Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
2 movie posters and the books they came from

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 June

Book cover for 20th Century Ghosts
20th Century Ghosts
Hill, Joe

Locked in a basement stained with the blood of other victims, John Finney finds himself alone but for a disconnected antique telephone. At night, it begins to ring with calls from the dead. Found in his work 20th Century Ghosts, Joe Hill’s short story "The Black Phone" is a chilling page turner. Starring Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Davies, the cinematic adaptation will be released in theaters on June 24, 2022

Book cover for Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Barrie, J. M.

The Darling women are cursed. At a certain age they all meet a mysterious overgrown boy, fall deeply in love and are left behind. When Wendy Darling Ullman, the great granddaughter of the original Wendy, sees her own daughter lured away, she must confront her family legacy. This take on J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan explores the internal battle between freedom and stability, love and loss in a tale of mothers and daughters caught in a terrible loop. Featuring real life grandmother and granddaughter Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, the film adaptation will be released on June 17, 2022.