The Between Failures blog has heard rumors of an upcoming movie adaptation of House and shares some concerns about converting Bellairs’ prose into a feature film:
That book was written at a time when children were allowed to experience fear. What would a modern film company do to such a book? More horrifying things than anything the writer conjured up I’m sure.But then the Media Macaroni blog would like to see House as done by the Coen Brothers. You know - for kids. Stargazingfool’s commentary on such a thing is the complete other side of the coin. They say don’t:
I just know that I can't be the only person who doesn't like it when my favorite books are turned into movies. I love reading, and I do have some favorite movies, but it just seems like it takes all of the imagination out of my favorite books to see them as movies.