Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

Posted September 10, 2013 by Kara in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a heme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:  Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show (set in a perfect world!)

I usually take this stance when it comes to transforming books into movies and TV shows:

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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.

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BookHurt 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
Format: Anime
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!
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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
Format: Animated
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!!)

14 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

  1. Dude, what AWESOME choices! Especially love Angelfall, Stormdancer, Anna, and Speechless. I think Tarantino should do the Stormdancer flick, though, and the Dawson’s Creek guy should do Speechless. And somebody super creepy but elegant for Anna, like the guy who did The Others maybe!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  2. I love that you picked out who would make the movies. Clever, creative, and such good reasoning.

    I think Angelfall is being directed and produced by Sam Raimi.. ( So it seems to be going forward! I will be so pissed if he/they ruin this movie.

    A FACE LIKE GLASS AS AN ANIME IS A STROKE OF BRILLIANCE. I am not a huge anime fan (mostly because I have NO IDEA where to start) but that sounds fantastic.

    I wasn’t a fan of The Eyes of the Dragon as a book, but I would definitely at least watch the pilot of a tv show.

    I do not know how I forgot Stormdancer for my list. IT NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE, but I’d be very wary of how they would adapt it.. We can dream, can’t we?

    • I added it because I want it to be an awesome movie. If they screw it up….hell on Earth, girl, Hell on Earth.

      A Face Like Glass read as an anime, if that makes sense. I just kept thinking about Sailor Moon movie-style anime and it has been in my brain like that for a long while.

      It seems more like movie material – totally.

      We can always have our dreams, girl. Always.

    • It would work for TV. Anna and Cas working as a duo to solve crimes. The romance…the ghosts, the creep factor… I want it as badly as I wanted Tennant to be the Riddler in Batman and my heart is breaking.

  3. You know, I couldn’t finish Stormdancer (it’s still on my on-hold pile)…. but I bet my pants it would be awesome to watch on the big screen.. especially done right. I think Anna would make for a pretty interesting tv series… think a younger version of Supernatural. *drools

    • I’ll agree with you about Stormdancer – it is such an active book that it needs some visuals.

      Oh….Anna as TV….that could happen. They fight ghosts together and the romance….BRB contacting WB.

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