Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'd Love to See as a Movie or TV Show

This week for the Broke and the Bookish blog's great weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday, it is *drumroll*:
Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show (set in a perfect world in which movies don't butcher the books we love).
I always think people have a love/hate relationship with seeing films be made of their favourite books. You want to see it realised on the big screen, but realised your way, so it always ends in inevitable disappointment. But here is my list of books that I would love to see on film, as long as I could do it my way with my dream casts and where money is no object!
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This actually is being made into a film with Geoffrey Rush in. I think The Book Thief could be a really good film is done right as it is already such a visual book in the way it is written. Already, looking at the trailer for this film, Geoffrey Rush is nowhere near what I imagined Hans Hubermann to look like but I withhold judgment until I see it.
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green. Again, actually being made into a film, like right now (go see John's tumblr for BTS stuff!). I expect to feel like I've been wrung out after seeing this, it has so much potential as a film.
  • Across the Universe and A Million Suns by Beth Revis. I think this could be really interesting to see realised on the big screen, to really understand the scale of the ship, just how different Amy looks from the 'locals' and the scope of their predicament.
  • The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. Well, a continuation of the film series. I thought the first film was a pretty good adaption, and it could have had really good sequels. Probably missed the boat now, now that Alex Pettyfer is, well, too old (sorry Alex). Oh well, at least Stormbreaker gave us his pretty face...
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green. I can see this one in my head. Logan Lerman, I think, would be a great Miles. Emma Stone... maybe? Maybe not... I don't know who would play Alaska. But my vision of the smoking scene looks awesome. You should see it!
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I am reading this at the moment and loving it. That overbearing Big Brother state gives a feeling of constant uneasiness, which would make for an interesting and exciting film.
  • The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. So much imagination that could be a brilliant animated film or tv series.
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. This could be such a great film. It would be thought-provoking, emotional and, most likely, provocative.
Here are a few books that have already been made into films, but should/could be made again:
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory. I'm going to ignore the fact there is already a film for this book, as it was not that great. This book could make such a good film or tv series, even if this story has been done to death. The Other Boleyn Girl is the best book I've read about that time in British history and the shit storm Anne Boleyn creates could be done so much better than it was *cough*British actors*cough*.
  • The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. I know, I know... controversial. I LOVE the films, so I'm not saying we should make new films, but I think so much background stuff was cut out that could make an amazing tv series. I actually think it would make a great animated one. See here or here for examples of amazing Disney-esque HP art. Just imagine the potential!
Well, that's my list. Let me know if you agree with any of my choices in the comments, and leave a link to your list if you have one. I can't wait to see what everyone came up with for this one!

8 comments on "Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'd Love to See as a Movie or TV Show"

  1. Harry Potter is indeed an interesting choice though I do understand your motivation.
    While making my list I was surprised with how many of my books have been or are planned to be made into a moving picture already, see you have some of those too!

    1. I think it would be almost impossible to make a list without books that had already started production. They are constantly optioning books for filming. Well for me it would :)

      Thanks for dropping by!

  2. It was actually planned to make a tv series of Delirium. They did the pilot and all but it apparently wasn't picked up

    1. Ugh that sucks. Maybe they'll try again some time...

  3. I would SO watch an animated more in-depth Harry Potter!!!!! Sounds awesome! Also I love the idea of a Looking for Alaska movie! TFIOS is being filmed in my area right now and I was thinking about trying to be an extra... how cool would that be?

    My TTT

    1. Wouldn't an animated HP be amazing?!? I think LoA has a lot of potential as a film. I'd really like to see it well done.

      That would be so cool! And then I could say I've had someone from the TFiOS movie comment on my blog ;)

  4. I wish that the Delirium TV show was not canceled. I guess it didn't have as big of an audience as I expected it to be. The book was great, but I imagined it more as a movie than a TV show.
    Check out my TTT list:

    1. I hadn't heard anything about it (although I'm British so probably not that surprising) so maybe they didn't publicise it enough... I don't know how these things work...
      But yeah, I think it would be a great movie.