Good morning ya’ll! So it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely gals over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’d Like to See Made Into a Movie. You may remember that this was already done almost exactly a year ago, so here’s my post from last year if you’re interested.
I thought it’d be hard to come up with a whole new list of books I’d want to see as a movie, but I went through all of the books I’ve read since April 2011 when we did this topic before and I actually came up with a great list! I even had to narrow it down a bit! So let’s get started, shall we?
1. Hominds by Robert J. Sawyer – How cool would it be to go see a movie about how in a parallel universe, Neanderthals are the ones that survived? And that through a random fluke in a quantum experiment, a Neanderthal actually came into our universe? COME ON, this would be an awesome movie!
2. Wicked by Gregory Maguire – I’m very disappointed that I still have not been able to go see the play of Wicked, but I think it would be the BEST THING EVER if Wicked was made into a movie. As long as Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth still played Elphaba and Galinda, because from the clips of the original musical that I’ve seen they are amazing.
3. Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku – Obviously this would be a documentary and I realize it’s incredibly nerdy to wish a non-fiction book would be made into a documentary, but there you have it. Kaku explores so many cool things, and I wish that I could watch a video of him going to seeing / experiementing with all of these cool things. As great as the book was, I often found myself going online to see if I could find pictures of some of the inventions or ideas that he discussed.
4. The Postmortal by Drew Magary – In this book, a scientist discovers a “cure” for aging, giving people the chance to live forever (as long as they don’t get a disease, get shot, etc.). The book does an awesome job of following one man’s observations of the Cure, and it’s effect on the world.
5. Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey - Dude gets sent to Hell, survives and fights demons for like a decade, and then finds a way to come back to Earth and take revenge on the bastards that sent him there. Men would line up at the theaters to see this, as long as they didn’t pick like Nicholas Cage or someone lame to play Stark AKA Sandman Slim.
6. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card - I could be wrong and there may already be a film version of this out, but given the crazy advances made in digital graphics and stuff they should really make a movie of this now. ESPECIALLY given the recent bullying outcries.
7. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke – I’m very surprised that Hollywood hadn’t pumped out a movie version of this yet, given the love of magic in movies. And I think a movie version would be great, because my biggest problem with the book was it’s length, so seeing it cut down to a decent movie length would bring the awesomeness to the surface and probably be really enjoyable.
8. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – Again, I’m surprised that this hasn’t been done yet. But HOW FUN would it be to see Thursday Next’s world recreated on the big screen? Dodos as pets, literature taken incredibly seriously, books glorified, classical characters jumping out of the books, time travelers, etc… it’s chock full of movie-gold.
9. Practical Jean by Trevor Cole – So maybe this would just be me, but I’d like to see a movie about a relatively normal housewife who goes kind of crazy after watching her mother die of old age and hence decides that the nicest thing she could ever do is kill all of her friends before they suffer the same tragedy.
10. Perfect Fudge by Hazel M Larsen – This would have all the tweeny fangirls lining up at the theaters, because it’s like Twilight but with angels. And better. And a stronger, smarter main female character. And a chance for way cooler special effects. And Perfect Fudge definitely deserves the media attention and spike in book sales that would be the result of a movie.
SO, what do you think? What books do you want to see made into movies?