Top Ten Tuesday: I Want a Movie/TV Adaptation!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
10. Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty
Can’t you just see Jessica as a TV character? I can. And although we’d all argue about who would be the PERFECT Marcus Flutie, I’m sure whoever the casting director would choose would be HOT.
9. Sky Chasers series by Amy Kathleen Ryan
We need another TV series set in space. WE NEED IT. Well, at least I do. And the Sky Chasers series could fit that bill. I’d also love the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis as a TV show, but I think I like the Sky Chasers series just a teeny bit more…
8. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Fault in Our Stars is being made into a movie (Yay!), and I could see the same production company turning around and making Eleanor & Park. Too bad Ellen Page isn’t younger and a redhead, because I’d love her as Eleanor! Hmm, but maybe she’d be too jaded for Eleanor, anyway…
7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
I’ve only read the first book in this series, but it was one of my favorite reads of last year and I think, with some really fancy graphics, this could be a beautiful film!
6. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
So this is the book that turned me into one of those people who occasionally wants to cry at a book. I need this film so that I can cry my head off. Who’s with me?
Okay, so a movie for this has been supposedly in the works (pre-production) for years. I NEED THIS MOVIE, HOLLYWOOD! Bring it to the people if it’s a matter of funds! Look at Veronica Mars! Try out Kickstarter! Sure, it might not have the same fan backing as VMars (I mean seriously, that show was the shiz) but at least give it a try! Please????
4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Like Crewel, this book would have to have some pretty fancy graphics. But this is supposedly in pre-production, and Ernest Cline will be one of the writers of the screenplay. If this movie comes to fruition, so many people (myself included) will be geeking out so hard.
3. The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
There have been SO MANY retellings of fairy tales in books, movies, and TV shows, you can’t even count them. But I think Marissa Meyer’s series, which is a retelling of four different fairy tales, is by far the best, and I’ll be VERY disappointed if these aren’t made into a movie or TV show.
If you are a regular on my blog, you’ve heard of this book before. If not, allow me to tell you a bit about it. I read this book in 6th grade and it was one of my very first forays into the world of Sci-Fi. In the book, a plague has wiped out everyone over the age of 13, and now all the kids of the world are left to fend for themselves without electricity and all the other things that are built and monitored by adults. It’s not the most amazingly written book or anything, but I just love the concept and I always wanted to make it into a movie. I even wrote a screenplay for it once. It’s probably never going to be adapted, but I can dream…
Yeah, I know, this has already been adapted. But my husband has said for a while that they should make it into a TV show, with each season focusing on one book. And I think that’s a fantastic idea. I’d definitely fund that show on Kickstarter. I’d also love to see any kind of spinoff, something like the fake ad on the right. I’d watch the heck out of a show called The Marauders.