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Okay so I’m not very good at keeping up with the kinds of things that are being made into movies. I usually don’t know what’s playing unless I’m looking at a showtime schedule, and even then my favorite theater right now plays older movies and has cheaper tickets (as in date night with popcorn and a drink for less than $20, even in 3D). So I usually have no idea what’s going to be coming out. Unless someone tells me. Or a random trailer ad preview plays on YouTube (why are the ones I get always horror movies?!?). Or it’s something too exciting to miss. Like Star Wars (which I am super pumped for, by the way. Any other Star Wars fans out there?)
So I had to do actual research for this post. And here’s what I came up with. Some of the other movies I’ll probably see and they seem like fun, but I tried to pick mostly the ones where I’d already read the book…which didn’t work too well since I feel like I haven’t read any of these, or if I have, I’m not particularly excited for the movie. Since I’m not up to date on my movies, some of these are 2015 releases. You can let me know if the movies were any good.
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin: I haven’t read this one, but it’s set in NY in the 1950s, so I want to see it.
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith: Remember what I said about things set in the 1950s? Glad we’re all on the same page. But I haven’t read this one either.
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion: I feel very attached to Didion, since I spent an entire term just studying her work. And I think Christina Hendricks is perfect for this role.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Does reading the Wishbone version count? I actually got scared of the Wishbone version in second grade and haven’t tried reading this since, though I recently bought the book. Maybe Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy will provide my needed inspiration.
The BFG by Roald Dahl: I read pretty much read all of his books as a kid. Matilda and I are soul sisters. This book is a little less well known, but still super good. And now it’s going to be a movie with Bill Hader, whom I love. So lots of love going on.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling: Even quasi related to the HP series? Um… yeah I’m watching it.
The Silver Chair by CS Lewis: So I wasn’t all that enamored with the recent-ish Chronicles movies. But maybe this one will be the one? I’m hopeful.
Allegiant Part I & II by Veronica Roth: This is kind of a cheat because I haven’t actually read these books, but I liked the first two films a lot and want to finish the series. Who knows, I might even read the books.
The book I really want to them to make the movie of and which is already optioned, so it basically fits the criteria:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Please, please, please make this movie so that all my bookish dreams can come true!
Did any of these movies make your list? What upcoming film are you most excited for?
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book-Movie Adaptations I’m Excited About”
The BFG doesn’t seem like a movie Spielberg would direct, but he’s my top director of all time, so the film is in good hands. Great list.
Top Ten Movie Adaptions I’m Looking Forward To: https://samwhitehousewriter.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-book-to-movie-adaptions-im-looking-forward-to/
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What?! I did not know about The Silver Chair! I read that this year and it was pretty good. Caspian was my favorite book, but I’m excietd to see The Silver Chair! And I completely agree about The Night Circus. I listened to it on audiobook and it played like a movie in my mind. I’d be so interested to see what it would look like on screen.
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I’m excited about The Silver Chair because it means we are one step closer to my 2nd-favorite book in the series – The Magician’s Nephew. 🙂 My TTT
Great blog! I didn’t know they were making the Silver Chair- that’s exciting! And I feel the same way about the Night Circus!