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Books you'd love to adapt or see adapted for the screen


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#1 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:44 AM

List a book or two that hasn't been made into a film that you'd love to either adapt or have adapted into a film or TV series.

 

Would love to see Christopher Moore's comedic vampire novel - You Suck as a film. (Fox has been sitting on the rights for a while)    I'd also love to direct a film of Douglas Couplands novel Girlfriend in a Coma. (New Line owned the rights but never did anything).

 

What would you like to see make it to the big screen?

 

 


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:52 AM

The Day of the Triffids- properly.

Earthlight.

The Sands of Mars.

A Fall of Moondust.

Rendezvous with Rama.

Way Station.

The Listeners.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:24 PM

I just read Ursula K. LeGuin's "The Left Hand of Darkness" -- boy, that would be a challenge to adapt, dealing with all the sexual politics of a single-sex androgynous seem-medieval society on an ice planet...

 

"The Mote in God's Eye" would also be ambitious in a Star Wars / Dune sort of way.

 

I'd like to see another attempt at "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451".

 

But most ambitious of all might be the Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson, a mini-series about the terraforming of Mars.

 

Another great mini-series could be made from "London" by Edward Rutherford, though ridiculously expensive.


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#4 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:45 AM

"Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield would be incredible.

 

"Shogun" by James Clavell, I know they already made a miniseries back in the 80s (which feels pretty dated now). I'd love to adapt it into a two-parter for theatrical release, but a premium TV mini-series would still probably be the best way to present it.

 

"Without Remorse" by Tom Clancy. Still (to my mind at least) Clancy's best. Could be streamlined quite nicely into a feature, but again, would make for a really cool mini-series.

 

"World War Z", the film shared nothing but the book's title sadly. I think the book could be really fascinatingly adapted faithfully into a mini-series.

 

 

Wow... my tastes have really moved to episodic TV these days... weird.
 


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