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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. February 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

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 your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this February

Peter Rabbit

Release Date - February 9, 2018

Beatrix Potter’s favorite rabbit hits the big screen. Peter Rabbit lives with his mother and three sisters in a cozy rabbit hole. Despite his mother’s warnings, Peter cannot resist the tasty vegetables in their neighbor’s garden. But Mr. McGregor is not going to let one rabbit get away with his entire crop. This is the second film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic.  

book cover for peter rabbit

15:17 to Paris

Release Date - February 9, 2018

This is the true story of three lifelong friends whose European vacation would change their lives forever.  While traveling on a train from Brussels to Paris they encountered an ISIS trained terrorist armed with two guns, a knife and the will to complete his deadly mission. Weaponless, they risked their lives to confront and stop him. The three heroes of this incredible true story will play themselves in the feature film. 

book cover for the 15:17 to Paris

Fifty Shades Freed

Release Date - February 9, 2017

The concluding chapter to the infamous love story. Ana and Christian set out on their new life together as husband and wife. But will this life of commitment and stability suit the complicated Mr. Gray? 

fifty shades freed book cover

Black Panther

Release Date - February 16, 2018

Black Panther is the story of T’Challa, the chief of Wakanda, a small African nation. Long ago, Wakanda was hit by a stray meteorite made entirely of the rare mineral known as vibranium, found almost nowhere else on earth. Wakandan rulers have used wealth obtained from selling some of this precious mineral to educate their society and invest in research. As a result, they are the most highly technologically advanced society on earth. The comic follows T’Challa, equipped with the fruits of this technological labor, in his exploits around the world.

black panther book cover


Release Date - February 23, 2018

Very few members of expeditions into Area X return whole and even few of those can agree on what they saw there. We join the 12th expedition on their mission to survey and report back on the terrain and wildlife they find. But no one will believe their reports if those reports ever make it back beyond the borders. 

book cover for Annihilation

Every Day

Release Date - February 23, 2018

Every day, A wakes up as a different person. More accurately, they wake up in a different body. It has always been this way. They get one day in the body of a stranger, one day in their life and then, A moves on. But after meeting Rhiannon, A wants to stay. And they will do whatever they can to make that happen. David Levithan’s Every Day is a non-traditional love story that provides a new twist on the idea of soulmates. 

every day book cover