It’s been done for decades–a book gets turned into a movie. It seems like the trend has been picking up faster and faster. Books seem to be out barely out for a couple of years before they become transformed into the film medium. Recent examples are the Dragon Tattoo books and The Hunger Game trilogy.
What have been your favorite and least favorite book to film crossovers? Personally, I find that many of Stephen King’s earlier books (who I am a huge fan of) don’t come across well on film. (Exceptions would be Misery, The Shinning and Carrie.) But those movies were changed in many areas, even the endings, when transferred to film. And I think picking the right actors (Kathy Bates, Jack Nicholson, Sissy Spacek) makes a huge difference. ((I’m still hoping Jensen Ackles will play the lead detective in my novel, Spider’s Truth!))
So what do YOU think?