Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme brought to you by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish (the button also belongs to them). This week’s theme is the Top Ten Books You’d Like To See Made Into A Movie.
1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell– I love rom-coms. I’m not sure how you’d translate the narrative device of emails onto the screen, but they made it work in You’ve Got Mail, so surely they could make it work again.
2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness– I think this would be a really excellent children’s movie if they could get the monster scenes down right. The story is certainly there.
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth– This has been optioned, from what I understand. If/when it makes it to the theaters, I’ll be there.
4. The Virginian by Owen Wister– To be fair, this has already been made into a movie several times over and into a TV series and a TV movie. But I’ve only seen the 1929 adaptation and from what I can tell, the most recent incarnation (the 2000 TV movie) was of little note. So, let’s update this story a bit and have a modern Western. Maybe we can make the heroine a little less pathetic this time, too.
5. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan– I am pretty sure this could be the next teen sensation movie. I mean, it has a musical in it. And Tiny Cooper.
6. Partials by Dan Wells– I’m not sure if this has been optioned yet, but again, I’d pay some monies to go see it. Especially if they condensed the upcoming sequel (Fragments) with the first book and made it into one standalone movie.
7. The Magicians by Lev Grossman– A TV show based on this book apparently fell through, but that’s ok, I’ll take a movie. I don’t know that it would be a good movie, but umm, I’m running out of books I’ve read that haven’t already been turned into movies.
8. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson– I love SJack and the horrible 1999 movie adaptation of her The Haunting of Hill House was one reason I started reading her works. WHALITC is not yet a movie and I think we should change that.
9. “The Village After Dark” by Kazuo Ishiguro– This is a short story that I’ve listened to a couple of times on the New Yorker fiction podcast (if you like audio, but have a short attention span– these are great). I think it would make an interesting, unsettling, and creepy little film.
10. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens– This little thriller would make a perfect Lifetime movie. And while I normally just laugh at Lifetime movie titles while I flip through the menu looking for the Food Network, I might actually watch it. Ok, maybe not, but it would be a good book to adapt.