Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (37)

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Books You Want to See Made into Movies

*There are about a million books I would make into movies gladly, but I tried to focus this TTT on books that 1) are not optioned or 2) are not being made into movies currently. To the best of my current knowledge, none of these are becoming movies anytime soon. However, I could be wrong.*

1. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken- I'm not exactly sure how this book would translate into film, with all the running around Sydelle and Wayland do, but I'd definitely be willing to watch! All of the magic and special effects would be so cool. Plus, I'm a total sucker for red-heads.

2. Hush. Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick- Again, I'm not totally sure how this would look on film. It's your average "boy meets girl" story until about half way through the book. Plus, unless they had actors with like, insanely good chemistry, the romance simply wouldn't translate well. However, I'd still be willing to give the movie the benefit of the doubt.

3.Graceling by Kristin Cashore- My only question is, why hasn't this been made into a movie yet? Assassins, magic, killing, romance, mystery, it's like a perfect box-office hit. I blame its movie-less status on the fact that pretty much no one but the book blogging world and some awesome readers know about it.

4. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab- This feels more like a Halloween TV movie to me. I mean no disrespect to the book, but I think it wouldn't do well with a big budget Hollywood production. A simple TV movie with good actors could probably do just as good a job as a big set. The only advantage of a big movie set is... better effects which would be helpful in portraying Cole and the Near Witch. Wait! I know! If Hayao Miyazaki made it into a movie, it would be like GAHHHH so perfect. (Excuse me, I have a rather large animation boner fixation when it comes to Miyazaki films.)

5. Sweetly or Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce- These two might also be more TV movie material. Sweetly would be amazing based on Sophie's shop and the sweet treats within. Dear lord, just panning over Sophie's sweets would send a diabetic into sugar shock. Sisters Red would be interesting in the world building and mystery. Both movies would have to have excellent special effects for the Fenris.

6. White Cat by Holly Black- I started, but haven't finished this book yet. (Stop with throwing pointy things at me!) However, from what I read, the plot seems absolutely fantastic, and the book series is extremely visually driven. It might get a little gory or intense,but ultimately, I think White Cat would make a spectacular movie.

7. East by Edith Pattou- This one animated in Secret of Kells style might just totally do me in. I have extraordinarily high expectations for this movie, this myth, specifically. Only the best would do. If only animators liked animating more myths! I'd be in heaven.

8. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood- I just finished reading this book, it is so awesome you guys. I already had actors picked out for the parts before I was even done reading the book. It's another visually driven book. Born Wicked has a The Village vibe going on during some parts of the book. But believe me it is tons better than that movie. (I like The Village, but it is a little bit boring at some points.)

9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- As much as I am absolutely loathe to admit... I don't think this movie would ever be successfully put on screen. The only reason? There is no boy that has a look as perfect as Etienne St. Clair. I am sorry, there is not. Other than that issue though, it's a bit of a "chick flick" book. So, while it could be a good movie, it might not have as mind-blowing an impression on people as the book does.

10. Across the Universe by Beth Revis- HOLLYWOOD. I am telling you right now. There is mucho, mucho, mucho cash to be made in developing this movie. It's a murder, in space! There's cryogenics, spaceships and awesome leading characters. (Spoiler: You will love Amy and Elder.) Also, if you let Nathan Fillion have a cameo in there, I think Beth Revis might just die. I mean seriously, she'd just drop dead, on the floor. Which would not be so good for her fans.

Happy Reading,

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