April 2016 Cinema Adaptations

April 2016 Cinema Adaptations


The Huntsman: Winter’s War – Based on the books ‘Snow White’ by The Brothers Grimm and ‘The Snow Queen’ by Hans Christian Andersen

The Huntsman

Betrayed by her evil sister Ravenna, heartbroken Freya retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric and fellow warrior Sara defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them. As war between the siblings escalates, Eric and Sara unite with Freya to end Ravenna’s wicked reign.

Director – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Stars – Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost
Release Date – 4th April 2016
Rated – 12A



The Man Who Knew Infinity – Based on the book of the same name written by Robert Kanigel

The man who knew infinity

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

Director – Matt Brown
Stars – Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones
Release Date – 8th April 2016
Rated – 12A



The Jungle Book – Based on the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling

the jungle book poster

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Director – Jon Favreau
Stars (Voices of) – Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson
Release Date – 15th April 2016
Rated – PG



Whisky Tango Foxtrot

– Base on the book ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan’ by Kim Barker

Whisky Tango Foxtrot poster

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and night-time partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Director – Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Stars (Voices of) – Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molin
Release Date – 22nd April 2016
Rated – 15


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