Re-visioning: Isn't there already a film version of this book?
Television and comics serials get 'rebooted' and filmic versions of classics pile up in seemingly endless succession. Re-adaptations must acknowledge the visual heritage of the adaptations that came before them, while also asserting some sort of uniqueness - a return to the source text or a resituating in time and space: an 'update.' This panel will interrogate the need for such re-imaginings. What makes a character or world ripe for re-envisioning, and what shapes the way that re-envisioning occurs?
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Muppet versions of Treasure Island or Christmas Carol
The multiple filmic versions of Jane Austen novels
Contemporaneous canonical versions of superheroes
Illustration history through multiple editions of a text
book-film-novelization of film chronologies