Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Book-to-Film Adaptations: June 2017

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 their source materials at your library.

Wonder Woman
Starring: Gal Gadot
Release Date: June 2
Author: William Moulton Marston
Summary: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.  Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.  Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Starring: Jordan Peele
Release Date: June 2
Author: Dav Pilkey
Summary: Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

My Cousin Rachel
Starring: Rachel Weisz
Release Date: June 9
Based On: My Cousin Rachel
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Summary: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian.  But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

The Beguiled
Starring: Kirsten Dunst
Release Date: June 23
Based On: A Painted Devil
Author: Thomas P. Cullinan
Summary: At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in.  Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

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

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