The fate of 15 characters of adapted films in books of source of inspiration

Films based on a book and adapted from a story previously designed by an author are often popular works. Of course, these works are not always successful and sometimes they even distort the readers' imaginations. But in Hollywood, we have countless works of adaptation that have been able to satisfy not only the general audience, but also the fans of the literary version of that work. These works are sometimes even more famous than the book itself. In the meantime, some book authors have been tempted to write a sequel to their book after the success of the movie. In the continuation of these stories, a different fate usually arises for the main characters and it is different from the ending formed in the mind of the audience. Here, we have reviewed 15 characters from Hollywood adaptations who have found a different fate in the continuation of the books that inspired the movies.

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Films based on a book and adapted from a story previously designed by an author are often popular works. Of course, these works are not always successful and sometimes they even distort the readers' imaginations. But in Hollywood, we have countless works of adaptation that have been able to satisfy not only the general audience, but also the fans of the literary version of that work. These works are sometimes even more famous than the book itself. In the meantime, some book authors have been tempted to write a sequel to their book after the success of the movie. In the continuation of these stories, a different fate usually arises for the main characters and it is different from the ending formed in the mind of the audience. Here, we have reviewed 15 characters from Hollywood adaptations who have found a different fate in the continuation of the books that inspired the movies.

1. In the continuation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", Charlie's grandparents become children

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2. Forrest Gump goes on to become homeless, talks to his wife's ghost, and meets the real Tom Hanks at the Oscars

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The movie "Forrest Gump" which was made in 1994, has many differences from the source of its adaptation which is the novel of the same name written by Winston Groom. The book is darker and largely unpleasant. But when Groom planned to publish the continuation of his book, he had to move not on the basis of his previous story line but on the path that the film had taken the story in that direction. In Forrest Gump, Jenny, Forrest's wife and forever love, does not die. But Robert Zimkes had planned the death of Jenny for the end of the film. This made Winston Groom in the second book put Forrest in a state where he is always talking to his wife's spirit. But the more important thing is that the character of Forrest faces big problems in the second book, which may be unimaginable for a movie as clear as "Forrest Gump". He becomes homeless, loses his business, and is even blamed in some wartime cases. In order to show the reconciliation between the new book and the successful film adaptation, Groom even sends the character of Forrest Gump to the Oscar ceremony at the end of the book to meet Tom Hanks and also attend the awards ceremony.

3. A decade after The Graduate, Ben and Elaine welcome Mrs. Robinson into their children's new life

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One of the famous Hollywood family drama films in the 1960s, which received a lot of attention in Iranian cinemas, is "Fargh al-Tahsil" by Mike Nichols. This movie is adapted from an American novel of the same name written by Charles Webb. In this film, the story of a young man from the middle level of American society is shown, who is not very satisfied with the living conditions of his social class. But the way he chooses to escape from this situation is not compatible with the beliefs of the family and the customs of the society. He falls in love with the elderly wife of his father's colleague, Mrs. Robinson. In the meantime, the emotional relationship between him and his lover's daughter, Elaine, brings the story into interesting spaces. Finally, Ben kidnaps Elaine in the middle of her wedding to another man so that they can start their lives away from their families and their strict rules. The movie "The Graduate" was very successful at the box office and was among the top Hollywood movies. But Charles Webb put off writing the second part of this book until years later. Until in 2005, he wrote a sequel to Ben and Elaine's life story called "Family School" The story of this book takes place ten years after the previous story and in the 70s. Ben and Elaine live on an island far away from their families. Almost none of them have the constraints of their families and even decide not to send their children to school. But they encounter problems and the only solution is to get help and the presence of Mrs. Robinson, Elaine's mother and Ben's previous lover. Of course, the second book was not as successful as the first edition.

4. More than two decades after the movie "Rosemary's Baby" (Rosemary's Baby), now Rosemary wakes up from a 26-year-old coma and is sent to hell

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One of the best horror novels that was able to reach general acceptance and have a very high sale is the book "Rosemary's Baby" by Ira Levin. A few years after the popularity of this book, Roman Polanski made a film based on the story of "Rosemary's Baby" with the same name. The story is that Rosemary, who unintentionally lives with her husband in the vicinity of strange neighbors, is now pregnant at the insistence of those around her. At the end of the movie, she realizes that she has the devil's child in her stomach. This movie was very popular and was nominated and won prestigious awards including Oscar and Golden Globe. But thirty years later in 1997, Ira Levin wrote a sequel to this book called "Rosemary's Son". In the continuation of the story, Rosemary knows that her child is from the devil, but she keeps him. After 26 years, he wakes up from a long coma and realizes that his son has become a world famous Catholic leader. But these are all plans of Satan. When Rosemary finds out about this story, the devil drags her to hell and even there she has sexual relations with her son as ordered by the devil. Even though the second book was also noticed by the fans of this story, the director has not yet shown his desire to continue this story.

