So here it is, something I've been pondering for a long time... Iain Banks, who sadly passed away in 2013, as well as writing great contemporary fiction wrote some of the best science fiction I have read, so why no movies?

There have been a couple of exciting announcements that faded and drifted back into the ether. In 1990's Pathe planned a film version of the second Culture novel 'The player fo Games' but it was later abondoned. Then in 2009 it was announced that Mass Productions was developing a film adaptation of the short story 'A Gift form the Culture' but again sadly nothing seemed to come from this.