It’s been rather back and forth on this. I, like most fans would rather film versions of our favorite media be quite true to the source material. Sometimes they are close, like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. And other times, they are way off(Watchers, Starship Troopers, TMNT, Aragon, etc.). This is generally due to whatever demographic they are aiming their product at. Sometimes it is the personal likes/dislikes of the material by the Director or Producer or Scriptwriter that cause the story to stray. Either way, it is like flipping a coin, as to whether their version will be a success or not.
I bring this up, primarily because I am sick of horrible film adaptations of my favorite stories. I was really trying to stay positive on the reboots of previous adaptations that failed, as well. But, the reboots seem to fall in line with the others. Flip of a coin. Will there ever be a good adaptation of The Phantom, or TMNT? Maybe the stories I love, are not loved by others? Perhaps I have to go the route of crowd funding, and make my own as a fan film. Voltron, Star Trek(original series), and Mortal Kombat have done it. But I digress.
As of late, in all honesty, there has been a lot of fairly true adaptations. And, I hope that trend continues. What Disney has done with the Marvel properties has given me hope. So, let’s just see what happens. Star Wars Episode 7 will be here in no time, and I wonder what will be different(no lens flare please), and what will remain the same(bring back Lando!). Only J.J. knows for sure, right?
Keep your fingers crossed! Hmmmm…Indie Go Go, eh?…