Do movie novelizations still exist? Are any still being made today?
Yes! Thought not as widely published, you can often still buy novelizations for the year’s biggest blockbusters. Some examples from recent years include Star Wars: Rogue One, Transformers, and Captain America: Winter Soldier. Sometimes a movie will become celebrated during awards season and find new life with additional tie-ins. Most recently we saw this happen with The Shape of Water, which is getting a film novelization in 2018.
From time to time, boutique publishers will tackle a vintage movie with a modern novelization to capitalize on film anniversaries. For instance, George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead recently got a film novelization published 30 years after the release of the original film!