When a new book comes along, it's only natural that the movie business wants to put its stamp on it. While someone like, say, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his books with no intention of them being filmed, today's authors (or at least their representatives) often immediately go about selling the film rights--its almost an essential part of parketing a new book. Plus, nowadays just about every classic comic book character (especially from Marvel) is being turned into a movie now. However, it's worth remembering (as I'm sure readers here do) that film is not the only medium available. Before Peter Jackson made his hit Lord of the Rings films; but after Ralph Bakshi's disastrous go at it; there was a BBC Radio adaptation with Ian Holm and Bill Nighy. What actually got me thinking here was Stephen King. Movies have been made out of his books and short stories for 34 years now, but recently Marvel Comics has started adapting his novels as well. They are currently adapting The Talisman and The Stand, as well as five prequel comics based on the Dark Tower series, which is now getting on to adapting the series itself. 'Salem's Lot was also turned into a BBC Radio play. King and Rowling are mutual admiriers, and have even included references to each other's work, so I wondered if Rowling would ever consider allowing for other adaptations of Harry Potter. In particular, a comic series along the lines of The Dark Tower, or maybe even a Manga. Would anyone here object? Would it be overexposure, or just exploring another way to tell the story? Would a radio play leave too much to the imagination? Is radio even a medium that could be used that way anymore? What about an animated series; would that take away from the realism of a live-action film series? Edit: There's also the fact that HP has been turned into a theme park attraction.