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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this March :

A re-telling of the classic tale. After the death of her father, Cinderella is forced to wait upon her stepmother and stepsisters. But when the prince throws a ball, she can take her subjugation no longer. With the help of a fairy godmother, a few trusty house mice and a beautiful ensemble, Cinderella will take the steps necessary to change her life forever.

Watch the trailer, view still shots from the film and play the Midnight Dash game here


Release Date - March 13, 2015


An all star cast heads this modern take on Shakespeare's Cymbeline. A tale of royal intrigue, love and jealousy that pits father against daughter and husband against wife. At the center of it all stands Imogen, a women who refuses to betray her heart to satisfy the whims of the court.

Watch the official trailer here



Release Date - March 13, 2015

Kristin Gore's Sammy's Hill offers readers a fun and funny behind the scenes look at Capital Hill. Meet Samantha Joyce, an enthusiastic young health care policy advisor whose life is turned upside down when the senator she works for becomes the Democratic candidate for vice president. Add to that a new boyfriend, a political scandal and a sick fish and you've got a humorous tale of love and politics in the nation's capital.
Watch the trailer and follow the film's official Facebook page here
Release Date - March 20, 2015

In Jean-Patrick Manchette's The Prone Gunman Martin Terrier is done with the game. Sick of being a gun for hire, he retires to settle down with his childhood sweetheart. But life as an assassin isn’t something you can just quit. Pursued by the very people he used to work for, Terrier must finish one final job to get out of the game for good.

See the trailer and follow the film's social media accounts here


Release Date - March 20, 2015


In Veronica Roth's Insurgent, the impending war between the factions grows. Tris must confront Jeanine and the plotting Erudite faction in order to save those she loves. This is the second title in Roth's popular Divergent series.

Learn more about the film and view 3D animated portraits of the actors here



Release Date - March 20, 2015


When Gratuity "Tip" Tucci's mother is abducted by the invading aliens known as the Boov, she must do everything she can to save her. But with all humans being forced to relocate to Florida (and then again to Arizona) this will be no easy task. Along the way she'll encounter a flying car called a Slushious, a sympathetic Boov named J. Lo and an even more evil invading alien force called the Gorg. Published as The True Meaning of SmekdayAdam Rex's tale will be released cinematically as Home.

Watch the trailer and register to be kept up to date on all things Boov related here

Release Date - March 27, 2015




Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen