Top Ten Tuesday (3): Books Into Movies
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they have a new topic for bloggers to make a Top Ten list out of. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
This week’s Top Ten list is Top Ten Books You’d Like to See Made Into a Movie
Most of the books that I chose for my list are either already being made into a movie, or the rights have been optioned, but I’m totally excited about seeing them adapted into movie form.
So I’ll start with the ones that aren’t being adapted into movies as far as I know (or at least haven’t been optioned yet). These aren’t in any particular order.
Cinder is my favorite 2012 read so far (you can see my review here), and I totally could visualize so many of the scenes in this movie. Yes, it’s a retelling of Cinderella and of course there have been Cinderella movies, but Cinder is so different and such a complex story that it really is more than a retelling. And a lot of the scenes that I could visualize were not scenes from Cinderella at all. Apparently Marissa Meyer and her agent are currently shopping film rights, so I hope that it gets optioned soon!
I actually liked the sequel, The Year of the Flood, a bit more than Oryx and Crake, but I can’t wait to see what happens in the third and final book. It’s a post-apocalyptic/dystopian story so it would be really interesting to see the world in this story, as well as a lot of the creatures (like the pigoons!).
I just read this book recently (you can see my review here) and I think it totally could be made into a movie. It reminds me of so many movies and TV shows that I love, and I could just see so many of the scenes in my head. The film rights haven’t been optioned yet as far as I know.
I read this book in the 6th grade, and it was my first foray into post-apocalyptic stories. In the novel, everyone aged 13 and up dies from a plague and all the surviving children are left to fend for themselves, and many form gangs. It’s just a really cool plot and I’ve wanted to actually make it into a movie myself since I read it. I participated in Script Frenzy a couple of years ago and I actually adapted this novel into a script.
The rest of these are either in the works or the movie rights have been optioned by a film production company.
I was so excited to see that Uglies is being made into a movie! I heard that Lola, the company that did the special effects on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Avatar, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and several of the Twilight films, is signed on to do the special effects in Uglies! Apparently this movie is in pre-production.
I really enjoyed The Maze Runner series and the first book was my favorite. I think it would be crazy to see that maze come to life! This adaptation is “in development” according to IMDb.com, and Catherine Hardwicke is slated to be the director. I’m not really a fan of hers but hopefully this movie will be good.
Who doesn’t want to see this turned into a movie? I know I totally do! And woohoo, today is Insurgent release day! I’m going to go get a copy soon! This one is “in development” as well.
I loved this book when I read it last year and I can’t wait to read Timepiece! And I think, with the right special effects team (hint, hint, Lola) this could be really good! This is another one considered “in development.”
I loved this biography (you can see my review here). Louie Zamperini is just a fascinating guy and he went through so much! I mean, seriously, on a raft for 47 days with sharks under you all the time – movies are made just about that and that was only a fraction of Louie’s life story! Another one “in development.”
There have already been movie adaptations made from Brave New World, but I haven’t seen them. But on IMDb.com they show an adaptation “in development” that is supposed to be directed by Ridley Scott and is rumored to star Leonardo DiCaprio. I’d totally love to see this adaptation!
So what movies do you really want to see made into a movie? Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!