The action or process of adapting or being adapted; with respect to this site; something that is adapted; especially: a movie, book, play, etc., that is changed so that it can be presented in another form.

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Has Tolkien's estate ever sold the rights to adaptations of any Tolkien works?

Inspired by the comments on this question. J.R.R. Tolkien sold the rights to film adaptations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to United Artists in 1968 or 1969. Although he retained enough ...
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Which character in a comic book adaptation returned after staying dead the longest?

Many characters die in comicbook movies and shows, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: ...
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Why did David Bowie's proposal for a musical version of Orwell's “1984” fall through?

In honor of the late, great David Bowie, who died on January 10, 2016 As many people are aware, David Bowie's album Diamond Dogs contains several references to George Orwell's classic dystopian ...
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How faithful is the film “The Martian” to the book?

How faithful is the film "The Martian" to the book? Were there modifications for length or videographic reasons, or any more significant plot detail changes?
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Have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ever been adapted in an adult-oriented format?

The original series of TMNT comics were inspired by Frank Miller's work, and the tone was relatively dark and serious. In keeping with the "grim 'n gritty" feel to parody Frank Miller's Ronin/...
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Why did the Beatles' proposal to make a Lord of the Rings movie fall through?

As a lifelong Beatles fanatic, I am well aware of their plans to make a Lord of the Rings movie. When they hit the big time, that signed a contract for 3 feature films. The first two were A Hard Day'...
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Does the Great Ormond Street Hospital control who can make Peter Pan adaptations?

In 1929, J.M. Barrie transferred the rights to his book Peter Pan to a children's hospital in London, called the Great Ormond Street Hospital. They now receive royalties from all adaptations of the ...
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Have any of Fritz Leiber's works been filmed or optioned for movies/TV?

Wikipedia lists screen adaptations of just one novel and three short stories by prolific Golden Age SF and fantasy writer Fritz Leiber. Are there any other lesser-known adaptations of his work that ...
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Is the TV series The Secret Circle a faithful reproduction of the book series

I've been watching The Secret Circle recently & was very impressed by it. I found it to be the best among Teen fantasy shows on TV. But it has only 1 season & was cancelled. Wikipedia tells me ...
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Does The Dark Knight Returns fit into the DCAU continuity set up by Bruce Timm?

Bruce Timm seems to be the main connecting factor behind the DCAU Justice League cartoons and Batman Beyond. He's also one of the producer's behind The Dark Knight Returns film. Does this fit into ...
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How is the movie adaptation of R.I.P.D. different from the comic?

How is the movie adaptation of R.I.P.D. different from the comic? There appears to be no wiki for the comic. But seeing as to how the movie is considered to be a flop, I'm curious to know how faithful ...
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Marvel's Iron Man's Comic Connection with the Film

I wonder how much Marvel tries to keep story-lines similar between the movies and the comic books. Lots of things are very different. How come Iron Man's story is different from the comics, like ...
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Is the Dredd 3D script based on a comic?

Is the Dredd 3D script based on a specific Judge Dredd comic? I ask because I find the number of egregious similarities to the Indonesian martial arts film, Serbuan Maut, quite striking. The fact that ...
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Do monsters walk back through Town Portals in Diablo fiction?

In the Diablo I, II, and III video games, the character can create a town portal to come back to town and sell the loot they have aquired, rest, heal up, etc. I know, at least I think I do, that the ...
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Who was the first author to rework another scifi/fantasy authors character?

Philip José Farmer is the first modern author that I know of to rework another authors scifi/fantasy character. He rewrote Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan character from a first person perspective in two ...
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Which movie fits most closely to Dean Koontz's Watchers?

To my knowledge there have been three four attempts to adapt Dean Koontz's novel Watchers to a movie. Watchers Watchers II Watchers 3 Watchers Reborn As from what I've read of these, they all ...