Anyone familiar with the books that can convince me otherwise? The romance is good, but the action and historical aspects are very well-done, and the story is exciting and fast-pased.I'm not sure how much this would appeal to men, as the books were always presented as romances, but I know of very few other authors that have such a wide and varied readership.

Jamie is younger (late teens in "Outlander" at least, when it starts), has longish red hair (obviously), Scottish (obviously), so they'd need an actor who could do a believable Scottish accent. I read these books when my Mom was done with them, since then we have discussed how this would make a great film and who could portray the main characters.

There weren't many choices at the time for good actors but now, now the door has been opened for some great potential.

The history surrounding the Scottish clans, the politically charged and divided environment over who is the rightful king (think Braveheart), the fight scenes with Scots and claymores, a great English Red Coat villain, lots of wit and humor, folklore, time travel, etc. I'm surprised the author hasn't mentioned anything on her website. You just might be surprised: hunting, boating, fighting, science, horses, pirates, politics, women, Indians, wars, gambling, history, camping; one of those things should grab your interest, right? There is a ready-made audience and I'm sure a well made movie will do very well. I can't imagine how the entire series could be compressed into just one movie and not diminish the detailed writing.

I have read this series many times and will continue to do so. If you make the movie, take your time, spend the money, preserve the story, and don't botch it! I would like to say he would make a really good Jamie.

9 They're not your typical bodice-ripping Harlequin romance novels.

There's blood, witch trials, soirees with French society, voodoo rituals..are fantastic books and I am re-reading the series now for the umpteenth time.

As a matter of pure coincidence, I just started listening to Outlander on Audiobook this week and now I find this news.

I had never read past the 4th book, so I am doing this and am anxious to get to Parts 5 and 6 which will be new to me.

If this time it sticks as a feature film, how it is adapted is the real clincher as a tremendous amount of story would have to be cut to fit a movie-length script, and production costs would be high to accommodate locations, costumes, etc.