Top Ten Books That Should Be Made into a Movie
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we were asked to list our Top Ten Books We Would Like to See Made into a Movie. Of course I could not pass up this opportunity to make such a list! If you follow my Make it a Movie Monday meme, you would know that I think about books being made into movies a lot.
Here’s my list of books I would love to see as a movie:
Imagine a world as magical as the one we saw in Labyrinth, so many years ago. Combine that magic with the brilliant visuals that can be seen on the big screen today and you have a film I would simply adore. The stakes would be infinitely higher and the boys are infinitely hotter (sorry David Bowie). This is my #1 must see book-to-movie.
Tiger’s Curse has already been optioned by Paramount Pictures, so we are well on our way to seeing this series put to life on the big screen! I can’t wait! (Oh, and have you heard the recent news about The Vampire Diaries producer, Julie Plec, who was selected to write the movie adaptation of the Tiger’s Curse movie? No? Well, now you know!)
Ohhh, this would be such an awesome adaptation if handled by M. Night Shyamalan. Yes, I am slightly influenced by his work on The Village, which wasn’t even one of his best films. But if he could learn from his mistakes and apply it to this movie, he could go a looong way to redeeming himself!
I could go for a new, edgy contemporary film and The Disenchantments would likely fit the bill. I don’t know who would direct it but this would be one awesome film, regardless… Check out my Make it a Movie Monday for this title.
Of all the YA books that need to be made into movies, the Across the Universe series would definitely make the best sci-fi. Oh, what the filmmakers could do with The Godspeed as their setting. I wonder what fiery red-haired actress they would find to play Amy…
This book took me back to my youthful days, when I use to watch Fairy Tale Theatre and dream of such fantastical stories. Fairy tales may live again, as proven by the recent surge of “re-telling” books and the hit show, Once Upon a Time, on television. Enchanted would be a pleasurable movie to see, indeed. (Disney: are you reading this?)
Croak sings to the same tune as such films as Beetlejuice or Dogma, only it’s funnier and the protagonist is easier to relate to. This is a film that absolu MUST be made. In fact, I think I’m making this one my next Make it a Movie Monday.
Seeing as this book won’t be released until the fall, I will refrain from saying much except that the movie would certainly provide us some of the best visual splendor that we have seen since… well, What Dreams May Come comes to mind. Or The Matrix? How about a combination of the two? Yup, that sounds about right.
If any dark and disturbing post-apocalyptic dystopian movie should be made, this is it. The interactions alone between Chase and Ember would make this a most engrossing film. Add in the destruction and suspense and you’ve got yourself a blockbuster. Comparisons to The Road are appropriate, though I know I like Article 5 much more.
Starters would be a technologically rich film depicting (yet another) dystopian world. Hunger Games comparisons aside, this one has the most “commercial success” potential of all the films I list above.
I know I’m cheating by adding an extra book, but I could not knowingly leave this one off the list. Life on the Edge would make an ideal book-to-“chick flick” movie. The competition on the ice and tension between the two main characters is where the book’s movie potential lays. If not for theatres, at least make a Lifetime movie out of it!
Posted on May 1, 2012, in Top Ten Tuesday and tagged 2012, A Million Suns, Across the Universe, Alethea Kontis, Article 5, Beth Revis, Colleen Houck, Crewel, Croak, Enchanted, Gennifer Albin, Gina Damico, Iron Fey. Julie Kagawa, Jennifer Comeaux, Kristen Simmons, Life on the Edge, Meme, Shades of Earth, Starters, The Near Witch, Tiger's Curse, Tiger's Destiny, Tiger's Quest, Tiger's Voyage, Top Ten List, Top Ten Tuesday, Truth, Victoria Schwab. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.