How To Adapt A Book To A Movie

Not every book should be made into a movie—most would agree. So what makes The Martian an exception? Tyler Mowery looks at some of the techniques used to translate Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel to the screen. By modifying the story to best fit its medium, the film succeeds in bringing the book to life in the most cinematic way possible.


Space Opera

Ridley Scott

The Martian