Writing a novel is hard enough. Adapting it into film is an entirely different monster. To me, at least. The process, for me, was complicated. That’s why I said “no” when I was offered the job of writing the first draft. I told the prince point-blank from the start that I'm not a script guy.
My script experience is: totally fuck-all. I wrote for a children's TV show a while ago and that was it.