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August 2018

Books on Screen

August 2018

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Crazy Rich Asians and Juliet, Naked; the series premiere of "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" on Amazon Video, along with the season two premieres of Audience's "Mr. Mercedes" and EPIX's "Get Shorty," plus the conclusion of HBO's miniseries "Sharp Objects"; and the DVD releases of On Chesil Beach, The Yellow Birds and The House of Tomorrow.

 

In Theaters


Christopher Robin

Release Date: August 3rd (wide)
Based on: Characters from WINNIE-THE-POOH by A. A. Milne

The Darkest Minds
Release Date: August 3rd (wide)
Based on: THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Release Date: August 3rd (limited)
Based on: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Emily M. Danforth

The Meg
Release Date: August 10th (wide)
Based on: MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror, by Steve Alten

Crazy Rich Asians
Release Date: August 15th (wide)
Based on: CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan

Down a Dark Hall
Release Date: August 17th (limited)
Based on: DOWN A DARK HALL by Lois Duncan

Juliet, Naked
Release Date: August 17th (limited)
Based on: JULIET, NAKED by Nick Hornby

The Little Mermaid
Release Date: August 17th (limited)
Based on: THE LITTLE MERMAID by Hans Christian Andersen

Memoir of War
Release Date: August 17th (limited)
Based on: THE WAR: A Memoir, by Marguerite Duras

We the Animals
Release Date: August 17th (limited)
Based on: WE THE ANIMALS by Justin Torres

The Wife
Release Date: August 17th (limited)
Based on: THE WIFE by Meg Wolitzer

The Bookshop
Release Date: August 24th (limited)
Based on: THE BOOKSHOP by Penelope Fitzgerald

Papillon
Release Date: August 24th (limited)
Based on: PAPILLON and BANCO: The Further Adventures of Papillon, by Henri Charrière

The Little Stranger
Release Date: August 31st (limited)
Based on: THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters

 



 

On TV
 

 

Films

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Release Date: August 10th on Netflix
Based on: THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Love at Sea
Air Date: August 11th at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Based on: LOVE ON THE LIDO DECK: A Nautical Romantic Comedy, by Barbara Oliverio

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Release Date: August 17th on Netflix
Based on: TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han

 

Series/Season Premieres

"The Sinner"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on USA; Season Two Premiere on August 1st
Based on: THE SINNER by Petra Hammesfahr

"Chesapeake Shores"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel; Season Three Premiere on August 5th
Based on: The Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods

"Get Shorty"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on EPIX; Season Two Premiere on August 12th
Based on: GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard

"Mr. Mercedes"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Audience Network (DirecTV); Season Two Premiere on August 22nd
Based on: MR. MERCEDES, FINDERS KEEPERS and END OF WATCH by Stephen King

"Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan"
Air Dates: Fridays on Amazon Video; Series Premiere on August 31st
Based on: The character of Jack Ryan, created by Tom Clancy

 

Series/Season Finales

"Marvel's Cloak & Dagger"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform; Season One Finale on August 2nd
Based on: The Marvel Comics characters of the same name

"Condor"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Audience Network (DirecTV); Season One Finale on August 15th
Based on: SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR by James Grady

"Strange Angel"
Streaming Dates: Thursdays on CBS All Access; Season One Finale on August 16th
Based on: STRANGE ANGEL: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, by George Pendle

"Sharp Objects" (8-episode miniseries)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Finale on August 26th
Based on: SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn

 


 

On DVD
 

On Chesil Beach
DVD Release Date: August 7th
Based on: ON CHESIL BEACH by Ian McEwan

Avengers: Infinity War
DVD Release Date: August 14th
Based on: The Avengers series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

The House of Tomorrow
DVD Release Date: August 14th
Based on: THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW by Peter Bognanni

How to Talk to Girls at Parties
DVD Release Date: August 14th
Based on: HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES by Neil Gaiman, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

The Yellow Birds
DVD Release Date: August 14th
Based on: THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers

Deadpool 2
DVD Release Date: August 21st
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Deadpool, created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld