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October 2017

Books on Screen

October 2017

October's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Mountain Between Us, Wonderstruck and The Snowman; the season finales of "Get Shorty" and "Chesapeake Shores," along with the season two premiere of "The Shannara Chronicles" and the continuation of the second season of "Queen Sugar"; and the DVD releases of The Dark Tower and The Wizard of Lies.


In Theaters

The Mountain Between Us

Release Date: October 6th (wide)
Based on: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US by Charles Martin

So B. It
Release Date: October 6th (limited)
Based on: SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks

Walking Out
Release Date: October 6th (limited)
Based on: A short story in BLOOD LINE: Stories of Fathers & Sons, by David Quammen

The Foreigner
Release Date: October 13th (wide)
Based on: THE CHINAMAN by Stephen Leather

Same Kind of Different as Me
Release Date: October 20th (wide)
Based on: SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME : A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent

The Snowman
Release Date: October 20th (wide)
Based on: THE SNOWMAN by Jo Nesbø

Release Date: October 20th (limited)
Based on: WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick

Thank You for Your Service
Release Date: October 27th (wide)
Based on: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel





Film Releases

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Air Date: October 9th at 7pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon
Based on: ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY by Chris Grabenstein

Release Date: October 20th on Netflix
Based on: The novella "1922" in FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King


Series/Season Premieres

Release Date: October 13th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: MINDHUNTER: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on PBS Masterpiece; Season Three Premiere on October 1st
Based on: THE BLACK MOON and the first half of THE FOUR SWANS, both by Winston Graham

"Queen Sugar"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on OWN; Season Two, Part Two Premiere on October 3rd and 4th
Based on: QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile

"The Shannara Chronicles"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Spike; Season Two Premiere on October 11th
Based on: The Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks


Season Finales

"Chesapeake Shores"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel; Season Two Finale on October 8th
Based on: Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods

"Get Shorty"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on EPIX; Season Two Finale on October 8th
Based on: GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard


Ongoing Series

Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz
Based on: Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

"Marvel's Inhumans"
Air Dates: Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on ABC
Based on: The race of superhumans appearing in various comic books published by Marvel Comics




The Wizard of Lies
DVD Release Date: October 3rd
Based on: THE WIZARD OF LIES: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques

The Beguiled
DVD Release Date: October 10th
Based on: THE BEGUILED (originally published as A PAINTED DEVIL) by Thomas Cullinan

Spider-Man: Homecoming
DVD Release Date: October 17th
Based on: Marvel Comics character of the same name, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

The Dark Tower
DVD Release Date: October 31st
Based on: The Dark Tower series by Stephen King