Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows. This one was hard because I think we all have love/hate relationships with movie adaptations of our beloved books… sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. Here are some I think I would like to see though… just please don’t ruin them! This week’s list is in no particular order…
1. The Lunar Chronicles as Animated Movies
I never would have dreamed I would suggest this (as regular movies, I figured they couldn’t do the story justice, and then I’m not the first one to suggest something be made animated…), but once I saw the above image (+more!) from Tumblr I was sold. MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
2. The Scorpio Races as a Movie
I liked but didn’t love this book, but I think it could make for a really interesting movie. The book is a little slow and the movie would have to be faster, more focused on Puck’s family, training, her and Sean’s backstories, not to mention more of the island and these dangerous horses!
See my Scorpio Races dreamcast here
I have a lot of love for these books, and I would REALLY like to see them as movies!
4. Code Name Verity as a Movie
As long as the movie didn’t linger too much on the brutality and was more focused on the backstory and the aftermath, I think this would be a really good one to watch (though we’d all still need tissues for sure!).
5. Crime & Punishment (a good modern-day adaptation) as a Movie or YouTube Series
For my thesis project to graduate from the honors college years ago, I made a short film based on Crime and Punishment, set in modern times. While working on this project one of the things I did was watch a few film adaptations of the story, including a modern one called Crime and Punishment in Suburbia which, quite frankly, was terrible. So I would like to see a really good, modern adaptation of the story (to say my short film was “really good” would be an overstatement, ha).
The reason why I also added “or YouTube series” is because I can see this working out really well. Raskolinkov (we can rename him; I did for my project) is an ex-student with a lot of ideas, and I can see him doing YouTube videos to share these ideas. He would have to commit a crime not nearly as heinous and felonious as murder though if the audience is going to know what’s going on with him, or maybe we just watch his degradation from guilt without explanation until later. There would be interactions with his friend, his sister, Sonia… I just seeing it working if done well.
6. Finding Alice as a Movie
7. The Mistborn Books as an Epic, High-Budget TV Mini-Series
8. Ready Player One as a Movie
Images Found Via readyplayerone.com
I know the film rights were bought recently and I honestly believe that, if done well, I could really end up enjoying the movie more than the book.
9. The Silver Chair as a Movie
I was talking with some friends recently and one of them said this supposed to be happening so I REALLY hope so! Aside from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this is my favorite of the Narnia books.
10. Leviathan Trilogy as Movies
I think these books adapted to film would be such a fun ride! Alternate history, steampunk, interesting creatures, and adventures all around make these books an excellent candidate for the big screen I believe!
Also check out Jessi @ A Novel Heartbeat’s recent post about upcoming YA adaptations!
What books would you like to see on the big or small screen?