi)

never-let-me-go drama, romance, sci-fi, thriller | october-15-2010-united-states Summary: the-lives-of-three-friends-from-their-early-school-days-into-young-adulthood-when-the-reality-of-the-world-they-live-in-comes-knocking
Countries: United KingdomLanguages: English

Territori Oscuri – The Dark Fields – Limitless (2011, Rizzoli)

Limitless | March 18, 2011 (United States) Summary: A mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100% of his brain's abilities transforms a struggling writer into a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with many dangers.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Russian, Italian, Mandarin, French

I Guardiani del Destino di Philip K. Dick (2011, Fanucci)

The Adjustment Bureau | March 4, 2011 (United States) Summary: The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

La cosa (Who Goes There?, 1938) di John Wood Campbell

The Thing | October 14, 2011 (United States) Summary: At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.
Countries: Canada, United StatesLanguages: English, Norwegian, Danish

Ricordiamo per voi (Total Recall – Atto di Forza) di Philip K. Dick

Total Recall | August 3, 2012 (United States) Summary: A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have... Read all
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English, Ukrainian

Sotto le lune di Marte (John Carter) di Edgar Rice Burroughs (2011)

John Carter | March 9, 2012 (United States) Summary: Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter W... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

L’atlante delle nuvole (Cloud Atlas) di David Mitchell (2012, Sperling & Kupfer)

Cloud Atlas | October 26, 2012 (United States) Summary: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples acro... Read all
Countries: United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, ChinaLanguages: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Korean

Hunger Games di Suzanne Collins (2012, Mondadori)

The Hunger Games | March 23, 2012 (United States) Summary: Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at ran... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Ender’s Game (Il gioco di Ender) di Orson Scott Card (1987, Cosmo Oro)

Ender's Game | November 1, 2013 (United States) Summary: Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy ... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

World War Z di Max Brooks (2006)

World War Z | June 21, 2013 (United States) Summary: Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itsel... Read all
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, MaltaLanguages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic

The Host di Stephanie Meyer (2013, Rizzoli)

The Host | March 29, 2013 (United States) Summary: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder risks everything to protect the people she cares about.
Countries: United States, SwitzerlandLanguages: English

Under the Skin di Michel Faber (2001, Einaudi)

under-the-skin drama, horror, mystery, sci-fi, thriller | march-14-2014-united-kingdom Summary: a-mysterious-young-woman-seduces-lonely-men-in-the-evening-hours-in-scotland-however-events-lead-her-to-begin-a-process-of-self-discovery
Countries: United Kingdom, SwitzerlandLanguages: English

Maze Runner di James Dashner (2014, Fanucci)

The Maze Runner | September 19, 2014 (United States) Summary: Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at es... Read all
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English

Divergent di  Veronica Roth (2014, De Agostini)

Divergent | March 21, 2014 (United States) Summary: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out wha... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish

Predestination  – All You Zombies di Robert A. Heinlein (1959)

predestination action, drama, sci-fi, thriller | january-9-2015-united-states Summary: for-his-final-assignment-a-top-temporal-agent-must-pursue-the-one-criminal-that-has-eluded-him-throughout-time-the-chase-turns-into-a-unique-surprising-and-mind-bending-exploration-of-lov-read-a
Countries: Australia, United StatesLanguages: English

The Giver – Il mondo di Jonas di Lois Lowry (1995, Mondadori)

The Giver | August 15, 2014 (United States) Summary: In a seemingly perfect community without war, pain, suffering, differences, or choices, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" worl... Read all
Countries: United States, South Africa, CanadaLanguages: English

High Rise – Il Condominio di J. G. Ballard (1976)

high-rise drama, sci-fi | april-28-2016-united-states Summary: life-for-the-residents-of-a-tower-block-begins-to-run-out-of-control
Countries: United Kingdom, BelgiumLanguages: English

The Martian – Sopravvissuto di Andy Weir (2015, Newton Compton)

The Martian | October 2, 2015 (United States) Summary: An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive and can survive until a potential rescu... Read all
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Hungary, JordanLanguages: English, Mandarin

Arrival – Storia della tua vita di Ted Chiang

Arrival | November 11, 2016 (United States) Summary: A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English, Russian, Mandarin

Annientamento di Jeff VanderMeer (Einaudi)

annihilation adventure, drama, horror, mystery, sci-fi, thriller | february-23-2018-united-states Summary: a-biologist-signs-up-for-a-dangerous-secret-expedition-into-a-mysterious-zone-where-the-laws-of-nature-dont-apply
Countries: United States, United KingdomLanguages: English

Fahrenheit 451 di Ray Bradbury (1999, Mondadori)

Fahrenheit 451 | May 20, 2018 (Russia) Summary: In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman - and begins to rebel against societ... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Macchine Mortali di Philip Reeve (2001)

Mortal Engines | December 14, 2018 (United States) Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.
Countries: United States, New Zealand, Japan, ChinaLanguages: English

Ready Player One di Ernest Cline (2011, Mondadori)

Ready Player One | March 29, 2018 (United States) Summary: When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of ... Read all
Countries: United States, IndiaLanguages: English

Il colore venuto dallo spazio (The Colour Out of Space) di Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Color Out of Space | February 25, 2020 (United States) Summary: A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.
Countries: United States, Malaysia, PortugalLanguages: English

Little fish di Casey Plett (2018)

little-fish drama, romance, sci-fi | february-5-2021-united-states Summary: a-couple-fights-to-hold-their-relationship-together-as-a-memory-loss-virus-spreads-and-threatens-to-erase-the-history-of-their-love-and-courtship
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English

Dune di Frank Herbert (1965)

Dune | October 22, 2021 (United States) Summary: A noble family becomes embroiled in a war for control over the galaxy's most valuable asset while its heir becomes troubled by visions of a dark future.
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English, Mandarin

High Rise – Il Condominio di J. G. Ballard (1976)

high-rise drama, sci-fi | april-28-2016-united-states Summary: life-for-the-residents-of-a-tower-block-begins-to-run-out-of-control
Countries: United Kingdom, BelgiumLanguages: English

The Wandering Earth di Cixin Liu (Mondadori)

The Wandering Earth | February 5, 2019 (China) Summary: As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with une... Read all
Countries: ChinaLanguages: Mandarin, English, Russian, French, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Hindi, German

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