Imagine, if you will, that for whatever reason, no cinematic or television adaptation of Harper Lee’s great work had ever been made, or even greenlighted. Imagine further that someone has recently acquired the rights to the story of Atticus Finch; filming began, say, a month ago, and the movie’s scheduled for a December 2011 release. It’s a major, big-studio release, with name actors in every significant role.
Would you expect the movie to be fucked up? If yes, what do you expect would be done badly?