Brady Simenson is an English instructor and Masters student at Northern Illinois University. He has been published with the Popular Culture Review and Pop Matters.
Junior Contributor II
What would happen if authors re-wrote novels the way directors remake movies?
Explore the way directors like Peter Jackson or Rob Zombie have made remakes of films that inspired them in the past (like King Kong and Halloween respectively), and discuss what might happen if this became as prevalent of a trend in literature. What if Stephen King rewrote The Lord of the Rings? Or Chuck Palahniuk rewrote The Great Gatsby? Why do film directors get this creative urge while authors seemingly don’t?