Saturday, March 14, 2009

Booking Through Thursday/Saturday #25: Movie Potential

On Saturday

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?

Well. I've heard some buzz that The Hunger Games movie rights were recently bought so...I think that could be good. I just hope that it's aimed more at teens and not at middle graders. I want to see a really gruesome arena with a lot of intelligent and thoughtful lines from the characters. It could be really bad or really good. We'll just have to see. 

Also, they're making a movie from The Lovely Bones due out at the end of this year which could also be really good or really bad. The book has this really distinctive vibe and I hope that they're able to capture that. And I don't want them to make that one a kids movie either. The death and the rape and the bad parts of it make it that much better so that stuff needs to stay.

Now for a book I'd like to see made into a movie? Either Uglies by Scott Westerfeld or What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson. With Uglies, they could create this big awesome franchise thing and with What They Always Tell Us, it would be way cool to have a movie focusing on a homosexual teen boy and what he goes through and what his life is like. Especially in today's society. I think it would make for a fantastic movie. It might open some people's eyes.

What movies do you want to see made?


  1. Mmm I don't know how I feel about YA books being made into movies. I don't really like movies that have teens as protagonists because most of them, well, just aren't very good and are very petty and melodramatic (see: Twilight). On the other hand, almost all the best romantic comedies of all time (When Harry Met Sally, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Prince and Me) feature adults. Pattern...?

  2. There is going to be an Uglies movie, but in 2011:

  3. I would think it would be so amazing if they made Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston into a movie.

  4. I could really see Uglies as a franchise. I'm reading it now, and it's pretty addictive. It might be hilarious to see who they get to play the "ugly" characters (you know, TV/movie ugly vs. actual ugly) and how they deal with pre and post surgery characters.


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