How is a book picked to become a movie. .
I’m really hoping the book “Unwind” becomes a movie. How do they choose the books though? Can you nominate a book for that by writing a letter to the movie company?
http://184.108.40.206/search/cache?ei=UTF-8…Generally, there are two ways a book becomes a movie.1 – the production company has “scouts” that take notice of a book (maybe they read it first, noticed a review of it, or see that it is selling well). If it is determined that it can be translated to a visual medium, the production company will approach the publisher or agent.2 – the agent or publisher believes the work will translate well to a visual medium and approachesthe production companyIn either case, a book is ‘optioned’ for a select period of time and if no work has been made on it by the end of that time period, the rights revert back to the author. It’s good money, and I you do not have to pay it back if rights revert. However, it is not without risks – the author may or may not be included in the process, scripts may be bad, acting may be bad, the whole movie may resemble nothing from the book, etc.There are hundreds of production companies, so it would be difficult to know which one to write to. You could inquire about it to the book’s publisher’s, agent’s, or author’s website.
How much do writers whos books become movies make.
What is a % or an estimate of how much they make if the movie grosses around $200,000,000 worldwide
I would think it depended on the contract you signed. Just like with books. Some make much more than others, while others don’t make as much. Of course, it depended on much your movie grossed.
How did comic book characters become such a big hit for movies.
I guess movies like Superman and Batman really paved the way for the slew of comic book character movies that have been out.Other movies include Daredevil, Spider-man, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Fantastic 4, X-Men, and Captain America.What others can you think of.
Aside from name recognition and the “built-in” audience?–I think genre overlap has a lot to do with it. Stallone and a few other older action-movie stars have mentioned this as one of their complaints–that the superhero movie has easily _replaced_ the old-school action film. And the reason for that is fairly straight-foward–you get a bigger audience for your action film if there are science-fiction and/or futuristic elements to it. As per the Matrix movies, or the Star Wars films. Ditto if your sci-fi flick has action movie elements in it.And this also handily explains why people keep going back to Batman. When you have a good Batman movie, it appeals to sci-fi fans, superhero fans, action film buffs _and_ film-noir detective fans. Ideally. Meaning you pack the movie theater.–The other thing, I think, is also the one thing lots of folks in Hollywood don’t like to talk about.Simply put….there’s a HUGE, as in gigantic, backlog of exceedingly well-written comic-book stories waiting to be adapted into movies and/or TV series. As in some several year’s worth–more than the backlog of late 80s anime that got Japanese cartooning popular in the United States ten-plus years later. And yes, some of the movies have screwed this up–X3 and Spider-Man 3 really needed to focus on telling _one_ story with _one_ conflict at a time. The Reeve-era Superman movies really didn’t _need_ to go low-budget and become Richard Pryor comedies.But when the studio LETS the director trust the material….like with the first _Iron Man_ movie, it’s like, “Ok, how could this stuff _not_ be a hit?” Most of the writing has already been done–and done in a format that is implicitly a _storyboard_, which is how screenplays get translated into movies. All the material needs is some light editing and updating really–provided you’ve picked a good story to tell.And the backlog of material is large enough that even if you just stick to one comic book company–say DC Comics–you can still be really picky, and really pick and choose the best of the best.You can call this the “Well, it beats the hell out of _Twilight_ seven days a week” factor.Catch is getting a director who takes this stuff seriously and letting him work….
How does a book become a movie.
The books needs to be adapted to a screenplay by a screenwriter. Story is a good book about screenwriting. Adaptation is an entertaining movie about writing a screenplay.
How does an amazing book become horrible/boring movie.
I would like to write books that are successful as movies too. And I’m afraid that if the movies fail, it’ll destroy the reputation of my books.”Diary Of A Wimpy Kid” seems to be a successful book series and movie franchise. Not on the same large scale s”Harry Potter”and…
Hollywood and their crazy ways.Books end up HAVING to be changed, cut, added onto, and morphed when they’re made into movies. They want something fresh for people to see, because they think it will be “better,” but really the fans won’t care if the movie is more or less exactly the same as the book. Also, keep in mind that writing a book comes from one person . . . writing a movie involves input from many people! A bunch of ideas get tossed around, and most of them are god-awful, but that’s how it works. It’s much harder to make anything good with that many people than it is when you’re alone and content with your creative, brilliant mind. To finish, Hollywood is crazy. They “chase the market” so to speak and choose what they believe people will like, laugh at, or whatever the movie is about. And, to tell you the truth, movies are made for international countries before where they were made (USA in my case). Films make the MOST money overseas, so their interests are mostly considered by Hollywood. I hope this gave you some insight.
How does a book become a movie.
First, a book is decided on. This is either because the book would work well as a movie, or because the book is popular. Then movie rights are sold, usually for a healthy wad of cash. After that, they start work on the movie script, which is usually the story of the novel hacked to ribbons. Once the script is done, the movie shoots basically like an ordinary film.
How exactly do books become movies.
…such as Harry Potter, or Twilight for example?What is the process that a published book goes through, in order to become a movie? How do they get picked? What role does the author have in this? Do they send their ideas to various directors or something? I would really like to know. Thanks in advance! =D
Here’s a simplified explanation. A producer buys the film rights to the book from the author, then has a screenwriter write a script based on the book. He/she then hires a director, and that starts the ball rolling. I’m skipping all the steps of production — casting, locations, props, costumes, etc. but those are practical details of the production. The important thing is the first step.
How do books become movies.
So people write books and less than half of them become movies. But how to they decide which to produce or whatever? EX. the Vampire Diaries, Twilight, Flash Forward, Harry Potter, ect. Does the author suggest them to the producers or whatever (like Summit, ABC, CW) or does someone random reader or does the actual…
A production company or movie studio will contact the author (through the publisher or agent, usually) and negotiate to buy an option, the right to produce a movie based on the book by a specific date. If a novel it optioned, it doesn’t mean it’ll become a movie–about 80% don’t. What it does is hold onto the rights to adapt it for the screen for the production company which saw its potential first.If a company exercises its option, there’s a lot of negotiation. Unless the novelist is an experienced screenwriter, or carries some serious clout, usually they’re pretty much excluded from the whole process, other than cashing the check. They have no rights when the studio totally changes the work into something completely unlike the original.
How do books become movies.
Does a film company call the author, or does the author call them? does the author decide how accurate the movie is? How does this work?
In most cases, production companies call the publishing agency that produced the book, then they buy the rights to that book. From that point forward, it’s the screenwriters job to interpret the book and turn it into a screenplay. Authors usually don’t get too much of a say when it comes to turning the book into a film (they aren’t the director), unless of course that author is very famous, highly respected, or very wealthy
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