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March 2018

Books on Screen

March 2018

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Reader Player One, A Wrinkle in Time, The Leisure Seeker and Red Sparrow; the series premieres of "Rise" on NBC and "The Terror" on AMC, along with the series finale of "The Alienist" on TNT; and the DVD releases of Call Me by Your Name, The Disaster Artist and The Man Who Invented Christmas.

 

In Theaters


Death Wish

Release Date: March 2nd (wide)
Based on: DEATH WISH by Brian Garfield

Red Sparrow
Release Date: March 2nd (wide)
Based on: RED SPARROW by Jason Matthews

The Death of Stalin
Release Date: March 9th (limited)
Based on: THE DEATH OF STALIN written by Fabien Nury, illustrated by Thierry Robin

The Leisure Seeker
Release Date: March 9th (limited)
Based on: THE LEISURE SEEKER by Michael Zadoorian

A Wrinkle in Time
Release Date: March 9th (wide)
Based on: A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle

Love, Simon
Release Date: March 16th (wide)
Based on: SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli

I Kill Giants
Release Date: March 23rd (limited)
Based on: The comic book series I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura

Reader Player One
Release Date: March 29th (wide)
Based on: READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline

 



 

On TV
 

 

Series/Season Premieres

"Jessica Jones" (Season Two)
Release Date: March 8th on Netflix
Based on: The Marvel Comics character of the same name

"Rise"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on NBC; Series Premiere on March 13th
Based on: DRAMA HIGH: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater, by Michael Sokolove

"Shadowhunters"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform; Season Three Premiere on March 20th
Based on: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

"The Terror"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on AMC; Series Premiere on March 26th
Based on: THE TERROR by Dan Simmons

"The Dangerous Book for Boys" (Season One)
Release Date: March 30th on Amazon Video
Based on: THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden

"A Series of Unfortunate Events" (Season Two)
Release Date: March 30th on Netflix
Based on: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

 

Series/Season Finales

"Bellevue" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on WGN America; Series Finale on March 13th
Based on: TWELVE PATIENTS: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, by Eric Manheimer, MD

"The Alienist" (10-episode series)
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on TNT; Series Finale on March 26th
Based on: THE ALIENIST by Caleb Carr

 

Ongoing Series

"The Looming Tower" (10-episode miniseries)
Release Dates: New episodes available every Wednesday on Hulu
Based on: THE LOOMING TOWER: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

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

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Tuesdays 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: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 


 

On DVD
 

The Breadwinner
DVD Release Date: March 6th
Based on: THE BREADWINNER by Deborah Ellis

The Man Who Invented Christmas
DVD Release Date: March 6th
Based on: THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits, by Les Standiford

Call Me by Your Name
DVD Release Date: March 13th
Based on: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME by André Aciman

The Disaster Artist
DVD Release Date: March 13th
Based on: THE DISASTER ARTIST: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

Ferdinand
DVD Release Date: March 13th
Based on: THE STORY OF FERDINAND written by Munro Leaf, drawings by Robert Lawson

Justice League
DVD Release Date: March 13th
Based on: The DC Comics superhero team Justice League

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
DVD Release Date: March 20th
Based on: A screen story by Chris McKenna, based on JUMANJI by Chris Van Allsburg