From books to the big screen: Adaptations coming this summer and fall

Avid readers will have plenty of new TV shows and movies to say “the book was better” about this¬†fall.

Several popular books are coming to the small and the big screen.

A new EPL book club coming this fall will give you a chance to read and discuss some of those books before the movies debut. The club will meet at Old Style Deli on Sept.

Which one are you most looking forward to? Which one do you think will lose the most by going from book to screen?

Crazy Rich Asians – An Asian-American woman travels to Thailand with her boyfriend to visit his wealthy family and she becomes immersed in the ultra-rich and ultra-drama filled life of the Asian continent. The movie debuts Aug. 17 and stars Constance Wu and Henry Golding.

Meg – Coming out Aug. 10, a new shark horror movie to terrify anyone from swimming again, a large prehistoric shark terrorizes a cast that includes Jason Statham and Ruby Rose.

to_all_the_boys_ive_loved_beforeTo All the Boys I Loved Before – Hitting Netflix on Aug. 17, the Jenny Han story is about a girl whose secret notes to all her crushes are sent to them and the wrench they throw into her life. This will be the first book for the new EPL book club, Young at (Elk)Hart, in September.

The Little Stranger РSarah Waters historical thriller is about a doctor visiting a house where the patients are haunted by their pasts. The film comes out Aug. 31.

The Darkest Minds – In this Alexandra Bracken book, children develop superpowers after a disease kills 98 percent of the population and they are sent to a camp. The movie comes out Sept. 14.

The House with a Clock in its Walls – John Bellairs’ book about a boy who goes to live with his uncle and finds out he’s a witch comes to theaters Sept. 21 with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.

Boy Erased – The movie, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley, tells the author’s story of going to gay conversion therapy after being sent by his baptist preacher father. The film is set to star Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Joel Edgerton and debuts Sept. 28.

The Hate U Give – A girl sees her best friend get killed by a police officer and it pushes her to activism. The movie, based on the book by Angie Thomas, comes out Oct. 19. This will the Young at Hart’s book for November.the-hate-you-give

 

 

 

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