And the expectation that they would be faithful to the books, and
that a particular artisan would write the script, and that they would
work closely with her.
--did that all happen?
Of course none of us know the particulars but I haven't seen any
information to indicate anything other than Sci-Fi bought the rights to
make a film based on her work.
By now any author that is approached by the film industry about a movie
prospect should expect BASED ON to mean, "We want to use your work (to
attract your followers) but mold it to what suits us best"
Look at LoTR, even a work so revered was modified to fit the silver
screen better, should books of less renown expect any less?
Especially when approached by a low budget made for TV movie?
Perhaps - but then both sides are bound to the agreement and the
terms offered, right?
--again, not knowing the terms I can only speculate on what was done.
But, still, she kept her peace until she heard that one of the
Producers was explaining her viewpoint, incorrectly....
--agreed on that point, I overlooked that when I read the article the