January 2016 Cinema Adaptations

January 2016 Cinema Adaptations


The Danish Girl – Based on the book of the same name written by David Ebershoff

The Danish Girl Film Poster

Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has to change?

It starts with a question, a simple favour asked by a wife of her husband while both are painting in their studio, setting off a transformation neither can anticipate.

Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, ‘The Danish Girl’ eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires.

Director – Tom Hooper
Stars – Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard
Release Date – 1st January 2016
Rated – 15


The Revenant – Based on the book of the same name written by Michael Punke

THE REVENANT film poster


Hugh Glass isn’t afraid to die. He’s done it once already.

Rocky Mountains, 1823

When expert tracker Glass is viciously mauled by a bear, death seems inevitable. The two men ordered to remain with him until he dies flee, stripping him of his rifle and hatchet and leaving him to die alone.

But soon a grim, horribly scarred figure is seen wandering, asking after two men, one with a gun that seems too good for him…

‘The Revenant’ is a remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.

Director – Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
Release Date – 15th January 2016
Rated – 15


Room – Based on the book of the same name written by Emma Donoghue

Room film poster

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key.

Jack and Ma are prisoners.

‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom

Director – Lenny Abrahamson
Stars – Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
Release Date – 15th January 2016
Rated – 15


The 5th Wave – Based on the book of the same name written by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave film poster

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.


On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.

Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.

Director – J Blakeson
Stars – Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Maika Monroe
Release Date – 22nd January 2016
Rated – 15


The Big Short – Based on the book of the same name written by Michael Lewis

The Big Short film poster

From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, ‘The Big Short’, Michael Lewis’s No.1 bestseller, tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system – and made a killing.

Director – Adam McKay
Stars – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
Release Date – 22nd January 2016
Rated – 15

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


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