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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. January 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 January

Molly’s Game

Release Date - January 5, 2018

True story of how a 26 year old woman built and ran the most exclusive underground poker game in the world. And how it all came crashing down around her. 

book cover for molly's game

Stratton (based on the Stratton book series by Duncan Falconer)

Release Date - January 5, 2018

Based on many real events from the author’s own life, the Stratton series follows John Stratton, a member of the United Kingdom Special Forces working in Northern Ireland. When faced with enemies on all sides, Stratton is the deadliest weapon the Royal Navy can deploy. 

book cover for Mercenary

Mary and The Witch’s Flower (Book: The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart)

Release Date - January 18, 2018

After his brother is stolen by a witch, a little black cat seeks the help of 10 year old Mary Smith to free him. From the strange flower in the woods to the little broomstick eager to take her on a ride, Mary’s day is about to get a whole lot more interesting. This will be the first film released by Studio Ponoc, a new animation studio founded by former members of the beloved Studio Ghibli. 

book cover for little broomstick.  a girl flying on a broomstick

12 Strong (Book: Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton) 

Release Date - January 18, 2018

Doug Stanton’s Horse Soldiers is the true story of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan on horseback to wage war against the Taliban. Through multiple battles and ambushes, these soldiers pitted cavalry against modern day weapons to great victory. 

book cover for horse soldiers.  men riding on horses, a photo

The Leisure Seeker

Release Date - January 18, 2018

The Robinas have shared more than fifty years together and they aren’t about to let cancer or Alzheimer’s stop them from enjoying many more. After escaping from the clutches of their retirement home, they set off on a roadtrip to reclaim a past that seems to be steadily slipping away. Michael Zadoorian’s “The Leisure Seeker” is a sweet romantic comedy about enjoying life to the very end.

book cover for leisure seeker

The Death Cure (Book: final title in Maze Runner Trilolgy)

Release Date - January 26, 2018

In the final book of the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas will pit himself against WICKED one last time. They took his memories, his friends and his freedom, but they’ve yet to throw a challenge at him that he can’t master. As he faces their final trial, will Thomas be able to live with the truth he uncovers?

book cover for death cure