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February 2019

Books on Screen

February 2019

February's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Changeover, Donnybrook and The Iron Orchard; the series premieres of "The ABC Murders" on Amazon Prime, "Miracle Workers" on TBS and "The Umbrella Academy" on Netflix; and the DVD releases of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Grinch and Mary Queen of Scots.

 

In Theaters


Piercing
Release Date: February 1st (limited)
Based on: PIERCING by Ryu Murakami

Lords of Chaos
Release Date: February 8th (limited)
Based on: LORDS OF CHAOS: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind

Alita: Battle Angel
Release Date: February 14th (wide)
Based on: Battle Angel Alita: Last Order manga series by Yukito Kishiro

Donnybrook
Release Date: February 15th (limited)
Based on: DONNYBROOK by Frank Bill

The Changeover
Release Date: February 22nd (limited)
Based on: THE CHANGEOVER by Margaret Mahy

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Release Date: February 22nd (wide)
Based on: How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell

The Iron Orchard
Release Date: February 22nd (limited)
Based on: THE IRON ORCHARD by Tom Pendleton

 


 

On TV

 

Series Premieres

"The ABC Murders" (3-episode limited series)
Release Date: February 1st on Amazon Prime
Based on: THE ABC MURDERS: A Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Agatha Christie

"Miracle Workers"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT on TBS; Series Premiere on February 12th
Based on: WHAT IN GOD'S NAME by Simon Rich

"The Umbrella Academy"
Release Date: February 15th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: The Umbrella Academy comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba

 

Ongoing Series

"The Passage"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on FOX
Based on: THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz

"Deadly Class"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy
Based on: Deadly Class comic book series by Rick Remender and Wes Craig

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 


 

On DVD
 

The Grinch
DVD Release Date: February 5th
Based on: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! by Dr. Seuss

The Sisters Brothers
DVD Release Date: February 5th
Based on: THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick deWitt

The Front Runner
DVD Release Date: February 12th
Based on: ALL THE TRUTH IS OUT: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, by Matt Bai

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
DVD Release Date: February 19th
Based on: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee Israel

Mary Queen of Scots
DVD Release Date: February 26th
Based on: QUEEN OF SCOTS: The True Life of Mary Stuart, by John Guy