13 Writers Who Hate Movie Adaptations Of Their Work

13 Writers Who Hate Movie Adaptations Of Their Work

Although it is not exactly fair to suggest that Hollywood is devoid of creative ideas, it is undeniable that liiterary adaptations account for a considerable share of the films released each year. While it may appear simple to adapt a book into a film because there would be a story in place, films and books are two completely different narrative media, as well as what works in one does not always transfer well to another.

As a result, many writers choose to be personally involved in the modification process to ensure that their work isn't dramatically altered throughout the move from page to screen.

You may assume that as a writer, you'd want to see your work on the big screen, even if the people who put it there made a few creative liberties... but these 13 authors don't think so. They despise the big-screen adaptation of their work and are eager to tell everyone about it.

Patriot Games

Tom Clancy hated the Patriot Games movie so much, he almost took his name off. Well, he did ask for that, but he changed his mind at the last second and asked them to put it back in the credits. Не loathed the movie so much, he complained publicly that, of the movie's 200-ish scenes, only one resembles something in the book. CRACKED COM



The author of the Akira manga thought the movie would be an awful flop. The first half was good, he thought, but quality went down in the second half as the money ran out, and he was sure the movie would fail terribly. CRACKED COM


Dragon Ball

The creator of Dragon Ball isn't too happy with Son Goku in the anime. So once Dragon Ball got animated, at any rate, I've always been dissatisfied with the righteous hero--type portrayal they gave him. I guess I couldn't quite get them to grasp the elements of poison that slip in and out of sight among the shadows, he said (translated from Japanese). CRACKED COM


V for Vendetta

Alan Moore read the screenplay for the V for Vendetta adaptation, and hated it. His exact words were: I've read the screenplay. It's rubbish. Не also asked to have his name taken off the movie's credits. CRACKED COM


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl hated the first adaptation of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Not only did he dislike that they took out Charlie from the title, he was also really angry about the fact that they added scenes that weren't there originally. CRACKED COM


American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis thinks the movie American Psycho was just unnecessary. American Psycho was a book I didn't think needed to be turned into a movie. I think the problem with American Psycho was that it was conceived as a novel, as a literary work with a very unreliable narrator at the center of it and the medium of film demands answers, said Ellis. CRACKED COM


One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey really disliked the One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest movie. Не wrote a screenplay, but Hollywood turned him down-he later said I really wrote it to be as weird as I thought being in the nuthouse was. But it was not what they wanted. I was naive at the time. I wanted to do The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and they wanted to do Hogan's Heroes. CRACKED.COM


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