Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Adapted To Movies

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is books I want to see as movies - the ones that I think would adapt to film very, very well. This was a hard list for me because I always think every book should be made into a movie but I narrowed it down to the ones I would go to midnight premieres for!

In no particular order:

1. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - This is actually already being adapted into a movie (slated to release next year) but I'm so excited for it that I had to put it on the list. I've said from the beginning that Tim Burton (my favorite person in the world) would be the PERFECT person to direct this and now there are rumors that he's interested and basically ... SQUEEEE.

2. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst - There is so much that a movie could do with this book. For some reason, I try to imagine it, I see it as an animated Studio Ghibli film. Particularly one from Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo) since he's my favorite. That would be my fangirl dream come true right there.

3. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake - This movie would be both ridiculously terrifying and extremely hilarious, I think. I'm definitely rooting for someone to bring Anna to the big screen!

4. White Cat by Holly Black - I loved this book so much and the combination of the mob-esque theme and magic would be perfect for a movie. There were so many scenes that - while reading them were awesome - seeing them would be kick-ass.

5. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce - I'd love it if all of Jackson's fairytale re-tellings were movies but Sweetly moreso than Sisters Red. I love the action and romance in Sisters Red but there's something dark and twisted about Sweetly that I'd love to watch on screen.

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - By this point, I don't even need to write anything, do I? I love it so much. Want to see Karou and Akiva and Brimstone brought to life. That is all.

7. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund - Hollywood doesn't have enough killer unicorns. Or any, for that matter. I would like to remedy that!

8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore - This movie would be incredible if done by the right team of people. We'd need a kick-ass Katsa, a charming, handsome Po, epic fight scenes and a gorgeous kingdom/forest setting to match. And Kristin Cashore would need to write the screenplay. (Look how WONDERFUL that turned out for The Hunger Games with Suzanne Collins!) I would see this movie over and over and over again.

9. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab - Everything I just said for #8 can apply to this one. The Near Witch was pretty much one of the most gorgeous books I've ever read and I'd love for that to translate into film. I'd be all sigh-y and swoony and dazed (and probably a lot creeped out) walking out of the theater.

10. Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - Diablo Cody (who wrote the movies Juno and Young Adult) comes to mind when I think of a possible adaption of this book. I think she could nail Anna's quirkiness. But there's also a softer side to Anna that I haven't seen in any of Diablo's movies yet. Ah! I don't know! All I know is that this would be the cutest movie EVER.

21 comments:

  1. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is being made into a movie? SQUEE! And I agree; Rampant could make a great movie. (Dianna Agron for lead? Anybody? Just me? Okay...)

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    1. YES! That book is incredible but the things that movie makers could do ... I get all fangirly just thinking about it.

      And TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. Dianna Agron is PERFECT for Astrid!

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  2. Ahh I forgot about Anna Dressed In Blood for the list! YES that would be awesome!

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    1. RIGHT?! And I'd hope it'd be 3D. Scary movies in 3D is just fun. And of course, Cas in 3D will also be fun. ;)

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  3. Oh, holy cow! You are right, Anna Dressed in Blood would be an awesome and terrifying movie, while Anna and the French Kiss would be absolutely adorable! Great choices. I had The Curse Workers series on my list, but I would like to see it as a TV series. Sopranos for the younger, hipper crowd!

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    1. I didn't even consider it being a TV show! I like your idea a lot better. The story could expand so much with a series!

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  4. what a great list and I would love to see both Anna's into film along with Smoke and Bone :)

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  5. Anna and the french kiss WOULD be the cutest movie ever! I wonder who could be good enough to play St. Clair *muses*
    Here's my TTT;
    http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-6.html

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    1. Right?! I'm not sure who is perfect enough to play the perfect St. Clair. That'd be a controversial casting! Hahah.

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  6. Miss Peregrine in movie form would be the raddest EVAH. Hopefully with Del Toro as the director! A girl can dream...

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    1. Hmm I'm Team Burton but Del Toro would do a kickass job with it as well!

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  7. Yes, yes, yes to Daughter of Smoke & Bone! Would love to see it made into a movie.

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  8. I picked Daughter of Smoke and Bone too.

    I thought about putting Anna and the French Kiss on there but I think I'd just end up being disappointed in the end. I like the idea of St. Clair always just living inside my head. :)

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    1. Yeah, I feel like there would be no way to make everyone (or even a large part) happy with the casting of St.Clair. So many people love him that if you cast the wrong actor ... catastrophe.

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  9. Oooh...I how could I forget Daughter of Smoke & Bone?!? I had no idea Miss Peregrine's was going to the big screen! Yay! Good list!!

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    1. Thanks! And yes it is! I'm so excited for it! :)

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  10. I've never heard of Ice, but you've piqued my interest since you say it would make a great Miyazaki film. I loved every Miyazaki film I've seen! Such beautiful artwork AND stories!

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    1. You definitely need to read it! There were so many scenes that were animated in my head and I just kept thinking "Miyazaki could do so many gorgeous things with this ..."

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