Friday, February 21, 2014

Books that could make fantastic movies (if put into the right hands)

So sometimes you hear about a book becoming a movie and it feels you with unmistakable glee because you know in your gut it's going to be amazing. Most of the time that feeling in your gut is apprehension, but I'm talking about the good feeling. The feeling that this book to movie translation is going to work. It probably won't be perfect, but you'll love it!

This is 100% the case for me when I heard about Tim Burton directing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. For those of you who have not read this, firstly it's amazing, secondly, I doubt there is anyone else who could direct it. The story is dark and haunting and I think it will translate beautifully onto screen. Ransom Riggs seems to agree about how amazing it is bound to be "And by the way, a lot of people ask me if I am bothered by other people writing/directing the adaptation of my book, since I make movies and write scripts too. When it's Tim Burton and Jane Goldman who are doing the writing and directing, the answer is easy: Not. In. The. Slightest."

So, that being said, here are some other books I would love to see appear on the silver screen.

The Night Circus (Now this one is in development, but there is not a whole lot of information about it. I've seen that Moira Buffini is slated to write the script, but not much else appears to be known to the public. This book was very fantastical, and there is a lot of imagery I would love to see in a movie. I imagine the budget would have to be rather large for this production to really work.)

Shatter Me (I'm not positive about how well this would translate onto the screen, but I would love to see the characters come to life. Kenji?! The first book is mostly internal monologue, so there would definitely be some rearranging and rewriting involved to make it fit as a movie, but I think the write group could pull it off.)

The Golden Day (This is one I read recently and as I was reading it I thought about how much better it would have been as a movie. I feel like this story would really come to life on the screen.)

Beauty Queens (Oh boy would this be fab! I think it would probably come of as really cheesy as a movie, but maybe a little like the movie Jawbreaker. Cheesy but in a totally fantastic way.)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Much like with Shatter Me, I feel like there is a lot of inside Mara's head moments, but I think this book would be a fascinating watch. Some of the moments are so creepy (some are a bit steamy) and I would love to see them on screen.)

So those are movies I would love to see, but it would all depend on it getting into the right hands. Here is a list of some others I would like to see. There are movies that have already come out that I was quite excited about, but they just didn't work at all. I'd love to know your thoughts about which movies you think could be fantastic on the big screen!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I just read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I think it'd make a GREAT movie. And I agree, Tim Burton is perfect for the job.


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