Recently I heard that Apple had acquired the rights to make a film of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. I originally discovered the Foundation trilogy when I was in high school, searching through the tiny library at our high school for any sf or fantasy to read. I enjoyed its vision of a distant future and a vast galactic empire that is about to fall (basically, it's the Fall of the Roman Empire recycled In Space), but found a lot of the actual narrative rather plodding (and the fake religion of Scientism actively disturbing). However, transforming what's a very cerebral, and often very talky, storyline into video format seemed to be either a recipe for a very dull, plodding, talky program or something that mostly took key names and concepts, but created a script with its own storyline (rather like the I, Robot movie a while back, which is either loved or hated by Asimov fans).
So I wasn't surprised to read an article about how Apple reached out to Asimov's heirs for their OK on some pretty major changes in the story, including gender-bending several of the characters to create a more balanced cast that will be better received by twenty-first-century audiences. It'll be interesting to see what comes of it -- but I would be utterly unsurprised if it's yet another of those adaptations that get a love-hate relationship from longstanding fans of the source material.