The thinking behind this question is "will a hit novel help get my story made into a film?"
The answer is that your story produced in any format will help it get noticed and made into a film. Remember, that is still a long way from actually getting made into a film.
A successful novel will help get your story noticed.
A successful radio play will help get your story noticed.
A successful theatre play will help get your story noticed.
A short story published in any number of media will help get your story noticed.
etc etc etc...
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