A birdwatcher, musketeers, vampires, and a documentary on Prohibition are all on tap for book loving movie watchers this fall. Read on to see what to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater or turn on the TV.
This list is gleaned from information gathered from EarlyWord blog. Be sure to check IMDB and our local theater listings for updated release dates on all of these. Enjoy reading and watching and feel free to share your thoughts about these movie adaptations in the comments below.
Starts October 2nd
Daniel Orkent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition was one of the sources used for this film. Of course we have plenty of other books, novels and movies about Prohibition for those who can’t get enough on this subject!
Opens October 14th
Based on: The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession, by Mark Obmascik
Opens October 21st
This newest adaptation of the classic adventure tale stars Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, and Christoph Waltz; directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Based on The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel by Hunter S. Thompson
Opens November 18th
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
The latest in the fantasy series featuring vampires and werewolves. It stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Dakota Fanning, and Taylor Lautner; directed by Bill Condon
Based on Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Opens November 23rd
A Dangerous Method
A historical drama about the conflicts between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. It stars Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Kiera Knightley; directed by David Cronenberg
Based on: A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr
A drama about a father reconnecting with his daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident. Starring George Clooney, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley, and Beau Bridges; directed by Alexander Payne
Based on: The Descendants: A Novel by Kaul Hart Hemmings
A family film concerning a 12 year old boy, a train station, a mystery, a dead father, and a robot. It stars Jude Law, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg; directed by Martin Scorsese
Based on: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick