I usually take this stance when it comes to transforming books into movies and TV shows:
But what if we lived in a perfect world? What if Hollywood actually cared about the story and did not perform a Red Wedding on our most beloved novels and tomes? This week, we discuss which books would make the most ideal movie and TV show without all of the butchering and story murder.
Book: Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby
Format: Disney/Pixar Animation.
Because: A lovely story about a deaf girl connecting with a sign language chimp would make a very lovely and very heart-warming film.
Book: The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Format: Live action film
Because: We need more exposure to the events happening in the Middle East regarding the people and their struggle to survive in the extremist environment.
Book: The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley
Format: Computer animation
Because: I believe that a great director could bring out the lovely storyline. I, for some reason, think of the movie Brave when I read this, and it just stuck with me ever since.
Book: A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
Because: The color and richness of this book demands a colorful animated setting. I would lean towards animated movie, but the book is a bit gritty for a Disney-style film.
Book: The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Format: HBO Show
Because: This would rival Game of Thrones!
Book: Angelfall by Susan Ee
Format: Live Action Movie
Because: Do I even need to explain this one!? (I know this one was purchased, but Gods help them if it turns out like the Twilight movies...)
Book: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Because: This would make one great show, and blood always looks so much more creepy when drawn.
Book: Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Format: TV show
Because: I believe, with the right elements, and the perfect director, this book would transform beautifully into a TV show targeting a new set of teens. I also honestly think that the book could be formatted to extend past the story and become something more, such as Dexter.
Book: Vampire Empire series by Clay and Susan Griffith
Format: Live Action movie
Because: I am a rabid fangirl and the Greyfriar should be voiced by an awesome character and Adele can break all of the white girl paranormal standards and THIS IS AN AWESOME SERIES.
Book: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Format: Hayao Miyazaki animated movie
Because: That is what I pictured the entire time when I read the book. Sadly, Mr. Miyazaki is retiring, and I fear this is just a sad pipe dream.
What books did you list this week? What would be your ideal book to screen collaboration? Leave a link (I am on the internet and I will read them this week!!)