A film adaptation of the Irish-language novel The Book Of The Dead was released on Tuesday, but critics are still ranting about it.
The film, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, was the first film by the company that owns the rights to the book and has been compared to The Books of Narnia.
The film follows the events of the novel, written in 1916 by Irish novelist Patrick Ness and starring Daniel Day – who plays the titular character.
It’s all nonsense, says critics, who are accusing the company of selling it for a tidy sum.
It is the latest in a string of film adaptations of the book.
In December, The Weinstein Company announced it was adapting the novel into a TV series.
And earlier this year, a group of authors sued a film-makers claiming they were duped into buying the rights for a film based on their work.
It’s a shame it’s the book people are talking about, says director James Foley.
It’s an important work, he says, adding that it will probably never be made in the UK because the UK is so big, and that it’s a pity the movie was made in Ireland.
A spokesperson for the company said that it had been looking for a suitable filmmaker for several years.