I HAVE MANY OF THE BOOKS THAT WERE NOVEL- LIASATIONS(IF THAT'S THE RIGHT WORD?)O F THE SCREEN PLAYS, BUT I CAN'T FIND ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FILM........I HAVE THE ORIGINAL PIERRE BOULLE NOVEL BUT WAS THERE ONE OF THE FILM ADAPTION /SCRIPT AS THERE WAS OF THE SEQUELS?........ AND ALSO WAS THERE ONE OF THE RECENT RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES ??????I'VE LOOKED FOR BOTH OF THESE ON LINE BUT FOUND NOTHING MY LOCAL BOOKSHOPS COULDN'T HELP.......SO DO THEY EXSIST?????????????/ ANYONE KNOW??????
- You're right, there's no novelisation of the first movie. The idea was that the original novel existed and had a similar story, but of course the novel and the movie are quite different. There are comic adaptations but that is all. Likewise, there is no novelisation of 'Rise'. I think Fox got burned with all the merchandise they commissioned for the 2001 Tim Burton movie and didn't want to make the same mistake. I suppose there is a possibility that if 'Dawn' is a success they might allow novelisations of both to go ahead.