Film adaptations are a common occurrence in Hollywood and each day another studio announces it's new page to screen phenomenon.
Recently, a few of the films based on novels that have made it to the theatres have included "The Hobbit", "Twilight", "Les Miserables" and "The Hunger Games", just to name a few.
Anne Rice, iconic author of over 30 novels, recently announced pre-production on her novel; "Christ the Lord - Out of Egypt".
This practice, however, is nothing new. Film makers have often sought out novels for their automatic name recognition, established fans and a genuine lack of fresh ideas.
In keeping with this theme, we have created a list of the "Top 5 Page to Screen Adaptations". We decided to keep the list to 5 because without setting a limit, this list could have go on forever.
The list does not include comic book to film adaptations or graphic novel adaptations again due to length issues.
Once again, these are only the opinion of the "Tampa Bay Book Examiner". As always, we welcome your own lists and comments.
Without further ado, here's our list of the "Top 5 Page to Screen Adaptations":