Interesting list - I just hope that the results are worth the effort. Sometimes a film improves on the book, sometimes it's just different, and sometimes it fails abysmally!
I enjoyed Ready Player One ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13049063/
), but there's so much gamer-related humor in it that I'm not sure about a screen version; will have to see.
The Girl on the Train ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13162412/
) appealed to me as a book in part because its alternate-viewpoint storylines were easier to present without giving away too much. This is another one that could be tricky to translate to screen without losing a lot of the suspense.
A Monster Calls ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11547715/
) could be great on-screen - but it's another story where the ambiguity in the text might be lost on the screen.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13323776/
) seems like a rather thin concept for a movie, but that might leave more room for fun on-screen.
I was pleased to see The Lost City of Z ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11215923/
) on the list; that's one that I might want to see on screen.
Annihilation ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12992191/
) was a surprise - I think it could make a fabulous film, but I didn't think it was well-enough known to be a candidate. Interesting!
The Devil in the White City ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11219604/
) is another great candidate for a film version - and while I'm not a huge fan of DiCaprio, seeing him as mass-murderer Holmes could be good!
Of the other books/films in the list: I haven't read most of them, and didn't see any that I wanted to add to my must-read list, though if the films wind up with rave reviews that might change my mind. There were a few that I read but didn't care for - King's Dark Tower, for one - so I'm not keen on those films, but it has certainly happened that I've loved a movie that was based on a book I loathed!