Especially if you're going to invest in the entire series. I have read all the books , some 3 or 4 times while waiting on the next one to come out. The story I believe could appeal to both genders, if written correctly.
Claire is British and has naturally curly hair, and is very confident. *shrug* 5 Ohhhh I am very excited, but alas I am also a female.
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.
This is really cool innovation because it means you get to be yourself on a first date and connect over something you know you are both going to love.
Most marijuana enthusiasts would rather get to know someone over a joint, and it´s nice knowing before you get there that they are going to be a marijuana lover.
If directed well, I believe this movie could be huge. And add in the mysticsm aspect of the story (how Claire mysteriously falls back in time 200 yrs after finding a circle of stones while walking through a Scottish forest in the 1940's) and it'll hook a lot of people. The story gets really good as the books progress, especially when Claire leaves, then returns back in time 20 yrs later (man I cried when they reunited)...then they go to America and became patriots in the Independence War.
I'm just trying to figure out who'd they cast as Claire and Jamie.
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.
This is the Harry Potter of romance series, and it's a wonderful, if lengthly, read. The books are fantastic and there is nothing gay about these books...well, except for one or two characters. I hope the screen does them proud and hope that us Outlander fans won't be disappointed. It's amazing and I've been waiting for years for it to be adapted into a film.
However, -40 million is not a lot of money to make a movie.