A number of upcoming movies based on books got us thinking about what makes a good adaptation. Is it straight imitation? Or something inventive that veers wildly from its source material? You can read what authors, super fans and adaptation specialists had to say on the subject, and also get an early feel for the likelihood of success of upcoming releases.
And to get excited — or extremely nervous — about what directors and screenwriters are doing with beloved books, take a look at teaser trailers for adaptations getting wide releases in the next few months.
“Cloud Atlas” (Opens Oct. 26)
“Anna Karenina” (Opens Nov. 16)
“Life of Pi” (Opens Nov. 21)
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Opens Dec. 14)
“Les Miserables” (Opens Dec. 25)
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