November 20, 2008
Bad SF Novel Adaptation : The Running Man
The Running Man is a science fiction novel by Stephen King, published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1982 as a paperback original. And it's pretty good too, a nice sense of relentless pursual, and a frighteningly close hint at the reality TV to come in this decade. The film however moves the entire game show into a studio, which loses the real terror of the chase, puts Schwarzenegger in Lycra and blows stuff up. Tremendously disappointing. Check out the novel instead.