We recently posted the news that Fox has ordered a pilot based on the YA novel Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Fans of the book will undoubtedly be interested to see how Fox handles the novel. ZAP2it reports four book to screen changes readers will have to look out for if the pilot is picked up for the 2013 season.
1. Julian Fineman. In the novels, Julian is a character introduced in the second book, “Pandemonium.” His father is a public figure, leading the DFA — Deliria-Free America — cause against the Invalids. In the proposed television series, Julian is introduced right off the bat, as a sickly young man who lives next door to Lena’s best friend, Hana, and is confused by his powerful attraction to her, though she’s not particularly interested. Yes — Julian and Hana.
2. Lena’s mother. In the novels, Lena’s mother’s suicide makes Lena long for the cure and fear the dangers of love. In the pilot, it’s actually Lena’s father who she believes died because he was infected with “Deliria.” When she learns some shocking revelations about what actually happened to him, she’s driven to take drastic measures.
Check out the article at ZAP2it for the remaining two changes – they will blow your mind!