Monday, November 30, 2015

Book-To-Film Adaptations: December 2015

Literature often inspires film adaptations and each month I like to highlight those hitting theaters soon.  Check out this blog entry to see what they are, and be on the lookout for seeing them in theaters...as well as checking out the books they're based on.

In the Heart of the Sea
Starring: Chris Hemsworth
Release Date: 12/11
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Summary: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

The Big Short
Starring: Brad Pitt
Release Date: 12/11
Based On: "The Big Short"
Author: Michael Lewis
Summary: Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starring: Harrison Ford
Release Date: 12/18
Based On: "The Force Awakens"
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Summary: A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

Concussion
Starring: Will Smith
Release Date: 12/25
Based On: "Game Brain"
Author: Marie Laskas
Summary: In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

The Revenant
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio
Release Date: 12/25
Based On: "The Revenant"
Author: Michael Punke
Summary: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

And there you have it, your look at December's book-to-film adaptations to be on the lookout for this month.

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