Fan Effect

Sonic, “Call of the Wild”, “The Invisible Man” and the Challenge of Adapting Games and Books Into Movies

The leading box office movies of the past month have all been adaptations of either books or a video game: “Sonic the Hedgehog”; “The Call of the Wild”; “The Invisible Man”.  But if you’ve been paying attention, this is not a recent trend.

Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Kristian Odland, GeekTyrant.com writer and “One Minute Critic” on Instagram, to discuss these three recent movies, as well as Hollywood’s apparent shift away from writing screenplays and creating imaginative movies about original characters. Is it Hollywood’s fault…or are they just reacting based on our consumer choices?  They also argue whether you should read the book first…or see the movie first!

Published: Tuesday March 03, 2020
Runtime: 01:09:02