Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New release date for The Light Between Oceans

It looks like Disney wants to capitalize off of the Oscar nominations from both Michael Fassbender and his co-star, Alicia Vikander, by releasing their movie, The Light Between Oceans, on September 2, 2016. Previously announced dates were for the UK only which will have the film debut on screens in January 2017. I was hoping that the US release would be weeks or months earlier, and it has been confirmed now. I have not read the book by M. L. Stedman, it's not normally my cup of tea. But because of Michael being in the film adaptation, I'm more inclined to read it now.

In other news, the British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) are this Sunday, on Valentine's Day. Will the Brits be more warm towards Michael? I don't know, they have yet to truly recognize his talent as they are sadly so eager to mimic the Oscars. I think Michael will attend due to logistics, so stay tuned.


Aurore La said...

I read the Light between Oceans, and it is really a good book, I read it in 2 days, my mom in one. The good critics are well desserved, I highly recommend it to you ! I do not know what do you mean by not your cup of tea, but if you afraid of the love story side, or a very cliché story don't be, it is not mine either, and the book is not either.

Simone Cromer said...

Thanks Aurore La for the good word on the book. Love stories aren't my cup of tea, but I may give this a try because of the baby twist in it.

Amy said...

It's worth a read if only to see how the film messes with the story (if it does). I too went into it thinking it would be a love story, but it actually made for quite an uncomfortable, maddening read! Having said that, I have a feeling the film could be better than the book, as I didn't find it terribly well written.