Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Book-to-Film Adaptations: July 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 theaters...as well as checking out their source materials at your library.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Starring: Tom Holland
Release Date: July 14
Based On: Spider-Man Comics
Author: Stan Lee
Summary: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May.  Under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.  But when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

War of the Planet of the Apes
Starring: Toby Kebbell
Release Date: July 14
Based On: Planet of the Apes
Author: Pierre Boulle
Summary: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Starring: Dane DeHaan
Release Date: July 21
Based On: Valerian and Laureline
Author: Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude Mezieres
Summary: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets.  Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Atomic Blonde
Starring: Charlize Theron
Release Date: July 28
Based On: The Coldest City
Author: Antony Johnston
Summary: The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission.  Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

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

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