5. In the continuation of the movie "Snowbreaker", the people on the train refuse to continue the journey for fear of encountering the remains of the previous story

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p>"Snowbreaker" is an exciting movie made in 2013 by a Korean director. In this film, a train of survivors of the human race is moving towards an unknown place to continue living. The planet is frozen and there is no hope left. But inside the train, there is conflict between different social classes. This movie is based on the French comics of the same name. But the film has differences with the stories. At the end of the movie, everyone dies and only two children remain. that they are reassured by seeing a polar bear on the horizon that life still exists. But in the first book, everyone dies and no one survives. In the second book, many explorers get off the train for fear of encountering the ruins left over from the previous book. But in the last published book, the story completely left the train and the explorers entered the world of genetic experiments.

6. The first character of the movie "Drive" changed his name in the second book and seeks revenge

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7 . Years after the movie "Election", Tracy tries to manage a school and follows the MeToo movement in America

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The movie "Elect" is an adventure drama about holding school council elections. Reese Witherspoon, who played the role of Tracy, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1999 for her spectacular performance in this film at the age of 23. Tracy is a strong and fighting girl who works alone to be on the school council. But in the end he loses to his rival and at the end of the movie it is shown as if he is still looking for political work after school. But Tom Protta when the continuation of the book from which the movie "Elections" was adapted wrote, decided to consider a different fate for Tracy's character. Now, after twenty-four years, he no longer pursues political activities and has become an assistant principal in a suburban school. Tracy is trying to reach the school administration, and in the meantime, she joins the MeToo movement that started in America to protect the privacy of women and remembers some memories of the school and her male colleagues.

8. Soldier Joker in the continuation of "Full Metal Jacket" is no longer loyal to the US Army and joins the Viet Cong

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One of Stanley Kubrick's most famous films is "Full Metal Case". This film, which won the Oscar for the best adaptation, deals with the bad effects of war on the soldiers' psyche. Kubrick made this film by adapting a novel written in a biographical form by Gustav Hosford. Its story is about some soldiers who are being trained for the Vietnam War and during the training they undergo a personality transformation due to mental pressure. After a while, they are even given nicknames by the commander to make fun of them, and one of the soldiers becomes known as the Joker. At the end of "Full Metal Shell", the Joker is killed due to a confrontation with the Viet Cong. But a few years later, when Gustav Hosford wrote a sequel called "Phantom Blooper", he had a different vision for the character of the Joker. Now he has become a completely anti-war person and after a while he left the American army and joined the Viet Cong.

9. After "Fight Club" Ravi and Marla get married and Tyler is found again

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The psychological thriller "Fight Club" is one of the controversial works of David Fincher in the 90s. The film itself is complex enough with an unbelievable ending. But the interesting point is the processing of a more complex story by the author of the novel "Fight Club" in the continuation of the first book. In 1999, Fincher made this film based on the book of the same name written by Chuck Palahniuk. "Fight Club" lost the box office and popularity in festivals due to the many complications and criticisms that were brought to it by the critics. But later its home versions made up for its sales. The film has an unnamed character who is constantly referred to as the narrator. After several failures, he meets a man named Tyler who has a different worldview and they decide to establish a fight club together. They continue to use this club as a meeting place for terrorists. But in the end, the narrator realizes that Tyler is his illusion and gets rid of him by committing suicide. But in the book "Fight Club 2", Chuck Palahniuk decided to give the narrator the name Sebastian and put him in a married life with an old love named Marla, who now has a child from this marriage. But the complexity of the story begins when Sebastian's wife, by changing his pills, causes Tyler to return and his attempt to start another terrorist club. But this is not the only strange event in the sequence of the story. Rather, the author breaks the fourth wall in the second book and enters the story himself, and is even killed by Tyler at the end of the story.

10. After L.A. Confidential, Oxley's character confronts a corrupt boss and tries to expose him.

The crime and neo-noir movie "Los Angeles Confidential" was adapted from the third book of the quartet called "L.A. Quartet" written by James Ellroy in 1997. This movie deals with the corruption among police officers in America in the 1950s. In the meantime, there is an interesting look at the secret connections of the policemen with the celebrities of those years. In this movie, the main character Ed Exley is a police officer who enters the case to fight corruption and uncover a murder. There is a commander named Smith in the story who dies at the end of the film, but the people around him do not scandalize his moral and financial cases. While in the book, Smith's character survives, but is not accountable for his mistakes. James Ellroy, the author of the book, was not at all satisfied with this adaptation due to the extensive changes of the filmmakers and not being faithful to the book. But when he was writing the fourth part of the book called "White Jazz", he again considered Ed Exley as a policeman to fight corruption, who this time is trying to remove and scandalize his new boss.

