Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/ShowTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different Top Ten list topic that a bunch of bloggers take and make their own list of those things. This week is Top Ten books that you would love to see as a movie or TV show.(set in a perfect world...in which movies don't butcher the books we love.) But be warned, I couldn't narrow it down to just ten, so I changed the list to include nine movies and five shows.
Most of these are books that I wouldn't dare suggest if we weren't talking about a perfect world. All of these I would be heartbroken to see as bad movies, but if they were done correctly would be absolutely terrific.
Books I Want As Movies:
And I am NOT talking about the kind of crap-movie that Ella Enchanted got. I'm talking a magical adaption that transfers this book straight to the screen. I'm talking Aza and Ijori exactly like their book-selves as movie-selves. I'm talking I want a perfect version of this or I don't want anything. This is one of the books that I would be VERY protective of if a movie were to ever come out because it meant so much to me as a girl.
This book almost seems tailor-made for a film adaptation. I think the characters would really pop on screen and the world could be taken straight to the movie. As you read this book you have a movie playing in your head and to see it transfer would be so cool.
3. Grave Mercy
I can see it now, with the period costumes and the castle the visuals would be stunning. Not to mention the intrigue working really well on the screen. I also think Dark Triumph would make a really good movie adaptation.
4. PERCY JACKSON
Yes, yes, I know they already have Percy Jackson movies out. But COME ON. Percy deserves better than this. I want proper adaptions starting with a remake of The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. I want proper adaptions that start with young actors (we're talking 11 and 12) and watch them grow through the series. I want proper adaptions with the details right and the world developed properly.
I just want Percy.
I know this is a lot to ask for and is most likely never going to happen, but we're talking about a perfect world here, right?
5. Anna and the French Kiss
This, done right, would be pure movie magic. Paris would look so good on the screen and the awkward, real-life relationship between Etienne and Anna would enchant the viewers. This would be the romance-comedy movie to top all romance-comedies.
6. Shadow and Bone
Just imagine. This world would look so freaking good in movie format. And let's just take a moment to think about how breath-taking the costumes and the palace would be. I would be interested to see how the shadow fold would appear. Then in the a Siege and Storm movie, meeting Sturmhond? I WANT IT.
7. Eleanor and Park
While I do think that most of the charm of this story comes from how things are worded, I also think the story could stand on its own in a visual medium. I can just see it with Eleanor's crazy curls and Park's style.
8. The Lost Hero
Then, after we've done the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series up right, we can get on to doing the Heroes of Olympus series in the right way. These stories are nothing short of epic and would make terrific movies.
9. Princess Academy
Another childhood favorite that, when done correctly, would be a fantastic movie. It has a great climax and fantastic, inspiring girl characters for little girls to look up to and learn from.
Books I Want As TV Shows:
1. Finnikin of the Rock
I want more Lumatere Chronicles in my life, I don't think I'll ever get over how much I love it. I think a TV show version could really capture the magic in a unique and cool way. Each episode could take pace from the different characters' perspectives. This could create a whole new way of story-telling in TV shows.
2. The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Another fantasy world that could really work in the show format. There would be room to expand things. The characters, the world would look so cool with the desert and the sea and Invierne.
3. The Diviners
Can this be a thing, please? Please? I mean, every episode would be pure creepiness and wonderful-ness. There would be whole cast of characters to watch and love. There would be a lot of material to work with and the roaring twenties? That makes for beautiful styling.
Please? The gritty qualities of this world would be absolutely terrifying when seen on a screen (as they should be). I think the length of the story would lend itself better to a TV show, as would the characters. There are also plenty of twists and turns to end and begin seasons and episodes on.
5. Throne of Glass
Another castle setting that would look really cool. The competition in the first book would make for some nice action and I would want to see Celaena and Chaol and Nehemia in screen-form. I think the characters would lend themselves to an engaging watching experience. With how far the world and the story stretches and is going to stretch I could see it fitting in the form of a TV show quite nicely.