Page to Screen this Summer

Summer reading for all ages is in full swing, but some of you may feel the siren song of the big or little screen as you ease into the season!

Here’s a summer’s worth of movies or tv shows and their book counterparts to meet all your escapist needs…use the links to find movie trailers and reviews, courtesy of IMDB, and the book links to reserve a copy in our catalog! Enjoy!

June

1. Wonder Woman (June 2, PG-13): starring Gal Godot and Chris Pine. Adapted from: Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka (Graphic Novel).

2. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (June 2, PG): animated movie starring Kevin Hart,Thomas Middlematch and Ed Helms (PG, June 2). Adaptation of the hugely popular early chapter book series The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (Early Fiction).

3. My Cousin Rachel (June 9, PG-13): suspenseful drama starring Sam Claflin and Rachel Wiesz. Adapted from My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne Du Maurier (Fiction).

4. The Wizard of Lies (June 10, TV-MA). HBO movie starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer. Adapted from The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by Diana B. Enriques (Nonfiction).

5.  Amityville: The Awakening starring Bella Thorne and Jennifer Jason Leigh (June 30, R). Horror movie adapted from the true crime tale published in 1977, The Amityville Horror by Jay Hanson.

6. The Beguiled (June 30, R): Civil War-era drama by director Sofia Coppola, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. Adapted from The Beguiled (originally titled The Painted Devil) by Thomas Cullinan.

July

1. War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14, R): action/sci-fi starring Judy Greer and Woody Harrelson…the latest of a long line of movies spawned by the original Planet of the Apes from 1963 by Charles Boulle.

2. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July 21, PG-13): Adventure sci-fi starring Dane DeHaan and Clive Owen. Adapted from the French graphic series Valerian and Laureline, available as Valérian by J.C.  Mézières, and Pierre Christin (Graphic Novel).

3.  Atomic Blonde (July 28, R): Cold War mystery/thriller starring Sofia Boutella, Charlize Theron, and James McAvoy. Adapted from the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston.

August

1.   The Dark Tower (August 4, R):  starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Adapted from The Gunslinger, Dark Tower Volume 1, by Stephen King (Fantasy/Horror).

2. The Glass Castle (August 11, PG-13): Drama starring Brie Larsson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. Adapted from the bestselling memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

3. Tulip Fever (August 25, R): Historical drama starring Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevingne, and Dane DeHaan, based on the novel Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

4. Death Note (August 25): Netflix streaming series starring Laketh Stanfield, Willem Dafoe, and Margaret Qualley. Adaptation of the mystical manga series by Tsugumi Oba.