11. In the continuation of "Sideways", Miles again decides to go on a road trip, but this time he has other companions besides Jack

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In 2004, the American writer Rex Pickett wrote a novel based on his life called "Byways". After some disappointment, Alexander Payne decided to make a low-budget film based on this novel. The story is about a sad and loser writer named Miles who is forced to become a teacher. To escape from his circumstances, he along with a friend named Jack, a way The journey to reach the wine city is Santa Barbara, California. This film was able to win the Oscar for the best adaptation and is an inspiration for many. But after the success of the film, Rex Pickett, in the second version of the book, could not repeat this success. He returned to the characters of his first book seven years later, but the story he told was very different. Again, Miles goes to Jack to start a road trip together, but this time Miles' mother and her Filipino maid are in the car with them. On the other hand, Miles wrote a book that made him famous and now he has come to terms with the fame and has no problem with it. In fact, the new book questions many of the values of the first book that were prominent in the movie.

12. Hawkeye's character as the hero of "The Last of the Mohicans" continues to fall in love again with another woman who wants to take him across the desert

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James Fenimore Cooper was an American army officer during the civil wars of this continent. In 1826, he published a novel called "The Last of the Mohicans" in which he dealt with the battle between the English and the French for the possession of Indian lands in America. In this novel, the name of the main character is Hawkeye. A British man who, due to an accident, left the place where the Indians lived and was raised by them. He is the translator and guide of two English women who go to the Indian land for tourism. Hawkeye falls in love with one of these women. But after some time, the war started and the situation changed completely. In 1992, a movie was made based on this novel and Daniel D. Lewis played the role of Hawkeye. Cooper published not only one novel based on the adventures of the American Civil War, but in five books, in most of them, the main character is Hawkeye, but his name is Nettie Bumpoo, who fought the Indians. But in the book written a year after "The Last of the Mohicans", Hawkeye falls in love again. But he has an independent and freedom-loving character who is not very faithful in love and continues on his way more.

13. In the continuation of the "Annihilation" story, Lena is interrogated about the forbidden zone and even a new path is opened for her companions

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"Annihilation" was made in 2018 by Alex Garland, in the genre of action and fantasy. This film is an adaptation of a book of the same name, which mostly aims to investigate environmental issues and atmospheric pollutants. In the film, the main character, Lena, a biologist, finally returns to her husband after many attempts to save an area called Shimmer. The ending of the film is ambiguous and ends only with the scene where Lena's eyes sparkle in her husband's arms. But the book is even more ambiguous and has no comprehensible ending for the audience. Some time later Jeff Vandermer wrote the continuation of the book based on this story that now Lena must answer for the activities she did in the Shimmer area. This character escapes at the end of the second book to create a new path for his companions.

14. The villain Jack Foley goes to prison again after "Out Of Sight" and enters into criminal and romantic adventures by communicating with an experienced thief

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In 1998, Steven Soderbergh makes an action film of the same name, adapting the novel "Out of Sight" by Elmore Leonard. Jack Foley, the main character of the film, is a villain who escapes from prison and in a sabotage operation is forced to take a US military marshal, who is a woman named Carl, hostage. This incident creates a romantic relationship between them. But in the book, this relationship does not go far and Foley returns to prison. In 1999, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Film. After 11 years, Leonard decided to write a sequel to this book. In the new story, Jack Foley is still thinking about wrongdoing in prison, and in the meantime, he meets an experienced thief. This acquaintance causes Foley to have a romantic relationship with his friend's girlfriend who is in prison. This relationship helps him to reach an important position outside the prison.

15. After many years, Tom Ripley, the main character of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (The Talented Mr. Ripley) married a rich French woman and became a partner in an art forgery operation

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Patricia Highsmith wrote a crime and psychological novel called "The Gifted Mr. Ripley" in the 1950s. In the late 1990s, this novel caught the attention of Hollywood director Anthony Mengla, and he made a film with the same name. In this movie, Ripley's character is a sociopath who has a personality disorder and has a murderous side. He kills his close friend and makes himself his heir for the rest of his life. On the other hand, he establishes a homosexual relationship with a character named Peter. But in the end it turns out that Peter is an illusion and he kills it too. Highsmith wrote the continuation of this book in the 70s, and after that he planned three more sequels for the story. But the main issue In the second novel, which is a continuation of Ripley's character, he marries a rich French woman and attains a legendary fortune. Ripley is not satisfied with these and takes part in the operation of forging works of art. After the reality of Ripley's face is revealed, he is forced to reawaken his killer personality.

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