This happens all the time. A book considered to be brilliant, gets in the hands of a producer that has no idea how to bring the story to life.
The seventh installment in Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series has been released on the big screen and has a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yes, that’s bad.
What’s that, you’ve never heard of Jo Nesbo?
“A Norwegian writer, musician, former economist and reporter. As of March 2014 more than 3 million copies of his novels have been sold in Norway, and his work has been translated into over 40 languages, selling 30 million copies worldwide. Nesbø is primarily known for his crime novels about Inspector Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre.”
If you like crime novels, Nesbo’s Harry Hole series is a must read. But do yourself a favor, start with book one The Bat.
Another example of the poor movie adaptation of a book is Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. I had not read any of the books prior to seeing the movie. To be honest, the movie wasn’t that bad. After reading the first three books of the series I believe the movie would have been better off following the book. The movie seems to pick and choose kid friendly moments out of the first three books.
What’s your least favorite book to movie debacle?