What Makes A Book Unfilmable?

by Zack Beauchamp

Steven Lloyd Wilson wonders:

We are teetering on the edge of being able to create absolutely anything in photorealistic detail, provided the artist or filmmaker has the skill to actually pull it off. That doesn’t mean all CGI looks great, or even should always be the tool used, anymore than the existence of dictionaries and word processors means we’re all Shakespeare. But it does mean that the barrier of what makes a story unfilmable moves away from technical ability and into the actual strengths of the medium. There are stories that simply cannot be done justice in the form of film.