With hardly a single original script left in Hollywood, there’s a good chance the next film you’re going to watch is based on a novel or short story, even loosely.
So wouldn’t it be nice not to go through the tedious process of going online and trying to find out on what book by what author the film is based on? Wouldn’t it be a lot simpler to get the answer just by seeing the poster? shystone has you covered.
The Social Network
Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires.
Loosely based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”.
Based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian novelist.
Based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by by Philip K. Dick.
Loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma.
Cape Fear (1991 version)
An adaptation from the novel The Executioners by John D. MacDonald.
Based on Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness.
Road to Perdition
Deeply informed by the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series.
An adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovelland Jeffrey Kluger.
Planet of the Apes
Based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boulle.
An adaptation of the 1979 bestselling novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.
There Will be Blood
Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!.
An adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup.
Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.
Million Dollar Baby
Based on short stories by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and “cutman” Jerry Boyd. Originally published under the title Rope Burns, the stories have since been republished under the film’s title.
Full Metal Jacket
An adaptation of Gustav Hasford’s 1979 novel The Short-Timers.