Originally Posted by hooked01
Well, they made The Colorado Kid into the series Haven which is in its third/fourth(?) season and that was a short story. It seems like they'll take anything that Steven King writes and turn it into a movie or TV show, even if it's just one paragraph long.
Technically, "AI: Artifical Intelligence" wasn't even a real short story and they made a movie about that, too. It was essentially a story outline called "Supertoys to Last All Summer" that really didn't resolve itself as a full story.
I've heard of series that spawned from just one phrase the writer heard someone say. I may be mistaken, but I believe the series "dead Like Me" spawned from just a single thought: what if the Grimm Reaper had a day job?
I think that movies like "The Hunger Games" should be a reminder that basing something on a fully fleshed out series of books doesn't necessarily create quality movies or TV shows. Sometimes a good concept you can build on works better than a complete work.