Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Six Books I'd Love to See as Movies/TV Shows

Hey, there! I'm not dead or anything, I've just been insanely busy with this summer. Our family hosted foreign exchange students for three weeks (which was awesome and so much fun) and we went to California for a family reunion (also awesome and tons of fun). It has made blogging more difficult, but I'm back now. Let's jump right in to a blog meme, shall we?

I saw this meme floating around forever ago and saved it as a post to write sometime, so I'm finally getting around to it now. I love movie and TV show adaptations if they're done right, so the following are books I'd like to see adapted, but only by the right people with the right actors. Here is my list, in no particular order:

1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Now this is a book I absolutely adore, so it'd have to be done perfectly. This means Rainbow writing the script (which is already happening, so yay!), being involved in casting (if they make Eleanor skinny I might throw things), and the ending remaining the same (which was perfect and shouldn't ever be changed). But can you imagine how great of an Indie film this would make?! I can already hear the awesome music they'd include. This needs to happen.

2. The Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce

This would make the best movie series. Maybe Peter Jackson could even get involved, it'd have some epic fight scenes, etc. Just as long as they don't split the last book into two movies, because that's getting really old. But I would totally go see this in the theaters.

3. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Two words: time travel. We need more movies with time travel, they're just too good. It's not super confusing, either, so it'd be even easier to follow than "Doctor Who." But there's plenty of action and the plot is fantastic. I'd go to the midnight release if they had one.

4. The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

THIS NEEDS TO BE A TV SHOW. Seriously, how has no one picked it up yet?! It's perfect! There are so many characters with storylines that intertwine. This could easily be a four or five series show once Winter comes out. There are also times when I can imagine John Barrowman playing Thorne . . .

5. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

More sci-fi! I know this was picked up as a possible TV show a while back, but I actually think it'd make a better movie. As long as Tarver and Lilac have believable chemistry, because if they don't that's going to be an awkward two hours or so, considering they're pretty much the only characters involved . . . And Karen Gillan needs to play Lilac. I want to see that so badly.

6. The Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong

I can see a TV series of this so clearly, especially if it were made by the people who did "Teen Wolf." I ate this trilogy up in three days and I loved every bit of it. It's got action, romance, and paranormal activity that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. What more could you ask for?

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Taylor Lynn said...

HI KATE!! *waves* Look at that, we're both back around the same time! Granted, I've been away from the blogosphere longer, but still, how fun. :)

Anyway, it sounds like your summer has been busy but fun! That's so cool that you hosted some foreign exchange students, and also cool that you got to take a trip to California--how long were you away for the reunion?

As for this actual post, I haven't read anything on your list except for Eleanor & Park, so I don't have much of an opinion except to say: Yes, E&P would make a great indie film! The whole book has that retro indie feel (probably due to it being set in the '80s) and it seems like it'd lend itself perfectly to a slightly artsy adaptation. :)

Welcome back to your blog! Hope all's been well with you and you enjoy the rest of your summer! :)

Boquinha said...

Ditto Taylor COMPLETELY on this paragraph:

As for this actual post, I haven't read anything on your list except for Eleanor & Park, so I don't have much of an opinion except to say: Yes, E&P would make a great indie film! The whole book has that retro indie feel (probably due to it being set in the '80s) and it seems like it'd lend itself perfectly to a slightly artsy adaptation. :)

The Magic Violinist said...

@Taylor HEY!! *waves back* Pretty cool coincidence. :) I've missed you!

So busy, so fun. And we were away for a week, but we took a couple days to visit San Francisco. We saw the Golden Gate Bridge, drove down Lombard Street, got sourdough bread, all kinds of fun California stuff. :)

Oh, you have lots of reading to do then. ;) Seeing how our tastes often match up, you'd probably enjoy most of these. You should definitely read These Broken Stars, though. And it absolutely would! I can't wait to see if the movie goes anywhere. I'm a little nervous, but the excitement overpowers most of it. If Rainbow's involved, it should go well. *crosses fingers*

Thanks, same to you! :)

@Boquinha He he, then I guess my response to Taylor is my response to you, as well. ;) ^