This week over at The Broke and Bookish the topic for discussion is:

‘Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To’

This is a slight cheat because I’m going to list 10 books that I would LOVE to see made into a movie – I know this is a touchy subject for some people and sometimes these films can be just not good.  But, there are some good adaptations out there and I think this list could be excellent with the proper cast and director.  With a bit of luck most of these are already in the pipeline (this would make me very happy):

  1. The Thorns Trilogy – no idea if this is in the offing or not but I would love to see Jorg come to the big screen.  Mark Lawrence’s Prince, King and Emperor of Thorns. Prince, King and Emperor of Thorns.
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – I’m sure I heard a whisper that this was going to be made into a film.  I so hope it is.  This would be a great movie to watch.
  3. Mayhem and Murder by Sarah Pinborough – scary films!!  These two books would make a perfectly delicious horror/thriller dark gothic Victorian creepy chill inducing pair of movies.  Fingers crossed.
  4. Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp – Oh hell yes!  The casting needs to be good.  Not everyone can play Asmodeus Saxon Tang – but get the casting right and this could be so good.  So very good.
  5. Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish – who doesn’t want to watch an action adventure/Indiana Jane?
  6. Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson – I’m going for creepy again.  i can’t help it – this is lovely and dark.
  7. Maybe not a film but a long series – Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series.  Again – this would all depend on good casting.
  8. All the Truth That’s in me by Julie Berry – a greatly underrated book I feel – really good reading and could make a fantastic movie.
  9. Longbourn by Jo Baker – this could be a fantastic period adaptation.  I loved this book and I could read the whole of Austen’s books retold in the same way.    If you’re listening Jo Baker!
  10. The Girl with All the Gifts by M J Carey – bring on the zombies with a difference!

Which books would you love to see adapted?

23 Responses to “‘MOST WANTED’”

  1. Sharry

    I’m excited to see the Shannara Series TV show that is coming out in Jan. I’ve never read any Terry Brooks so I think I am safe from the ol’ books-can’t-be-better-than-the-film problem 😀 Also, if there is good casting, Name of the Wind would be so awesome! You’re totally right. If anything, casting is the most important and would be the major reason I like or abhor an adaptation!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I haven’t read the Shannara books either so perhaps I’ll just be really lazy and watch the series instead. Sounds like a plan. Name of the Wind would be great.
      I would love to see it adapted.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Sam Whitehouse

    You’re right about The Graveyard Book, I think Ron Howard is set to direct it. Great list.
    Top Ten Movie Adaptions I’m Looking Forward To: https://samwhitehousewriter.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-book-to-movie-adaptions-im-looking-forward-to/

    • @lynnsbooks

      I am so excited for the Graveyard Book. I’m hoping for great things.
      Lynn 😀

  3. fiddlerblue

    I hope it’s true that they are making a movie out of Mark Lawrence’s The Thorns trilogy, because I would be ecstatic! and I can’t wait to see The Graveyard book too ❤

    My Top Ten

    • @lynnsbooks

      I have no idea if the Lawrence films are being adapted but I’m wishing for it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Wendleberry

    Thorns and Girl with all the Gifts, gosh, if they were done well, like, as good as they are in my head, that would be amaaaaazing. But i fear they would be terrible and i would hate them :\\

    Now i’m pondering who i’d cast as Jorg, though… *strokes chin*

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, that’s a good question – who to cast as Jorg. If you think of somebody share it with me!
      I find that I tend to enjoy adaptations when I haven’t already read the book, I usually have less criticisms that way, but, even so there are some good adaptations.
      Lynn 😀

  5. proxyfish

    I’m sure The Girl with all the Gifts is in the process of being put to film… or at least it was in the running when the book came out! I’d love to see the Thorns trilogy done too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      How exciting – I really up The Girl with the Gifts comes to the big screen – I think it would be great.
      Lynn 😀

  6. samoak

    Great picks! I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Graveyard Book made into a movie. They seem to love adapting Gaiman’s books to films. I’m surprised we still haven’t gotten a Good Omens movie yet with how popular that book is.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Actually Good Omens would be really good adapted – I think.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    Fifth House would be fantastic! But you’re right, that casting would have to be dead on. And Hexed!! Great choice:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I would love to see Fifth House. Now, who would play Sax??
      Lynn 😀

  8. Barb(boxermommyreads)

    The Girl With All The Gifts would be great. Wonderful list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I would love to see that book adapted – it was such a tense book!
      Lynn 😀

  9. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Jorg on the big screen would be amazing. With how much people like Joker, I feel like people would definitely love his character too.

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    A Fifth House of the Heart movie would make my dream come true. And I thought I saw something about plans for a Girl with All the Gifts movie being made, but haven’t heard updates on that for a while.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you’re right – how exciting.
      Fifth House could be so good adapted. I would love to see it.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Lauren @ Always Me

    I really really hope you’re right about the Graveyard Book!

    Check out my TTT.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really hope so too – I would stand in line to watch that!
      Lynn 😀

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