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Top Ten Books I Would Love to See as a Movie or TV Series
This is of course assuming that the movie company wouldn’t totally butcher the book/TV show. (P.S. click on the pictures to get to the book’s Goodreads page)
AS A MOVIE:
I love a good con/heist story, and they’re always extremely fast-paced and suspenseful when brought to the screen. I find Ally Carter knows her audience extremely well, and that her writing reflects that cinematic quality I love in books.
This is one of my favourite books of all time, but I find that if this was made into a movie, it would probably be best if it incorporated two different story lines – Gen’s and the gods and goddesses that he talks about, instead of as Gen telling the myths about the gods.
It’s steampunk, it has sky pirates, a great female character who acts as much of the driving force for the protagonist, Matt. Both are deeply complex characters that I feel could bring a lot to the big screen and showcase great YA fiction that really steps out of the stereotypical paranormal/dystopian genre.
I feel like a retelling of a fairy tale couldn’t go wrong … Oops, totally forgot about Ella Enchanted. Okay, a futuristic, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi fantasy retelling couldn’t go wrong. Please. Because I heard this is actually going to be a movie in the near future.
It’s Romeo and Juliet, except it’s the FBI and the Italian Mob, and the star-struck couple give each other head lice when they make out. I love this one. I think Gordon Korman writes amazing characters, male and female, and draws on both their strengths and weaknesses.
AS A TV SHOW:
I always thought this would make a better TV show than movie, simply because in the movies they have made, they skip SO MUCH, and the characters don’t get their humourous moments like in the book. I think making it a cartoon TV show would be even better, as the voice acting could be more over-the-top because of the nature of animated movies.
I thought this would make a great TV show because it’s the paranormal, 1920s New York spin on the stereotypical crime genre. It has multiple POVs, so there could be an episode for each character (and lots of episodes at that), and there’s lots of suspense and mystery, but also great personal moments and romance as well. Libba Bray’s writing is so cinematic, I can’t help but feel this would be legendary if made into a show.
I think this would make a great cartoon show just based off the illustrations in the books. It’s so quirky, over the top, and fantastical that it just screams to be created. But it would be so much work because of all the crazy mechanical inventions and Darwinist creatures. I’d feel very bad for the animators.
This is my favourite paranormal series, so I would definitely scream for joy if they made this into a TV series. I think it would make a good series instead of a movie because you could spend episodes looking into each characters backgrounds and explore their supernatural abilities in more detail as supplementary to the books.
This would also be a great cop drama, except focussed on the opposite point-of-view: the criminals. Fugitives Aiden and Meg Falconer escape from juvie and go on the run to clear their parents’ names. All their adventures deserve enough screen time, and in order to do that you’d definitely need a TV show. Every chapter has some new heart-racing moment.
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This was a really hard list to write because I had so many picks. I just had to stop myself after 10, make my graphics, and then format the post. Did you also have a hard time choosing? Are there any we share? Link up your TTTs in the comments so that I can check out your blog :)