Personally, I think it's a lot of rubbish that the first book is too short on its own. As mentioned above, if the screenplay is written well enough, the book can easily be made into an hour and a half film.
This is the reason why I feel the film may fall flat on it's face. The plot will be rushed and it'll all be over before you can take it all in.
Didn't Eoin Colfer mention in an interview that someone's daughter was writing the screenplay? I'm just trying to remember.
optiguy wrote:Well, I think it sucks because AF and TAI are 2 completely different stories. You can't just jump from "I'm kidnapping you, Holly." to "Please help me, Holly." I mean, I think they could easily make an entire movie out of the first book.
Exactly, Holly at the end of AF was like "Grrr! I hate him! I hate him! I hate him!" and at the end of TAI she's like "Meh, you're not so bad. You're good after all." All of that in one film and newcomers to the story will be really
Disney has the rights to AF if I'm not mistaken?
*crosses fingers that they don't make it extremely cheesey*