This is a little ways off, but I just saw the teaser trailer for 8-hour series of The Pillars of the Earth on Starz and I got a little giddy. It premieres in July. Here's an article about it, which includes the trailer: The Pillars of the Earth teaser trailer from Starz
The cast looks awesome - Ian McShane as Walleran, with Donald Sutherland, Rufus Sewell (as Tom Builder), Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfayden....I can't wait! I loved the book and, if it had to be adapted, I'm glad it's getting 8 hours instead of 2 with a feature film.
Based on the trailer alone, I'm hopeful!