Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

James Patterson wants fans of the Maximum Ride series to know that they shouldn’t lose hope about a potential movie series.

A film franchise was on the horizon until getting derailed. Now the project is searching for a director.

Speaking of James Patterson films, his Witch and Wizard series looking to be well on its way, directed by Dan Percival. Alex Cross opens October 19th, starring Tyler Perry.

The book is the book, and it’s there,” Patterson said on the differences between the books and the movies. “And the movie is the movie.”

Patterson’s books have sold over $3 billion. In 2010, his books sold more than John Grisham, Dan Brown, Tom Clancy and Stephen King all combined.

So what does Patterson think about Perry’s portrayal of Alex Cross as compared with Morgan Freeman’s in the movies Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider?

“Tyler is much closer to the character in the books,” the prolific novelist said.


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