Are all movies produced from screenplays only?
Many have been inspired by novels. Think Harry Potter and Twilight. But, did you know that there are a large number inspired by short stories?
Here are a few just to give you an idea:
Sleepy Hollow – based on Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Birds – based on Daphne du Maurier’s story with the same name
Minority Report – based on Philip K. Dick’s story with the same name
I, Robot – inspired by a collection of short stories by Issac Asimov of the same name
Candyman – based on Clive Barker’s collection of stories in the Books of Blood
They Live – based on Ray Nelson’s Eight O’Clock In the Morning
Dark Water – based on Koji Suzuki’s Floating Water
Screamers – based on Philip K. Dick’s Second Variety
The Thing – based on John W. Campbell Jr.’s Who Goes There?
In my next post, how does a short story get selected to be a film?