All of the UK & US October Books to Film Releases!
VENOM based on Marvel Characters by Todd Macfarlane & David Michelinie. Adapted by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson.
Produced by Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Tencent Pictures.
Summary: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.
Released 3rd October (UK) 5th October (USA)
MFKZ (originally titled Mutafukaz) by Run (Ankama Editions, 2006) Adapted by Guillaume Renard.
Directed by Shôjirô Nishimi & Guillaume Renard. Starring Tay Lee, Mark Ryan Haltom, Ray Chung
Produced by Ankama and Studio 4°C.
Summary: Angelino is just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. But an otherwise unremarkable scooter accident caused by a beautiful, mysterious stranger is about to transform his life… into a waking nightmare! He starts seeing monstrous forms prowling around all over the city… Is Angelino losing his mind, or could an alien invasion really be happening this quietly…?.
Released 11th October (UK) 21st October (USA)
Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds, and Kyle Chandler.
Produced by Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment and Universal Pictures.
Summary: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Released 12th October (UK)
BEAUTIFUL BOY by David Sheff (2008, Houghton Mifflin). Adapted by Luke Davies & Felix Van Groeningen.
Directed by Felix Van Groeningen. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, and Maura Tierney.
Produced by Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures and Plan B Entertainment.
Summary: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Released 12th October (USA)
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN series by R.L Stine. Story by Rob Lieber & Darren Lemke.
Directed by Ari Sandel. Starring Jack Black, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Madison Iseman.
Produced by Columbia Pictures Corporation, Original Film, Scholastic Entertainment, Silvertongue Films and Sony Pictures Animation.
Summary: Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books..
Released October 19th (UK) October 12th (USA)
HUNTER KILLER (org. Firing Point) by Don Keith and George Wallace (2012, Signet) Adapted by Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss.
Directed by Donovan Marsh. Starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Ethan Baird, Jacob Scipio, and Dempsey Bovell.
Produced Hunter Killer Productions, G-BASE, Hishow Entertainment, Millennium Films, Original Film, SprocketHeads (Alaska), and Tucker Tooley Entertainment.
Summary: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Released 19th October (UK)
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? MEMOIRS OF A LITERARY FORGER by Lee Israel (2008, Simon Schuster). Adapted by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty.
Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Julie Ann Emery, Richard E. Grant.
Produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Summary: When bestselling celebrity biographer, Lee Israel, is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend, Jack.
Released 19th October 2018 (USA)
GALVESTON by Nic Pizzolatto (2011, Scribner). Adapted by Jim Hammett.
Directed by Mélanie Laurent. Starring Elle Fanning, Ben Foster, and Lili Reinhart.
Produced by Jean Doumanian Productions and Low Spark Films.
Summary: After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.
Released 19th October (USA)
THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, 2017). Adapted by Audrey Wells.
Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, KJ Apa, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Issa Rae, Lamar Johnson, and Common.
Produced by Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment.
Summary: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Released 22nd October (UK)
DON’T WORRY HE WON’T GO FAR ON FOOT by John Callahan (1989, HarperCollins) Adapted by John Callahan, Gus Van Sant, Jack Gibson, and William Andrew Eatman.
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara.
Produced by Amazon Studios, Anonymous Content, Big Indie Pictures, and Iconoclast.
Summary: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Released 26th October (UK)
LONDON FIELDS by Martin Amis (2014, Penguin Random House). Adapted by Roberta Hanley.
Directed by Mathew Cullen. Starring Gemma Chan, Amber Heard, and Cara Delevingne.
Produced by Muse Productions, Periscope Entertainment, Curiously Bright Entertainment, Head Gear Films, Living the Dream Films (in association with), MindSky Entertainment, Tartan Films and Vedette Finance.
Summary: London Fields is Amis’s murder story for the end of the millennium. The murderee is Nicola Six, a “black hole” of sex and self-loathing intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts. Or is the killer the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch?
Released 26th October (USA)
BORDER (short story in Let the Old Dreams Die) by John Ajvide Lindqvist (2013, Thomas Dunne). Adapted by Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, and John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Directed by Ali Abbasi. Starring Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, and Viktor Åkerblom.
Produced by Meta Spark & Kärnfilm and Spark Film & TV.
Summary: After a customs officer develops a strange attraction to the suspect she’s investigating, the case’s revelations soon call into question her entire existence.
Released 26th October (USA)