Scott Hicks has revealed that his first introduction to The Lucky One was when he read the screenplay for the first time.
Hicks is back in the director's chair for the first time since The Boys Are Back as he brings another Nichols Sparks novel to the big screen.
But he admits that it was only after reading the screenplay did he get familiar with the book itself.
In this video interview Hicks went on to say that aspects of the book had to be altered to be able to work visually in the film.
The movie sees Zac Efron take on the lead role of Marine Logan while Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner are also on the cast list.
The Lucky One is released 2nd May.