October 2016 Cinema Adaptations

October 2016 Cinema Adaptations


The Girl on the Train

Based on the book of the same name by Paula Hawkins


Sicario star Emily Blunt plays a woman drawn into a terrifying mystery in this gripping thriller based on the best-selling book.

Rachel Watson is a divorcee reeling from the recent split with her husband. Travelling on the train every morning during her commute, she finds herself consumed with a seemingly perfect couple whom she passes on a daily basis. However, when she unwittingly becomes witness to something truly shocking as part of her journey, Rachel is drawn into a mystery that will see her life spiral even further out of control.

Director – Tate Taylor
Stars – Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson
Release Date – 5th October 2016
Rated – 15


Blood Father

Based on the book of the same name by Peter Craig


Mel Gibson returns to the big screen as an ex-con trying to save his daughter from a murderous drugs cartel.

Ex-con Link lives a quiet life in the Californian desert, making his living from a makeshift tattoo parlour he runs from his trailer. But his peaceful existence is threatened when his 16-year-old daughter, Lydia, turns up.

A drugs cartel is on her tail after she shot kingpin boyfriend, Jonah. Now Link must defend his daughter from the violent gang, evading his parole to keep his daughter alive.

Director – Jean-François Richet
Stars – Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna
Release Date – 7th October 2016
Rated – 15



Based on the book of the same name by Dan Brown


Tom Hanks must solve an intricate riddle to save mankind in this third thrilling Dan Brown adaptation.

Eminent Harvard symbologist Professor Robert Langdon awakes in a Florence hospital bed suffering from amnesia. Now he faces two challenges. First, he must recover his memories. Then he has to tackle the most extraordinary puzzle of his career.

Brilliant yet utterly deranged scientist Bertrand Zobrist plans to unleash a global plague that could wipe out the human race. In a desperate bid to stop him, Langdon races against time to solve a mystery that hinges on Dante’s 14th century vision of hell. This time, however, he has a resourceful assistant: medic Dr. Sienna Brooks.

Director – Ron Howard
Stars – Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster
Release Date – 14th October 2016
Rated – 12A


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Based on the book of the same name by Lee Child


Tom Cruise races against time to expose an elaborate conspiracy in this thrill-packed action sequel.

Formidable ex-military badass Jack Reacher returns to Virginia to meet up with Major Susan Turner, the head of his former unit. There’s considerable mutual admiration between these two uncompromising individuals, and perhaps a little more. But when Reacher arrives, he finds that Major Turner has been arrested on an espionage charge.

He quickly realises that she’s been set-up as part of a dark, far-reaching conspiracy that also results in him being charged with a crime that was committed nearly two decades ago. But the resourceful, unstoppable Reacher refuses to play by the rules and sets off on a high-octane cross-country chase to uncover the truth.

Director – Edward Zwick
Stars – Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper
Release Date – 21st October 2016
Rated – TBC


Doctor Strange

Based on the Marvel comic character of the same name


Benedict Cumberbatch is a sorcerous superhero in Marvel’s latest all-action extravaganza.

Doctor Stephen Strange is a brilliant yet arrogant neurosurgeon whose life is turned upside down when he barely survives a devastating car accident. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, he travels to the Far East where he becomes the protégé of the mysterious Ancient One.

A mystical being she opens Stephen’s mind to extraordinary alternate dimensions, which Stephen eventually learns to manipulate in his new guise as superhero Doctor Strange. Soon Stephen’s abilities are put to the ultimate test when villainous Kaecilius threatens the future of the entire world.

Director – Scott Derrickson
Stars – Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen
Release Date – 28th October 2016
Rated – TBC


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