questionswhat book would you like to see adapted to film?

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World War Z. not exactly intellectual or anything, but i think it'd be a fun summer movie.

edit: never mind. apparently it's already being made into a movie. so, i hereby withdraw my answer. nerts.

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The Myth series or Phule series by Robert Asprin

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin (pronounced OWEN) Colfer

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I'd like to see a wheel of time movie/tv series. However, I fear they would change it up to much like they did the sword of truth series.

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Dark Tower series. But after the attempts and cancellations, I don't think it will ever happen.

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I would like to see Ender's Game made into a movie. I had always thought they avoided it because of the violence involving children but with the recent success of The Hunger Games it could be more likely.

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@smudge262626: It's in the works with Hugo's Asa Butterfield cast as Ender Wiggin.

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I'm not sure I trust Hollywood to handle any of my favorite reads.

If I could - I sure would love to see Joss Whedon write the screen adaptation and direct the first book of the Dresden Files "Storm Front."

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@happyknappybeard: Did you see the Dresden Files on SyFy?

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@niloc225: That never happened and you cant convince me otherwise! Also, there was suppose to be a movie staring good ol'e Nick Cage but it was luckily dropped.

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I would love to see the Mark of the Lion trilogy. It has gladiators, a little romance (not too much romance) intrigue, suspense.

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I like some of the later starwars books. Some of the young Jedi series I think would make for a great flick.

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American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

With Anthony Hopkins as Odin, since he's already got the wardrobe for it.

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@ki4rxm: Last I read, Warner Bros picked up the distribution rights. They've supposedly already paid to have the first film script to be polished. Ron Howard still set to direct, Javier Bardem to play the Gunslinger (if he's available) and HBO to do books 2, 4 and 6 as series (ala Game of Thrones)... I'm stoked if it'll happen.

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@samstag: I believe American Gods is on the slate for production. I forget where, but I read about it at AintItCoolNews.com...

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@wnyx585am: At least you didn't pick "Go the f*$# to sleep" ... ;)

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Another duo of books that I would love to see made into a set of movies would be the Hyperion and Ilium stories by Dan Simmons. CRAZY freakin' books. FREAKIN' AWESOME, that is.

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The Star Wars Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. Better stories than the prequels and could be awesome if cast correctly and directed well.

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@wnyx585am: I laughed out loud

@ki4rxn: oh it's gonna happen, just be patient.

I'd also like to see the Dark Tower, but i don't think the Wheel of Time could be done well without a gigantic budget..

The Sword of Truth was bastardized with that Legend of the Seeker abortion of a show.

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The Wheel of Time series, however it's too long and would probably go through cast member changes :-(

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The one book that has been the most sought after into turning into a film has always been Catcher in the Rye.

As a great actor once said, "My biggest regret is that I am now too old to play Holden Caulfield."

The only problem is that there are so many goddamn phonies in Hollywood.

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@hossdawg97: I wish I could upvote this twice. But the challenges that poor filmmaker would face, with the slippery nature of time would be interesting to see realized on screen.

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HG Wells War of the Worlds. As written, set in the late 1800's in England. Not set in modern times in the US. With the popularity of steampunk, this book is ripe for the true-to-original making. I want to the mass evacuation of England piled onto anything that would float fleeing from Tillingham Bay. I want to see the heroic last stand of the mighty ironclad Thunderchild against the Martian death machines!!!!

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I'd like to see Dan Simmons Summer of Night. Not as mind blowing as his other books, but my favorite because it is so accessible. It's a seriously creepy horror story wrapped in a wonderful coming of age story. It would be what I expected and did not get from Super 8.

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@rockytrh: Also they'd just screw it up, but I'd go to each one of the 100 movies and buy popcorn.

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Anything from the Ringworld series, maybe even stuff from the Tales of Known Space.

It would be entertaining and not too deep for E. E. Smith's stuff.

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@happyknappybeard: Oooo...Joss Whedon doing Dresden Files. That would be very, very cool.
Just think of the fun he could have with Murphy. And the snarkiest of Bob...Joss could do the voice!

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@wnyx585am: They made a cartoon out of it.

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@gt0163c: But it doesn't have a butt-kicking major female character, does it? Joss is the king of Girl Power.

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Although Disney screwed up with the Black Cauldron a while ago, I'd love to see someone else take a stab at Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain series for the big screen.

I'd also like to see Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series adapted to the small screen like True Blood.

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It's already in the works, but I am excited to see how the Uglies series comes across on films.

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Larry Corriea's 'Monster Hunter International' - although I've heard a TV series is in the works.

Also Frank Herbert's 'The White Plague' or Larry Niven's 'Lucifer's Hammer'.

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After reading through the comments, i have to agree with:

The Dark Tower series, and that will begin filming with Ron Howard..
Ender: in production now to release in 2013

I am REALLY surprised no one has mentioned the Necroscope series from Brian Lumley.....Esp with the Supernatural trend recently.... NO SPARKLES here.

It is a pretty heavy series, and would have to be careful not to cheese it up...

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Absolutely any Repairman Jack movie at this point. Sigh. Love F. Paul Wilson. Been waiting a long time, never gonna happen is it...