Major upcoming Picador movie tie-ins are:
The 33: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar ($16, 9781250088949) comes out October 13, a month ahead of the film The 33, which opens November 13 in 2,000 theaters nationwide. The book (originally titled simply Deep Down Dark, also published by Picador) follows the 33 Chilean miners who spent 69 days trapped underground in 2010. The film's cast includes Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips and Juliette Binoche. Ann Patchett selected Deep Down Dark as the first pick for NPR's Morning Edition book club in 2014.
The Revenant by Michael Punke ($16, 9781250101198) inspired the upcoming film (January 8, 2016) directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, whose Birdman won four Oscars last year (including Best Picture). Leonardo DiCaprio stars as an 1820s frontiersman seeking revenge against the comrades who left him for dead after he was mauled by a bear. Carroll & Graf originally published the hardcover 12 years ago, and the book then fell out of print, with Picador first rereleasing it in hardcover early this year and now available in a trade paperback edition. The tie-in releases December 29, 2015 ($16, 9781250072689).
Dame Maggie Smith headlines The Lady in the Van, and is already generating Oscar buzz for her titular role in this adaptation of playwright Alan Bennett's much loved story of the woman who camped out in a van in his front driveway for years. This edition of the story--The Lady in the Van: And Other Stories by Alan Bennett, ($14, 9781250089724)--includes a number of other gems by Bennett as well as an introduction by the film's director Nicholas Hytner (The Madness of King George). The tie-in edition publishes on December 2, with a New York and Los Angeles release on December 4 and a nationwide rollout on January 15.
Picador will be reissuing Japanese master Shusaku Endo's classic novel Silence ($16, 9781250082244, January 5), which follows the story of three Jesuit priests in 17th-century Japan during a time of Christian persecution. Twenty years in development, Martin Scorsese's film adaptation, starring Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield, opens in fall 2016. The first Picador edition comes with stunning wraparound original artwork by Yuko Shimizu and art directed by Picador creative director Henry Yee and with an introduction by Scorsese. A tie-in edition releases in Fall 2016. Shusaku Endo (1923-1996) was a Japanese Roman Catholic and a major figure in 20th-century Japanese literature. Endo's works have a cult following, author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) among them.