From Paper To Screen

From Paper To Screen: Winter 2016/2017

From Paper To Screen is a seasonal post about upcoming movies and TV shows that are based on books. This post deals with noteworthy releases coming out this winter. You might want to check out the books before that!


❝ A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. ❞
Adapted from: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Director: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson and others.
Release date: 23rd of December


❝ The hunt is on to find the murderer of a wealthy glamorous heiress who is found dead in her London townhouse. ❞
Adapted from: The Witness for the Prosecution
Author: Agatha Christie
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Billy Howle and others.
Release date: 26th of December


❝ A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. ❞
Adapted from: Hidden Figures
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Director: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and others.
Release date: 6th of January


❝ After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets. ❞
Adapted from: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Author: Lemony Snicket
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack and others
Release date: 13th of January


❝ A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime. ❞
Adapted from: Live By Night
Author: Dennis Lehane
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood and others.
Release date: 13th of January


❝ International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives. ❞
Adapted from: Same Kind of Different As Me
Author: Denver Moore, Ron Hall & Lynn Vincent
Director: Michael Carney
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellwegger and others.
Release date: 3rd of February


❝ While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. ❞
Adapted from: Fifty Shades Darker
Author: E.L. James
Director:  James Foley
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and others.
Release date: 10th of February


❝ A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. ❞
Adapted from: A Dog’s Purpose
Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Director: Lasse Halström
Starring: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Logan Miller and others.
Release date: 27th of January