For the Books:
For the Film:
- Executive Meddling: Director David L. Cunningham, who hated the finished product, claims that this is a large reason why the movie turned out so utterly different from the book.
- What Could Have Been: Prior to 2005, the rights to do a film of the book were held by The Jim Henson Company and Andrew Klavan was attached as the screenwriter. Whether this would have resulted in a better film is anyone's guess.
- It would be hard for it not to.