Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 week ago

Why does Hollywood keep taking famous British books and making movies of them based in America?

A good example was the Girl on the Train. That was based in London. Hollywood changed it to America for the movie.

I'm pretty sure they'd have tried to base Harry Potter in America had J K Rowling not have put her foot down and said no.

They are remaking Roald Dah's 'the witches' now and they have changed the location from England (as it is in the book) and placing it in Alabama and the changed the English boy protagonist, Luke, into an African/American boy. WTF? Why change it?


Harry Potter is THE most successful movie franchise in history and that movie is based in ENGLAND. 

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 days ago

    An Americian-only Harry Potter film series without JK Rowling's input at all would be AWESOME.

    • Patsy7 days agoReport

      I wholly disagree. It would be awful and would likely have guns in there at one point.

  • 1 week ago

    They do this because there are two large markets for Hollywood films. Either they base the movie in the US, or in China.

    Your choice.

    • Patsy1 week agoReport

      They didn't base Harry Potter in America or China and it is THE most successful movie franchise in history, so your hypothesis is completely wrong.

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    Why do they do that

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