February 2016 Cinema Adaptations

February 2016 Cinema Releases Adaptations

 

Goosebumps – Based on the series of books of the same name written by R.L. Stine

goosebumps movie poster

Upset about moving from the big city to a small town, young Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbour Hannah.

The teen is surprised to learn that Hannah’s mysterious father is R.L. Stine, the famous author of the best-selling “Goosebumps” series.

When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales, it’s up to Stine, his daughter and Cooper to return the beasts back to the books where they belong.

Director – Rob Letterman
Stars – Jack Black, R.L Stine, Odeya Rush, Dylan Minnette, Ryan Lee
Release Date – 5th February 2016
Rated – PG

 

 
 

Trumbo – based on the book ‘Dalton Trumbo’ written by Bruce Cook

Trumbo movie poster

As a Communist sympathiser during the 1950s’ Red Scare, the American government wasn’t happy with him writing for films. He was accused. He was imprisoned. And ultimately, he was blacklisted, barred from working in Hollywood.

But then along came a small picture about a man named Spartacus…

Director – Jay Roach
Stars – Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, David James Elliott
Release Date – 5th February 2016
Rated – 15

 

 
 

Deadpool – Based on the character from the Marvel Comics

deadpool movie poster

Wade Wilson is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when the evil Ajax tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool.

The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humour. With help from mutant allies Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus, Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Director – Tim Miller
Stars – Ryan Renolds, Gina Carano, Morena Baccarin, T.J Miller, Ed Skrein
Release Date – 10th February 2016
Rated – 15

 

 
 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Based on the book of the same name written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice and zombies movie poster

In the 19th century, a mysterious plague turns the English countryside into a war zone. No one is safe as the dead come back to life to terrorize the land.

Fate leads Elizabeth Bennet, a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr. Darcy, a handsome but arrogant gentleman. Elizabeth can’t stand Darcy, but respects his skills as a zombie killer.

Casting aside their personal differences, they unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to save their country.

Director – Burr Steers
Stars – Lily James, Sam Riley, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance
Release Date – 11th February 2016
Rated – 15

 

 
 

The Finest Hours – Based on the book ‘The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue’ written by Michael J. Tougias

The Finest Hours movie poster

On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern.

Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Massachusetts, Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring rescue mission.

Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew against seemingly impossible odds.

Director – Craig Gillespie
Stars – Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck
Release Date – 19th February 2016
Rated – 12A

 

 
 

How to be Single – Based on the book of the same name written by Liz Tuccillo

How to be single movie poster

After four years of college, young Alice decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal.

Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin, a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands.

With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.

Director – Christian Ditter
Stars – Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Lily Collins
Release Date – 19th February 2016
Rated – 15A

 

Have a read of all of this years (2016) movie adaptations, shown in the UK

 

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