I'm doing a spin off of my own thread...is that allowed?
But following on from the "movies that are better than the book" thread...do you have any books which you wish would be made into a movie? Or are your favourite books too sacred to be butchered by the movie making industry?! Assuming top notch director and screen play etc....my two are:
Catcher in the Rye....I would love to see this as a movie... But who would play Holden Caulfield ...?
The Poisonwood Bible....I think in the hands of a great screenplay and good direction it would make an awesome movie...
Jasper Jones. This would make an awesome movie in the hands of the right director. Needs to be very faithful to the 60's and needs a top notch young cast in the leading roles. As long as they don't deviate from the story line.
Bronze Horseman would probably make a better movie than it is a book, because you can cut out the month long honeymoon detailing every single sexual encounter to a very quick montage, and also because I think it would be a lot more hard hitting to see the affects of the war on Leningrad than it is to read about it.
I'd love to see Dymphna Cusack's Picnic Races as a movie and I'd really like to see Come in Spinner remade, but based on the original novel, not the abridged version they made the earlier mini series of.
John Birmingham's 'Without Warning' series could take the movie treatment quite well. It's better written than most action thrillers so the movie might not be better (as it definitely would be for a Matthew Riley novel), but it wouldn't be ruined by a transfer to the screen.
I actually think Wolf Hall would do quite well in the right hands - it would lose something but also gain something in the translation. I mentally cast Alan Rickman as Cromwell while I was reading it as it is.