Hollywood frequently buy the rights to a book or other form of media and changes things, characters, narrative, etc.....
Especially if they develop it as a big budget blockbuster like this appears to be. I think the mentaility is, they like the basic concept and the built in awareness a popular book or other form of media brings. Built in audience. It sounds like the book would be hard to get right as a straight adaptation.
Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning:
Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.
One of the best plays Matt has ever made.