It’s a new year, with a huge crop of new movies inspired by books! Mark your calendar to see these flicks and/or check out the titles that inspired them!
Titles link to movie info (thanks, IMDB!), or follow book links to reserve the title in our catalog.
12 Strong (January 19; R) – starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon as Special Forces soldiers who defeated the Taliban on horseback; adapted from the nonfiction book Horse soldiers: the extraordinary story of a band of U.S. soldiers who rode to victory in Afghanistan (also available as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) by Doug Stanton (Nonfiction).
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (January 25; PG-13) – starring Rosa Salazar and Thomas Brodie-Sangster; final installment of the films adapted from the young adult Maze Runner series by James Dashner (Teen Action/Sci-Fi).
Ophelia (January 22) – starring Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts, is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, told from the perspective of his sister, and based on the young adult novel Ophelia by Lisa Klein (Historical Romance/Drama).
A Wrinkle in Time (March 9; PG) – featuring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and many more stars, adapted from the beloved children’s Time Quintet series by Madeline L’Engle (Fantasy/Sci-Fi).
You Were Never Really Here (April 6) – starring Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov; adapted from the crime novel by Jonathan Ames (available in March 2018).
-Contributed by Diana T.