Our 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!
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.
Music: The Kraken by Hans Zimmer from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest score
-Feb 7 (US), Feb 14 (UK)
-Based on the non-fiction novel by Robert M Edsel
-Feb 12 (US), Feb 7 (UK)
-Reboot of the 1987 film
-by GP Taylor
-Sequels: The Ghost Diamonds, Ship of Fools
-Written by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman
-Directed by Jonathan Newman
-Starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Aneurin Barnard and Mella Carron