Never say that people in the film industry are unwelcoming or just worried about their own movies. They often simply allow writers to write their finely crafted words and stories, which they then adapt into films. Some stay true to the author’s original work, while others explore newly uncharted territory using the source material. All of them, on the other hand, are magnificent. However, some authors have been adapted so many times that they cannot be attributed to Hollywood benevolence. Let’s take a look at some of the most talented writers whose writings have been adapted into films many times over.
British writer Agatha Christie was the champion of detective novels, as she has often demonstrated throughout her illustrious career. She has published a total of 66 detective books, many of which have been adapted for film, television, radio, theater and even video games! In the majority of these stories, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, two of his most famous detectives, figure prominently. His most acclaimed work, “And Then There Were None,” also set the prototype for the not-so-famous modern horror film “Friday the 13th.”
America’s greatest comedian is best known for ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ and ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’. However, it’s the time-traveling tale “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” that has proven to inspire most movies over the years. If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of these many releases, you might remember “Unidentified Flying Oddball”, “Army of Darkness”, “Black Knight” or “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court”. These are all variants based on Twain’s work.
He is one of the most recent writers to have inspired so many book adaptations. King has 204 completed movies and TV episodes under his belt. As is the case with most pulp writers today, Stephen King has written original screenplays and episodic television series for the past 40 years. Moreover, he is the only novelist to have made a film based on his own writing. With the box office triumph of this year’s “It,” new adaptations of “The Shining,” “The Stand” and “Pet Sematary,” its success seems like a done deal.