A Soldier, A Jesuit and a Gunslinger: Books to Movies Fall 2016

October 21, 2016 | Kelli

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Now that we are well into autumn, it is time to again have a look at the upcoming movies that are based on books.  

 

Never Go BackNever Go Back, the 18th book in Lee Child's popular series, has been made into a film that is opening in theatres today, October 21st. Tom Cruise is back as former military cop, Jack Reacher.

In this book, Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP, to meet with the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He is in for a surprise when it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk.  Reacher must stay a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs who are after him if he is going to find Turner and clear his name.


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These books are also being made into movies that are coming to theatres in the next few months. Place your holds now to make sure you get a chance to read the books before the movies are released. 

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk A Long Way Home (Lion) Tony and susan (noctural animals) Silence Gunslinger

Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk by Ben Fountain
Billy Lynn and the surviving members of the Bravo Squad, heroes from the war in Iraq, have a stop in their "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium, the football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys. In this sharp satire, Fountain explores the disconnect between the war at home and reality of the war abroad.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 2012, the film is directed by Ang Lee and is scheduled to open in theatres on November 11th.
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A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. (Film title: Lion)
In this memoir, Brierley tells of his quest to find his family in India.  At only five years old, Saroo was separated from his family and survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta.  Eventually adopted by an Australian couple, he always wondered about his family.  He began his search by poring over satellite images in Google Earth, looking for landmarks he recognized.  One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.
The film Lion stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman and is scheduled to be in the theatres on November 25th.
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Tony and Susan by Austin Wright (Film title: Noctural Animals)
At his request, Susan Morrow agrees to read her ex-husband's first novel, Nocturnal Animals.  In the novel, Tony Hastings and his family have their ordinary lives violently thrown off course and delivered into the hands of strangers who terrorize them. As Susan becomes involved in the story, she is forced to name the fear that gnaws at her future.
Directed by Tom Ford and winner of the Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize of this year's Venice Film Festival, the film Noctural Animals stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal and is scheduled to be in theatres on December 9th.  
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Silence by Shūsaku Endō
In seventeenth century Japan, Portuguese Jesuit priests arrive from Rome to try to find a renegade priest who saved his own life by denying his faith.  Alone and hunted by samurai, Jesuit Sebastian Rodrigues is eventually captured and faces his own ordeal of faith.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson and Adam Driver, the film is currently scheduled to be in the theatres on January 6, 2017.

 

The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Film Title: The Dark Tower)
In this first book of King's Dark Tower series, Gunslinger Roland Deschain, tracks the enigmatic 'The Man in Black' toward a forbidding dark tower.  Along the way, he must fight forces both mortal and supernatural in his quest to preserve his dying world.
Starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, the film The Dark Tower is currently scheduled to be in the theatres on February 17, 2017. 
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