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Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Collage of films adapted from books

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 is here to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit screens big and small and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming This April

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Scamander, Newt

Take a look into the classic textbook used by first-year Hogwarts students! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Newt Scamander's treatise on various extraordinary creatures and their unique properties. A must for those intending to specialize in the care of magical creatures! (While the book serves as a zoological guide, the movie series concerns the life and adventures of the author, Newt Scamander.) Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series, will be released on April 15, 2022.

The Bad Guys
Blabey, Aaron

Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, and Mr. Shark may look the part, but they want to change their bad guy ways. In an effort to escape their reputation, they hatch a plot to free the dogs kept in the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Aaron Blabey’s quirky and heartwarming graphic novel series The Bad Guys is a multiple time New York Times Bestseller. Featuring the vocal talents of Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, and Anthony Ramos, the film adaptation will be released in theaters on April 22, 2022.

Morbius, the Living Vampire: The Man Called Morbius
Keatinge, Joe

Biochemist Dr. Michael Morbius spent years trying to cure his rare and fatal blood disease but his unconventional experiments instead turned him into a pseudo-vampire with an insatiable taste for human blood. Can he resist this new and brutal persona or will he give in to his bloodlust? Starring Jared Leto, the film adaptation of the Marvel comic Morbius, the Living Vampire will be released in theaters on April 1, 2022.