The story has a lot of symbols in terms of alien assimilation and the idea of worshipping a god. The alien T’Gatoi is something of a matrilineal leader of a hive of aliens. The aliens have enslaved humans and every so often demand a sacrifice; much in the same way the Aztecs would to appease their gods. But at the same time there is a Stockholm syndrome element to the family’s care of T’Gatoi. While they clearly do not like their situation they feel very much obliged to help in any way they can even if it means have to offer up their own for sacrifice. The connections that I made with the story are that there is an analogy on reverse darwinist evolution. In that the aliens are the superior race and that humans are the ones who will be wearing the chains of oppression and enslavement. History does seem to want to repeat itself through; we put races of people through enslavement and have done questionable and immoral things. Now sometime in the dystopian future, karma has come around and now we will know for certain what it feels like to have control or power taken away. If this story were adapted into film, there would be more backstory on how the humans came to the planet and why they were enslaved. Also there would be more sides to the alien race shown. It’s a story that very much requires further expansion in order for it to fully work on film. They would also have to get a really good screenwriter on board someone such as Alex Garland best known for works such as Dredd, Sunshine, Ex-Machina, 28 Days Later and Never Let Me Go. Also the choice of a director would need to be someone who can handle not only the story elements. But also make it visually pleasing aesthetically. For me it would either be Danny Boyle or Gareth Edwards.