SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-06-10 Interesting concept. So being scanned into a computer takes the place of being hopped up on loads of psychoactive pharmaceuticals, like in the book?
BHWW - 2013-06-10 Sometimes looser adaptions of books are the way to go; I think for instance the 1972 film version of Solaris should have paired Kris Kelvin up with a sassy robot sidekick.
SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-06-10 Looser adaptations are nearly ALWAYS the way to go on sci-fi books, especially ones more than 20 years old. By that I mean, they need to update the setting and often staple more realistic (less Vulcan and sexist) personalities on the characters.
The problem comes when they miss the core concepts of certain characters and whatever the "big idea" in the story is. See: I Am Legend.
Blue - 2013-06-11 What sucks about "I am Legend" is that they made the good movie and went back to deliberately shit it up because the ending was a little sad according to focus groups.