top ten tuesday: books you’d like to see made Into a movie
Top Ten Books You’d Like to See Made Into a Movie
1. Secret Society Girl & following series, by Diana Peterfreund.
In all honesty, it would probably make a better TV show. Think ABC Family. I want it now. And cast someone adorable as Poe, please.
Really, if you need a story for a great romantic comedy, Hollywood should go with this one. I’d totally cast Tom Welling as Alex Sinclair.
3. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, by Julia Quinn
I have fantasies of adapting this to a screenplay. Really, it wouldn’t be a straight book adaptation, but it would merge, somehow, the stories in the three previous books (The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and An Offer From a Gentleman) and bring all four together in some brilliant way. I’d call it Lady Whistledown and what a spectacular period film it would be. Honestly. PS. Again, I’d cast Tom Welling as Colin Bridgerton.
If you’re into natural disaster movies (think The Day After Tomorrow or 2012), this would be a movie you’d like to see. Personally, I think Alex’s story in NYC would be more Hollywood’s speed, but I wouldn’t want to discount Miranda’s.
5. Blackout & All Clear by Connie Willis
This would make a great movie because it’s science-fiction and a period piece all in one. Plus it’s somewhat “Downton Abbey” or Love Actually – esque in the sense that there are so many threads and characters and storylines to follow. Plus the action of the Blitz in London during WWII covers that need in any movie. I’m thinking similar to Pearl Harbor or Atonement, really.
We’ll blame Harlequin Teen for the wonderful book trailer for the rest of the series and say it whet my appetite in wanting to see it on the big screen. Romance, adventure, intrigue. All the things needed for an exciting movie.
7. The Future of Us, by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
This is another that might make a good TV show or TV movie. But really, I just want to see how cool it would look to have the early 90s and today in one movie somewhat similar to 13 Going on 30 only with more control over outcomes.
It seems as though 7 is all I can come up with this time around considering I kept thinking oh! then realizing that book WAS made into a movie already. Usually they were movies I didn’t like much so that’s why they stuck out. Ah, well. Seven it is.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.