Friday, April 23, 2010

Coming This Spring and Summer : Books-to-Film

Read the Book, See the Movie
Several upcoming films for the big screen are... drum roll... based on books! Maybe we should be posting this news on our Movies & Music Blog but for sure, the books came first.

Ridely Scott directs the latest addition to the Robin Hood canon (hello to Errol and Mel) which hits the big screen on May 14. We can't help but wonder how Scott's film will tie to an arguably most famous version of the Robin Hood legends, Howard Pyle's 1883 classic.

June's big screen wonders include adaptations of Chris Greenhalgh's Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky and Jim Thompson's cult classic, The Killer Inside Me.

Sebastian Junger's latest book, War, is due for release on May 11; Junger was an embedded journalist who followed an infantry platoon of the U.S. 2d Battalion in eastern Afghanistan. Restrepo is a feature-length, book-based documentary due for release in early July. Junger's book may soon share a spot on summer reading and book discussion lists, along with Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried.

More to come about summer season's books-to-film as the release dates unfold.