12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy BooksAmanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders6/20/13 1:13pmFiled to: superlistmoviesbooksworld war zfreejackrobert sheckleystephen kinglawnmower mansoylent greenharry harrisonmake room make roomisland of dr. moreauh.g. wellsstarship troopershow to train your dragonchildren of menp.d. jamessusan cooperseekerdark is risingjumpersteven gouldtime machinesleepy hollowtim burtonwashington irvingphilip k. dickblade runnertotal recalladjustment bureau75711EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkTomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the airlock.AdvertisementTop image: Starship Troopers by Feng Zhu Design.1) FreejackThis one is sort of a weird case, since they didn't even keep the title. But Freejack is billed as being based on the novella "Immortality Inc." by the great Robert Sheckley. In Sheckley's novel, a man dies in a car accident, but his ghost is brought forward in time to 2110 via an experimental process, and put into a new "host body." In the movie, Emilio Estevez is brought forward in time after a car accident, so his flesh can serve as a host body for Anthony Hopkins. Mostly, it's just Mick Jagger chasing Emilio Estevez around.