This was one of my favourite novels of recent years, so I was both excited and timorous to learn it was being adapted for the screen. There were a few sleepless nights about Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks clones murdering the roles with saccharine-laced dialogue and a silky, nauseating voice-over, all culminating in a morass of sentimental tripe. So I was pleased to see I'd barely heard of the actors chosen.
The film, due for release in the autumn, will receive considerable hype, especially given this HUGE advance the novelist got for her next book based on sales of TTTW.
Few great novels make the transition to film well (some ordinary ones are occasionally transformed into great cinema by a talented and visionary screenwriter; plenty of terrible ones go on to make terrrible films, mentioning no names, Dan Brown), so we'll have to wait and see.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest would be my ultimate success when it comes to adaptation. Any others?