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Books you'd like to see on-screen

Postby IzzyTehMuse » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:44 pm

I don't know if this would belong in another section, so feel free to delete or move and just redirect me!

However....

I want to ask the masses

What Book do YOU want to see be made into a movie? (Artemis Fowl is cheating! Most people want that!)

As for myself:

I think a really well-done version of Frankenstein (Read the BOOK) is in order.
I also think Brian Jacques's Castaways of the Flying Dutchman would make and AWESOME movie!
Also: The Westing Game!
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Re: Books you'd like to see on-screen

Postby Antilles » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:39 am

If done right, I think the Bartimaeus Trilogy would be cool to see.

Also - The Icarus Hunt, by Timothy Zahn. It's kind of a sci-fi murder mystery, I think it'd be cool to see on the big screen.
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Re: Books you'd like to see on-screen

Postby BkkprGirl » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:27 pm

I agree that both The Westing Game and Bartimaeus would be awesome to see..... As for me, I'd LOVE for them to make a Book Thief movie. That's one that I'd really, really, really love to see on screen. I think they could do such a great job.... The book itself is quite cinematic, and I can totally see it actually working out well. Also I Am the Messenger, though that could wait if it had to.

And, one that I've more recently thought of: more Sherlock Holmes. Though I doubt anyone could live up to Basil Rathbone's interpretation, it makes me sad that Holmes has, in my opinion, been kind of forgotten. He's one of my favorite literary characters of all time, and the only way that we'll ever get to see more of him is on screen. And some of the older Holmes films weren't that great. They need to come out with a collection of really good quality movies.
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Postby Lady Fei Fei » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:12 am

bartimaeus would be good to see on-screen.
i want to see "artemis fowl", "maximum ride", "pendragon", and "percy jackson and the olympians" become movies. i really hope AF becomes a movie soon!
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Postby Allysta » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:04 am

I'd like to see the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series made into movies, and The Cry of the Icemark as well. Now there's a cinematically structured movie.

However, I think film rights for both books have already been bought. So, it's possible, though I might have to wait a couple of years -sob-

Also, that would be so incredibly awesome to see the Song of the Lioness quartet on the big screen.
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Re: Books you'd like to see on-screen

Postby IzzyTehMuse » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:49 pm

OOH! Have another!

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman
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Postby Tyrison » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:39 pm

Ooh, that would totally be a good one.(Love that series. ^_^)

I'd like to see The Hunger Games, Sammy Keyes, and possibly Minerva Clark, and definitely The Supernaturalist be made into movies; they're all really good series/books.
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Postby IzzyTehMuse » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:56 pm

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman is a series?!? I didn't know that. (I know about Redwall, however)

Also, one that just jogged my memory was Mary, Bloody Mary which is an excellent account of Mary Tudor's early life. Very tragic and dramatic. I wouldn't mind seeing a well-done version of that!
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Postby BkkprGirl » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:18 am

I'd love to see The Palace of Laughter by Paul Bajoria (my icon is Little, a Song Angel from the series in question) made into a movie. For anyone who's read it, the Pigball scene would be so cool! It's very colorful, creative, and it would probably be visual eye candy.

AND THEY NEED TO MAKE WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. OMG that would be AMAZING. Another circus book, like TPOL, it would be really interesting to see on the screen.
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Re: Books you'd like to see on-screen

Postby evil pixie » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:06 pm

1. Artemis Fowl
2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
3. Airman
4. So B. It ( I just started reading it, but it is so dramatic I had to post it here, it would make a great movie )
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Postby crystal_clear » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:05 am

New moon! Ahahahahahahahaa! (/sarcasm)

All of the books that have been suggested are pretty much what I would have said... but the Pretties by Scott Westerfeld would be pretty cool, I think.
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Postby Harlan Phoenix » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:12 am

Wicked by Gregory Maguire.

And specifically based on the novel, too. Not the musical.
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Postby hollyshort_reconjock » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:16 pm

I think that Sammy Keyes could be a great movie, but they'd have to combine like all the books together if they don't want an ongoing twenty-movie sequence.

But I really want to see Ranger's Apprentice on screen. It's an amazing book, and if done right, the movie could be complete awesomeness!

Bartimaeus would be cool, but I have a feeling that the movie people would ruin it.

They arn't exactly books, but I think that if they toned down the Greek myths about their gods, it would be a good movie. They might have to censor come things (I can't see rated R movies) but it would be cool.
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Re: Books you'd like to see on-screen

Postby evil pixie » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:45 am

hollyshort_reconjock wrote:I think that Sammy Keyes could be a great movie, but they'd have to combine like all the books together if they don't want an ongoing twenty-movie sequence.

But I really want to see Ranger's Apprentice on screen. It's an amazing book, and if done right, the movie could be complete awesomeness!

Bartimaeus would be cool, but I have a feeling that the movie people would ruin it.

They arn't exactly books, but I think that if they toned down the Greek myths about their gods, it would be a good movie. They might have to censor come things (I can't see rated R movies) but it would be cool.


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Re: Books you'd like to see on-screen

Postby hollyshort_reconjock » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Yeah, Poseidon and Artemis are my favorite. And I don't like Artemis for the reasons you think. She's so much different than all the other goddesses (always a loner, hunts with her dogs, quick to anger, virgin for life).
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