Top Ten Tuesday 4.12.11

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. Link up to find new reads and book blogs!

This week’s list:

TOP TEN BOOKS I’D LIKE TO SEE MADE INTO MOVIES

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It’s in the works. I hope I’m not disappointed.

2. Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer. The question is: Who is awesome enough to play pirate/privateer Jacky Faber?

3. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. While I was reading this book, I felt like I was reading a movie script instead of a novel with all the action and dialogue. I think this steampunk zombie story would be a blockbuster. Zombies are hot right now. Right?

4. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel. There were rumors that this film was being made, but it seems to have been abandoned.

5. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. Again, this trilogy seemed more like three scripts than novels. Hatter would have such an awesome costume! I’m sure some Lewis Caroll fans would be displeased, but I think this version would be an interesting variation to the classic story. IMDb lists it as “in development.”

6. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. This movie would be all about the special effects. Looks like there are plans for a movie version. I also think this book would make a great video game.

7. The Year of the Flood. Margaret Atwood’s novel would make a chilling post-apocalyptic movie.    I can see an actress like Natalie Portman playing Ren.

8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic is ridiculous, but hilarious. I’d go to the theaters to see it, and I’m a Jane Austen devotee.

9. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier.  This story is dark, magical and suspenseful. If the filmmakers did it justice, I’d watch the movie over and over again.

10. Behind Green Glass. Of course, I would love to see my own novel made into a film. I can dream!

 

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5 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday 4.12.11

  1. Tobe says:

    I’m so excited to see another person who listed Looking Glass Wars (is it really in development? exciting if it is!) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I absolutely loved those books. I just bought Boneshaker. Very excited to read it!

  2. I didn’t love Incarceron as a book but I think it may translate better as a film. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies could be awesome too. I’m curious to read The Year of the Flood and Wildwood Dancing. And Behind Green Glass of course!
    Fingers crossed that The Hunger Games movie exceeds expectations.

  3. Kayleigh says:

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is in the works, Natalie Portman is attached or has at least expressed her interest. Should be good, if done right, but isn’t that the case with all book into film adaptations?!

    Boneshaker is on my Amazon wishlist, I think i’ll have to change that soon!

  4. anne says:

    I just read Wildwood Dancing a week ago and loved it. Great choice for a movie.

  5. bookzilla says:

    P&P and Zombies… /sigh. Jane Austen is probably rolling in her grave! :p It would be interesting to see, though.

    There are some pretty awesome spoof trailers on YouTube, some of which I discussed in my book trailer blog post. There’s one for Dawn of the Dreadfuls (the prequel to P&P&Z), and a trailer for a fake, although awesome “Jane Austen’s Fight Club.” I think the same guys also made a trailer for Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope some of these movies get made soon (especially yours!).

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