This week's topic is
Books I Want To See Made Into Movies
I love this topic! While there are a great many movies based on books I would like to see remade, I have tried to include only those that someone haven't already attempted to bring to the big screen. I may not have succeeded completely in doing this.
1) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
This is one of my favourite books, and it could be a fantastic movie or a complete disaster, depending on who, what and how. I'd still like to see someone try.
2) Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
I loved this fairy tale retelling, and while I was reading I kept thinking "this scene would look great on screen!"
3) Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler
Yes, I know they have tried a couple of times, but they still haven't gotten it right. I haven't seen Raise the Titanic but I hear it's terrible. Sahara wasn't too bad, but the casting was completely wrong (with the exception of William H. Macy). I would love to see a series of movies based on the books with no Matthew Mc-I-can't-spell-his-last-name in sight.
4) The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Filming only the first book in a trilogy is just wrong, even if it includes Nicole Kidman.
5) Inkspell & Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
See above (substitute Nicole Kidman for Brendan Fraser).
6) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
I haven't actually read this book yet, but the premise sounds like it would make a great movie.
7) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I think all of Gaiman's work would translate well onto the big screen. I can't decide whether I would prefer this one to be animated or "real" (no 3D please!).
8) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books! Plus, a brilliant storyline and historical Barcelona. Why isn't this a movie already?
9) Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbø
I hear this might be made into a TV series in Britain, but I'm suprised the books haven't been filmed in Norway a long time ago.
10) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
It's finally being made! I can't wait!
What books would you like to see on the big screen?