Taking a well-known novel and adapting it for the big screen is risky business.
On the one hand, you risk completely destroying a fan’s image of the characters, story and setting they’ve come to know and love.
On the other? You’re opening a beloved tale up to millions of potential new fans.
And while we’ve seen it work time and time again – think Fight Club, The Hunger Games and even Harry Potter – there are some instances when Hollywood just doesn’t quite get it right.
Here are five examples of when stories should have been left on paper, rather than being caught on film. #SorryNotSorry
1. The Cat In The Hat
If there’s anything that could possibly destroy a Dr. Seuss book, it’s when it’s made into a movie. Cue: 2003’s Cat In The Hat starring Mike Meyers.