Monday, December 28, 2015

Book-To-Film Adaptations: January 2016

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 well as checking out the books they're based on.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Starring: John Krasinksi
Release Date: Jan. 15
Based On: 13 Hours
Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Summary: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

The 5th Wave
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz
Release Date: Jan. 22
Based On: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Summary: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated.  Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

The Finest Hours
Starring: Chris Pine
Release Date: Jan. 29
Based On: The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
Author: Casey Sherman & Michael J. Tougias
Summary: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

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

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