Friday, June 24, 2016

Book-To-Film Adaptations: July 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.

The BFG
Starring: Rebecca Hall
Release Date: July 1
Based On: "The BFG"
Author: Roald Dahl
Summary: 10-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant.  Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming.  As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants.  After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

The Legend of Tarzan
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard
Release Date: July 1
Based On: "Tarzan"
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Summary: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

The Infiltrator
Starring: Bryan Cranston
Release Date: July 13
Based On: "The Infiltrator"
Author: Robert Mazur
Summary: A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Lights Out
Starring: Teresa Palmer
Release Date: July 22
Based On: "Lights Out"
Author: David F. Sandberg
Summary: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind.  Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn't real when the lights went out...and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety.  A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to her mother, Sophie, has reemerged.  But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger...once the lights go out.

Nerve
Starring: Dave Franco
Release Date: July 27
Based On: "Nerve"
Author: Jeanne Ryan
Summary: A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Jason Bourne
Starring: Matt Damon
Release Date: July 29
Based On: Characters by Robert Ludlum
Summary: Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.

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

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