January 9, 2013

Adaptations Releasing in January

Here's a look at the literary adaptations that are coming to theaters this month.

Horrid Henry
When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework, he inadvertently sets off an unexpected and curious chain of events. He forms an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, outwits corrupt School Inspectors, topples an evil Headmaster, wins a talent contest, and stands up to his ultimate nemesis. With each antic crazier than the last, Henry finds himself inexplicably trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate.
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Based on Book: The Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Director: Nick Moore
Screenwriter: Lucinda Whiteley
Starring: Theo Stevenson, Richard E. Grant, Parminder Nagra, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Horne
MPAA Rating: PG

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Fifteen years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have grown into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. 
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Based on Book: Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Screenwriter: Dante Harper
Starring:  Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears, Thomas Mann 
MPAA Rating: PG-13

John Dies at the End
In "John Dies at the End," it's all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Based on Book: John Dies at the End by David Wong
Studio: Magnet Releasing
Director: Don Coscarelli  
Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli 
Starring: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Paul Giamatti
MPAA Rating: R


  1. Hansel and Gretel? No way! That's awesome.

  2. And that sexy dude playing the brother helps.

  3. I've seen the commercials for Hansel and Gretal and it looks WICKED!