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Subject: Books you would like to made into TV/Film ?
Date Posted: 10/20/2008 5:30 PM ET
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Are there any books you would like to be made into a TV show or movie ? 

Me, I'd like to see...

Cell-Stephen King

Any older Kay Scarpetta books by Cornwell

Any Brian Keene zombie series books..The Rising, City of the Dead or Dead Sea

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 5:37 PM ET
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The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

Water for Elephants

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 6:43 PM ET
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The Dim Sum of All Things by Kim Wong Keltner

Jemima J

Stephanie Plum series (are they already doing it?)

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 7:16 PM ET
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I would like to see The Black Tulip by Dumas done by the director of Atonement.

I second Stephanie Plum...I wonder who they would get to play Stephanie?

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 7:25 PM ET
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I'd like to see a really well done miniseries of Devil in the White City, a movie of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (maybe directed by Guillermo del Toro) a movie of The Thirteenth Tale and a really well done, appropriately long miniseries of Harry Potter that actually includes some of the awesome detail.

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 8:07 PM ET
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I'd like to see:

The Brief History of the Dead

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

and Life of Pi

I second the vote for Guillermo Del Toro directing -- I bet he could do Life of Pi.

 

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 10:14 PM ET
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I'm waiting on Brad Thor's books to hit the big screen.  It's already in the works although I don't think Brad has mentioned which novel.

Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' will be out in theaters soon.  That's going to be one disturbing movie to watch.



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Date Posted: 10/20/2008 10:45 PM ET
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The Enchanted series.

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 7:19 AM ET
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Eric Flint's 1812

S M Stirling's Peshawar Lancers, Conquistador, the Dies the Fire Trilogy, and the Island in the Sea of Time series. They would all need to be miniseries

Monica Dickens' Kate and Emma

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 8:37 AM ET
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I think All About Evie could be done into a TV series. I'd watch it.

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 9:53 AM ET
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I second the Brian Keene books...I love zombies.

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 10:28 AM ET
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All of terry Pratchett's Discworld

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 5:29 PM ET
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Sara- there's a movie of Cell coming in 2009, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775440/

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Date Posted: 10/21/2008 6:12 PM ET
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Shows how much I know about Stephen King...I thought you meant this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209958/

Anyway, I have been awaiting the Ender's Game movie for almost nine years now...I'd like to see that made.  I also think most of Robert Heinlein's books would make good movies.  The only one I know of, Puppet Masters, could have been worse and could have been better.



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Great--I should wish for more stuff !  Thats awesome

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 10:43 PM ET
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Dark Tower (whole series) by Stephen King

 

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I think the President's Daughter books by Ellen Emerson White could make a really good TV show.

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 1:18 PM ET
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Stephanie Plum series (are they already doing it?)

It's supposedly been "in the works" for years now. There's a PBS thread discussing casting located here. :-)

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 8:39 PM ET
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Outlander series by Gabaldon

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Matt C, I think RLH didn't want movies made. ANd they absolutely trashed Starship Troopers

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Several of the books I think would make good movies are already in the process of becoming them:

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (set for 2009 right now, I think)

Ranger's Apprentice Series by John Flanagan

Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin (a script for an HBO pilot is written, but I don't think it has been finalized yet and it wouldn't be seen for a few more years)

One book I would really like to see in film, was going to be a film but then it bottomed out is Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet.  I also agree with those who have said Ender's Game, but I wonder how they would find enough kids to play those serious roles.  Maybe an animated movie would work better--as long as they did it proper, not Disney.

 

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Date Posted: 11/1/2008 5:23 PM ET
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Water for Elephants is already going to be a movie! I'm pretty excited. I knew as I was first reading it that it would work great on film, it just seemed so cinematic, and lo and behold!
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Date Posted: 11/1/2008 6:43 PM ET
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Matt C, I think RAH didn't want movies made. And they absolutely trashed Starship Troopers

I almost forgot about Starship Troopers...that movie didn't have anything to do with the book, really.  Puppet Masters wasn't that bad, though.   

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 2:46 AM ET
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I'd like to see Ted Dekker's Black, Red & White (3 books) made into films

Also, Randy alcorn's Safely Home would be an awesome movie

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