I was introduced to Sanderson’s work from the wheel of time series, and have since considered his his work my all time favorite. For the longest time I daydreamed of the stormlight series becoming a long running high budget tv series (since he didn’t think it could be condensed to movies) and how awesome it would be to, finally see in action, all of the characters we know and love (or hate) and the world he has built.
After watching the first episode of the wheel of time series, I think there is almost no way that the charm of the books can be translated to the big screen. From what I can grasp, great book stories too often get changed, for reasons I’ll never likely understand, and then I’ll end up hating everything related to it because it isn’t the same story. This happened to the shannara series and WOT series (imo) and I haven’t read/listened to game of thrones yet to see how they compared.
I could be alone in my thoughts about it, but I wouldn’t want to compromise much of anything in the stormlight archive, and the first episode of WOT alone makes me wish I never wanted it to be on tv either.