We all love a good book. We all love a good film. But we all hate a bad adaptation. This year, major releases such as Brighton Rock and The Rum Diary (not to mention the final episode of the Harry Potter series), are due to attract big numbers in the box office. But with a plethora of books flying from the shelf to our cinema screens, what makes a good adaptation?
The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel in which a plague of flesh-eating undead liven up the classic Jane Austen tale has had surprising difficulty getting off the ground, but could director David Slade and Scarlett Johansson be the people to change all that?