Variety is reporting that Angelina Jolie will be starring in Fox 2000's film adaptation of Patricia Cornwell's Dr. Kay Scarpetta series. There are 16 Scarpetta novels, but this movie won't be an adaptation of a specific book.

The article mentions the movie versions of Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne books. Apparently, the people at Fox 2000 are hoping that this Cornwell adaptation will turn into another movie franchise loosely inspired by, rather than directly based on, a book series. (Doesn't that sound like a great move? That way they can kill off any genuinely plausible and interesting characters in the first ten minutes of the second film, and devote the rest of the series to snooze-inducing CGI action!)

I'd be upset about yet another bastardization of a popular book series, but I've always found both Angelina Jolie and Patricia Cornwell overrated and a little boring, so I can't bring myself to care.
Posted by: Julianka


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