Then came the summer of 2013.
I like to watch movies, so when it came time to pick out the movies I’d spend my time watching I smiled when I realized something: many of the big summer releases were based on books, plays, TV shows, toys or comics from years gone by.
Here are some, starting from the most recent creations and going back in time:
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
Based off of toys first created in 1983
Based off of the comic book character created in 1974
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Based off of the TV show created in 1966
Iron Man 3
Based off the comic book character created in 1963
The Smurfs 2
Based off the characters created in 1958
Man of Steel
Based off the comic book character Superman who first appears in comics in 1938
Based off of the radio program that first aired in 1933
The Great Gatsby
Based on the book published in 1925 (5th time this book has been made into a movie!)
Last but not least:
Much Ado About Nothing
Based on a play from 1623
Well, if Hollywood can outright remake other people’s stories, I shouldn’t worry if some of my work is influenced in some way, shape or form things I’ve read or seen.