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Books I Think Should Have Film/TV Adaptions

12 Oct

Last post, I mentioned I was going to see Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters in cinemas. Unfortunately, the screening period had ended at the cinema I went to a few days earlier. Of course, that means I cannot write a Page to Screen post about it.

So, to make it up to you, I have written a list of some books and stories I adore, that I think should be adapted for film or television.

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The Witches of Eileanan, by Kate Forsyth

The Witches of Eileanan

This series of six fantasy novels by my favourite author could make an exciting TV series, with a layout similar to that of Game of Thrones – that is, each book spanning across a season. Alternatively, a full film franchise would capture the magic of these wonderful books, both literally and metaphorically.

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Heroes of Olympus, by Rick Riordan

Heroes of Olympus

I definitely think this would be perfect as a television series. Perhaps after the completion of the Percy Jackson franchise, the cast could return for a new story. (Or new actors could be cast – Wouldn’t they be a little old for the parts by that stage?)

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The Ordinary Princess, by M.M. Kaye

Has no one at Disney read this book? Really? This is almost perfect for a Disney film adaption. I say “almost”, because The Ordinary Princess is in fact a parody of Sleeping Beauty. If not Disney, any other 2D animation studio could pick it up. I imagine the style to be inspired by the nouveau era. It could also make a nice four-part miniseries for children, with each episode one of the four parts of the book.

But if Disney did decide to adapt this book into a film, Princess Amy could join the Disney Princess franchise, and become a brilliant role-model for little girls around the world.

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The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater

Of all the books by Maggie Stiefvater (that I’ve read so far, anyway…) I think The Scorpio Races is most deserving of a film adaption. It’s exactly the kind of thing various people would go and see. And it’s a standalone, so no franchise attached.

In addition, The Scorpio Races actually is in the works. Warner Bros. has claimed the rights to the film with KatzSmith Productions set to produce. So, yay!

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Snow White and Rose Red, collected by the Brothers Grimm

Okay, so not a book, I know, but with all the fairytale retelling films recently, I think it’s high-time these two girls got their spotlight. I love this tale, and I’m quite upset that it’s not more well-known. It also aggravates me when people assume it has something to do with the totally unrelated companion of the seven dwarfs.

However, I have found a retelling by Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels, which I am very eager to read.

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The Empath Chronicles, by Selina Fenech

Emotionally Charged

Even though Memory’s Wake is absolutely fabulous and one of my favourite books ever, I think it should stay a book, as I do not think a film could capture the same magic that spellbounded me when I read it. Besides, Emotionally Charged and its upcoming sequels would make a really great TV series, even if it wouldn’t have a lot of seasons. Selina Fenech has even listed her dream cast for Emotionally Charged.

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What do you think of my wishlist of film and television adaptions? What are some books you would like to see on screens?

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