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8 Movies You Didn't Know Were Based on Books

Schuyler J. Dievendorf | 11 Jul 2014 11:05
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Not all movies are original, some are adaptations of another medium. Books are the source of much of Hollywood's material, and today we give you eight movies that you probably didn't know started their life as books. Get ready to add a few titles to your reading list.


Die Hard is based on the 1979 book Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. They changed quite a bit, the barefoot protagonist was changed from Joseph Leland to John McClane. They didn't stop there, the tower was changed from Klaxon corporate headquarters to Nakatomi Plaza, and the hero isn't there for his wife but for his daughter. Other than those changes it's pretty much the same.

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