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August 2017

Books on Screen

August 2017

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Glass Castle and The Dark Tower; the season seven finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and the series premiere of "Get Shorty" on EPIX; and the DVD releases of The Circle, The Dinner and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

 

In Theaters


The Dark Tower

Release Date: August 4th (wide)
Based on: The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

The Glass Castle
Release Date: August 11th (wide)
Based on: THE GLASS CASTLE: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
 



 

On TV
 

 

Film Release

Death Note
Release Date: August 25th on Netflix
Based on: The Japanese manga series of the same name, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata

 

Series/Season Premieres

"Chesapeake Shores"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT; Season Two Premiere on August 6th
Based on: Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods

"Get Shorty"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on EPIX; Series Premiere on August 13th
Based on: GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard

 

Season Finales

"Queen Sugar"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on OWN; Season Two Midseason Finale on August 2nd
Based on: QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile

"Midnight, Texas"
Air Dates: Mondays at 10pm ET/PT on NBC; Season One Finale on August 21st
Based on: Midnight, Texas series by Charlaine Harris

"The Mist"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on Spike; Season One Finale on August 24th
Based on: "The Mist," originally a novella in SKELETON CREW: Stories by Stephen King

"Game of Thrones"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Season Seven Finale on August 27th
Based on: A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

 


 

On DVD
 

The Circle
DVD Release Date: August 1st
Based on: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

Wakefield
DVD Release Date: August 1st
Based on: “Wakefield” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
DVD Release Date: August 8th
Based on: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney

The Dinner
DVD Release Date: August 8th
Based on: THE DINNER by Herman Koch

The Exception
DVD Release Date: August 8th
Based on: THE KAISER’S LAST KISS by Alan Judd

The Hunter’s Prayer
DVD Release Date: August 8th
Based on: FOR THE DOGS by Kevin Wignall

The Case for Christ
DVD Release Date: August 15th
Based on: THE CASE FOR CHRIST: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel

Everything, Everything
DVD Release Date: August 15th
Based on: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon