Thursday, April 28, 2016

Book-to-Film Adaptations: May 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 their source materials at your library!

Captain America: Civil War
Starring: Chris Evans
Release Date: May 6
Based On: "Captain America" Comics
Creators: Joe Simon & Jack Kirby
Summary: After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team.  The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Alice Through the Looking Glass
Starring: Mia Wasikowska
Release Date: May 27
Based On: "Through the Looking Glass"
Author: Lewis Carroll
Summary: When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world.  With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne.

X-Men: Apocalypse
Starring: Michael Fassbender
Release Date: May 27
Based On: "X-Men" Comics
Creator: Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Summary: Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god.  Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants,  becoming immortal and invincible.  Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.  As the fate of the Earth hands in the balance, Raven, with the help of Professor X, must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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

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