5 Book To Film Adaptations That Worked (& Five That Missed The Mark)
Question: What's the best way to draw in an audience, create a new idea, and make a ton of money? Answer: Book-to-film adaptations. Over the years, Hollywood has grown and expanded upon hundreds of different stories, many based on popular book series. From fantasy to sci-fi to even horror, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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While some of these adaptations hit the mark, there are many that fall short. For numerous reasons, some adaptations succeed, while others fail. As such, here are five book-to-film adaptations that worked and five that missed the mark.
Hands down, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is one of the most influential book adaptations of all time. Not only was the material done in a way that honored the books, but it finally gave audiences a proper adaptation.
Before LOTR was released, the idea of doing a fantasy series as a film franchise was simply a pipe dream. When LOTR came out with its jaw-dropping visuals, timely themes, awesome lines, and brilliant acting, the stage was set for a new kind of film genre.
For the longest time, there were many attempts to adapt Eoin Colfer's unique fantasy series, Artemis Fowl. Many drafts came and went until 2020 when Disney finally made and released a film adaptation. Unfortunately, they probably should have gone through a few more drafts.
The adaptation doesn't just suffer from poor visuals and weak plot but from poor usage of the ...
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