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    Many great books have been turned into movies, but there are many more that have yet to be adapted from page to screen. What is one book out there that you really love that currently has no plans to be made into a movie that you really want to see? For me, the novel of choice is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

    The Snow Child tells story of a childless farm couple in Alaska in the year 1920, who come to theorize that a little girl that frequently wanders around their property may be a real-life snow child, similar to the ones described in fairy tales. The novel received all sorts of critical praise (and it was Ms. Ivey’s debut novel as well), and was even shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Not only did I see a lot of cinematic potential for a film version of this novel while reading it, I even created what I feel would be the perfect cast for a film version of this novel. That’s how good it really is.

    But what about you? What books would you like to see made into movies?

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    I’m kinda surprised “City of Thieves” by David Benioff hasn’t been turned into a movie. It’s a very accessible coming-of-age story set during the German siege of Leningrad during World War II. A good adaptation would be pure Oscar bait, and the author is already an industry insider since he’s a showrunner on “Game of Thrones.”

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    Never heard of that book. I’ll have to check it out.

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    I’m not going to name a particular book, but Jonathan Franzen’s work should be brought to cinema more often.

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    I’m not going to name a particular book, but Jonathan Franzen’s work should be brought to cinema more often.

    I know there’s been attempts to turn The Corrections into a movie or miniseries that haven’t gotten off the ground. Purity is being adapted into a miniseries starring Daniel Craig.

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    I thought I had answered this question in this thread. Hmmmm….
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    Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This is her first novel, and it is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Novel. These are the highest awards given to a science fiction works, and it is an amazing achievement to win both.

    I’d love to see a visionary director, (because that is what it would take) to turn this astonishing work into a high-calibre film.
    Intensely human, humane, and one for humanity.

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Philip K Dick Blade Runner

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    I’m not going to name a particular book, but Jonathan Franzen’s work should be brought to cinema more often.

    I know there’s been attempts to turn The Corrections into a movie or miniseries that haven’t gotten off the ground. Purity is being adapted into a miniseries starring Daniel Craig.

    I didn’t know either of those things and I’m excited now, but I still want something for the big screen.

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    I know movie rights were optioned for The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski some time ago. It’s a retelling of Hamlet set on a farm in Wisconsin in the early 1970s, with the protagonist being a mute 14-year-old boy. It was universally acclaimed by critics upon its release and some of its biggest celebrity fans include Oprah Winfrey and Stephen King. I hope they still attempt to make it someday.

    Admittedly, casting the role of Edgar will be tough. If they can’t find a child actor who’s already mute and knows how to use sign language, then the actor who’s ultimately cast will have a tough road ahead of him, as the quality of the movie is going to rest on his performance. Dogs also play a major role in this story. Despite what they tried to accomplish with The Call Of The Wild, I hope they do NOT resort to CGI dogs.

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

    Yes, there’s a Tony-winning play based on it but reliving the book in the movie theater is much different.

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    It is being adapted (supposedly), but I’ve always thought Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan would be a great movie.

    Also:

    Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (or really anything by Sanderson)

    Red Card by Ken Bensinger

    River of Doubt by Candace Millard

    A modern adaptation of any Wodehouse books would be pure gold.

     

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    This is a story I first encountered in middle school, and that would be The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. I actually performed in a local community theatre production of the stage adaptation when I was in sixth grade (I played Hobie), and went back to read the original novel the following year. While there is a TV movie that premiered on ABC back in 1983, I actually would be interested in seeing a feature film adaptation. I was even thinking Michelle Williams could star as Grace Bradley opposite Ryan Gosling as her husband, Bob.

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    I would love to see the Gilead, Home and Lila series by Marilynne Robinson turned into a limited series. There’s too much content for a movie and I feel the characters and time span would be best served in a television format. Robinson won the Pulitzer for fiction for Gilead, although my personal favourite from the trilogy is Home- an extraordinary read. I’m not at all religious but couldn’t resist the world she created. Somebody make it happen! It has prestige project all over it.

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