Adaptation #74: The School Boy and the Curse of the Midas Gun

header074Our hosts are a bit overwhelmed this episode as we discuss GP Taylor’s The Midas Box and the film adaptation The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box. While enjoying the magical realism of the book, there was a lot to take in, and while the movie had them laughing (probably unintentionally), it was a little watery.

Let us know what you thought of the book, the film and our discussion in the comments!

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Last Airbender, Beautiful Creatures and City of Bones.

SHOW NOTES:

Music: The Kraken by Hans Zimmer from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest score

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-Reboot of the 1987 film

Main Discussion

Mariah Mundi- The Midas Box

-by GP Taylor

-Sequels: The Ghost Diamonds, Ship of Fools

The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box (2013)

-Written by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman

-Directed by Jonathan Newman

-Starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Aneurin Barnard and Mella Carron

Next episode: #75 on I, Frankenstein the comic and the film
Previous episode: #73 on Brian Percival’s film The Book Thief
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