I, personally, am in love with the concept of books being thrown onto screen. Sure details go missing and characters don’t have the right colour hair and sometimes the director doesn’t even read the original novel — BUT THAT’S MINOR STUFF, PEOPLES. The real incredibleness is seeing what I imagined actually happen. I could flail right now, to be honest. I COULD. But I won’t. I shall contain myself and talk to you logically.
I’m a very visual person so books turning into movies (or TV series) makes me a very happy ‘worm.* You want to know how excited I am for Shadowhunters?! The cast looks incredible so far (although I’m still partial to the Movie!Jace). And I’m in utter adoration of the Maze Runner movies, TFIOS, The Help, and The Hunger Games trilogy.**
So I’m going to list which books I think would make incredible movies or TV series!
And of course the movie-making-humanoids will hear me and make all of this happen. BECAUSE I AM OVERLORD.
* This is, to say, bookworm, but who says “bookworm” when you can say ‘worm?
** Amongst others, but let’s not ramble indefinitely.
This Week’s Prompt: Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows
Ah, yes, like last week, I’m taking photos…although I was somewhat less inspired and a teeny bit rushed. BUT STILL. I have a new camera and am in love. Unfortunately I don’t own that many books, but pfft. I repeat NEW CAMERA. You’ll just have to forgive me, peoples.
TV SERIES // BY THE PEOPLE WHO MADE SUPERNATURAL
I literally just finished WORLD AFTER and AM STILL FREAKING OUT. I particularly like this series because it paints the end of the world as gritty and nasty. Which is exactly what I think it’ll be. Probably less Snickers though. Seriously, where did they get the Snickers bars?! But I digress. I think it’ll make an exceptional TV series because everyone will be getting stabbed and half murdered and it’ll be fun. Don’t deny this. In other news, I need End of Days, like, yesterday.
TV SERIES // NOT MADE BY THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THE MOVIE DUH
Okay, so the PERCY JACKSON movies were awful, although I do have a soft spot for the sequel (and Luke…okay, let’s face it: I have a huge soft spot for Luke and nothing else matters). BUT! If they did Riordan’s second series as a TV show, it would be perfect. They’d have time for character development and actually following the prophecies and also taking a few weeks to dye Annabeth’s hair blonde because YA KNOW IT’S NOT THAT HARD.
TV SERIES // MADE BY WHOEVER. I DON’T EVEN CARE. JUST DO IT.
I’m totally sure this’ll be on everyone’s list. And it deserves to be! THE LUNAR CHRONICLES are AMAZING. And, sure, we’re waiting on Winter (…winter is coming…) but I’m certain the finale is going to be just as perfect as the first 3 books. We have a diverse cast, sci-fi funkiness, crazy monsters, and out-of-this-world powers. What more do the movie-making-people want?!
Also, while we’re discussing them, let’s enter into the debate: is Cinder herself Asian or not? I hear so many people say she’s not, but Marissa Meyer’s pinterest board says she is. I GO WITH THE AUTHOR.
TV SERIES // MADE BY THE NARNIAN MOVIE-MAKING-PEOPLE
RANGER’S APPRENTICE is an Aussie classic. You see them everywhere, which I don’t mind at all because they’re epic. They’re funny and they shoot people and drink coffee. What more can one ask for?! OH. And there’s like 13 books. Perfect for a TV series. We can have 13 seasons.
“Are you all right?”
“No! I am not! I have a whacking great arrow stuck through my arm and it hurts like the very dickens! How could anybody be all right in those circumstances?”
“You saved my life.”
“Well, if I’d known it was going to hurt like this, I wouldn’t have! I would have just let them shoot you!”
MOVIES // MADE BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
Why yes I’ve gone back to listing Maggie Stiefvater in every Top Ten Tuesday post I do. No regrets, though people. I’m a rabid fan. I also think these would make incredible movies! THE RAVEN BOYS are so full of epic dialogue and vivid scenery I think it’d translate perfectly to screen. Although, my expectations would be monstrously high. I mean, what if they cast Ronan, Gansey, Noah and Adam* horrifically? It would be horror.
* Gee, they sound like a boyband when I list them like that. Maybe they should take up dueting. Blue could give them tactless advice on their songs. Um, sorry…I digress majorly.
TV SERIES // TIM BURTON HAS GOT TO BE IN ON THIS ONE
My life will pretty much not be complete until I’ve seen Skulduggery’s skeleton prancing across my TV screen. Because hello, wouldn’t this be fantastic?! The humour in SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT so so freakishly fantastic in here. I die laughing. I DO. And Skulduggery did. Ah, there’s nothing like a series based on a dead guy. Takes a lot of stress off, to be honest.
MOVIE // TIM BURTON AGAIN, BECAUSE IT’S CREEPY AND ALSO MY BRAIN IS BLANK OF DIRECTORS
I think the world needs some movies about psychotic faeries and sleepy towns and teens with dark secrets. Also boys with horns. Seriously, what could possibly be better than a movie of THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST?!! Have you seen the trailer? It. is. freaky. If it doesn’t convert you, I don’t know what will.
MOVIE // DIRECTED BY MARVEL OBVIOUSLY
Oh I would be in heaven if VICIOUS was a movie. Can’t you just see it?! It’d be the ultimate superhero movie but by the point-of-view of the villains. Like if Professor X and Magneto had gone dark side. IT WOULD BE GLORIOUS. Also, spoiler, this is my new favourite book.
TV SERIES // AM I ALLOWED TO SAY MARVEL AGAIN? BECAUSE: MARVEL
I confess! I’m a wild, crazy, passionate fan over the GONE series. And it would be extraordinary as a TV series, although maybe not a season per book…because no matter how much I adore these books: it did lag in the middle there. But there are superpowers and zombies and kids trying to survive without adults — IT’S PSYCHOTIC. It’s so TV material.
TV SERIES // THE PEOPLE WHO MADE LEVERAGE
Can’t you just see the CURSEWORKER TRILOGY on screen?! Humour? Yes. Magic? Heck yeah. Epic characters? Gotcha. Doomed romance? Double check. Mafia? Definitely. And disasters at the hand of a sociopathic teenager?! SOMEONE PLESE DO THIS FOR ME. I’M LITERALLY BEGGING NOW. This is one of my all time favourite series and it’s about heists and cons. I love a good con. (Like, on screen, I get moody if someone cons me out of my cake. Just in case any of you pineapples are getting ideas.)