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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, So B. It and Wonderstruck; and the television premiere of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library along with the season two premiere of "The Shannara Chronicles" and the continuation of "Marvel's Inhumans."


In Theaters

The Mountain Between Us

Release Date: October 6th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US by Charles Martin

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

So B. It
Release Date: October 6th (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks

A young girl named Heidi, who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mother's past.

Walking Out
Release Date: October 6th (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: A short story in BLOOD LINE: Stories of Fathers & Sons, by David Quammen

An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

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

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.





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

Can twelve 12-year-olds escape from the most ridiculously brilliant library ever created? Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library plunks a dozen sixth-graders into the middle of a futuristic library for a night of nonstop fun and adventure.

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

A simple yet proud rancher in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.


Series/Season Premier

"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


Ongoing Series

"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