Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book-To-Film Adaptations: March 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 theaters...as well as checking out the books they're based on.

The Young Messiah
Starring: Sean Bean
Release Date: March 11
Author: Anne Rice
Summary: At age 7, Jesus Bar-Joseph lives with his family in Alexandria, Egypt, where they have fled to avoid a massacre of children by King Herod of Israel.  Jesus knows that his parents Joseph and Mary have secrets they are keeping from him, secrets about his birth and about traits that make him very different from other boys.  His parents, however, believe him too young to grasp the truth of his miraculous birth and purpose.  Learning that the murderous Herod is dead, they set out to return to their home of Nazareth in Israel, unaware that Herod's namesake son is, like his father, determined to see the boy Jesus dead.

Miracles from Heaven
Starring: Jennifer Garner
Release Date: March 16
Based On: "Miracles from Heaven"
Author: Christy Beam
Summary: Based on the incredible true story of the Beam family, when Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution.  After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored, and their community inspired.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Starring: Shailene Woodley
Release Date: March 18
Based On: "Allegiant"
Author: Veronica Roth
Summary: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Starring: Henry Cavill
Release Date: March 25
Based On: DC Comics
Summary: Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.  With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor.  It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences, along with Wonder Woman, to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.

I Saw the Light
Starring: Tom Hiddleston
Release Date: March 25
Author: Colin Escott et al
Summary: The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music.  The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.

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

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