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    • Movies and TV shows based on literary works are very common nowadays. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones being a few of the biggest and most successful adaptations to date. While I was replying to @StephenL's post asking what book I'm currently reading, I was reminded of a tweet that got me really excited a few days ago.

      The Band is a book series that's currently two books in with the third book still awaiting release. I read the first two books back to back and I absolutely loved them! Kings of the Wyld was a great book and Bloody Rose is a great continuation to the story with a bunch of new characters and a few returning characters from the first book. I enjoyed these two books so much that I instantly wished they would be adapted to either the big or small screen, and a few days ago I learned that it could be a reality one day. Needless to say, I was VERY excited.

      Do you have any books or book series you'd like to see adapted into a movie or TV show?

    • Do graphic novels count as books?

      There was a weird little comic book about Superboy transported to the 31st century and becoming a member of their version of the Justice League of America. No Batman, Aquaman or Wonder Woman backstories. A humanoid robot as one of the team members. Futuristic headquarters in space.

      DC Comics is in the midst of rebooting the original series that ran from 1972 to 1989, so a movie adaptation is certainly possible.

      But if it’s a more traditional work of fiction that’s required for adaptation, I would love to see Connie Willis’s time travel novel, To Say Nothing of The Dog. They’d probably botch up the movie, but it’s a hilarious book:

      A delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat.

      When too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    • If you asked me this question a few years back, I would have said Artemis Fowl, but it is finally getting ready for release. Although the trailers did not impress me at all and I am beginning to feel that this might go the way of Eragon.

      I read this series called Liquid Cool this year, and it is about a guy running a detective agency in a cyberpunk city. I think it may lend itself really well to an animated series rather than a movie adaptation with its noirish theme.

      Slightly offtopic: I think a lot of books nowadays are being rapidly snapped for movie or TV adaptations. The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Gailbraith (aka J.K Rowling), The Expanse Series, Altered Carbon all have TV adaptations while The Martian, Ready Player One, Dan Brown series etc have all been made into movies. Then there are remakes or sequels to old franchises (Terminator series, Ghostbusters). Is Hollywood running out of original ideas? This may deserve a thread of its own...

    • I'm interested seeing how The Wheel of Time series turns out. Amazon picked up the rights to it recently. I have tried a time or two since middle school to read my way through the whole series, but it's so long. I started again recently and I'm working on the 9th book now. Robert Jordan isn't a great writer, in my opinion. But the storyline is generally pretty good. It might even be better in a visual form because it will cut so much of repeated

      Brandon Sanderson, on the other hand, is a pretty great writer. I can see why he was chosen to finish The Wheel of Time. His Mistborn trilogy was really good and I wouldn't mind seeing someone take a crack at that one.

      One other book that might be good as a movie is The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway.

      I usually prefer to watch a movie before reading the book it's based on because the book is usually better. Reading the book in preparation for a movie is generally a good way to set yourself up for disappointment, I think.

    • I usually prefer to watch a movie before reading the book it's based on because the book is usually better. Reading the book in preparation for a movie is generally a good way to set yourself up for disappointment, I think.

      Agreed, always see the movie first and then you’ll enjoy and appreciate the depth of the novel. A friend read Ready Player One after we both saw the movie and he said that is was the movie plus a ton of interesting backstories that enhanced his enjoyment.

      On a similar note, a couple of old films that I watched and then enjoyed their novel adaptation were The Game with Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and Galaxy Quest with Tony Shalub. Both novels were very fast reads and Galaxy Quest was one of the few books that made me laugh out loud while reading it.