I just found out about this tonight and I have to say… I’m not feeling all too positively about it. I’ve talked about this in the past, it being a recent MM question, but I don’t always react well to my favourite books being made into movies.
When I found out they were making The Time Traveler’s Wife (being one of my two favourite books) into a movie, I wasn’t entirely convinced that it could be pulled off. I have yet, however, to actually see the film, so I’m holding off final judgements until I do.
But really? A series? I can come to terms with a movie. I could, maybe, even come around to a short mini-series. But a weekly television series? Part of, if not the central beauty of the novel is it’s structure. The way it’s story is both inherently reaching and yet self-contained due to the nature of Henry’s condition. It has to end, and it has to have that end anticipated, to reach it’s full impact. I can’t help but thing that drawing out the novel in weekly instalments will only take away from the story.
But that’s just my thoughts. What do you think?