After the release of the new P.S I Love You adaptation, I started thinking about all the other upcoming adaptation we’ve got to look forward to and also about the ever-growing list of books I’d love to see turned into movies/tv shows. So, I thought I’d make two dedicated blog posts about the topic and hopefully if I manifest it enough it might actually happen!
There’s always the worry when a studio announces that it’s adapting one of your favourite books, but now and then we are blessed with a visually beautiful and accurate adaptation that exceeds all of our expectations, a few of my favourites being the entire Harry Potter series, Catching Fire, and Game of Thrones. But then there’s the bad ones, I’m looking at you Allegiant and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters!
There’s a few obvious favourites I haven’t included on this list (any Sarah J Maas book) as I think adapting them would just ruin everything, because their worlds and characters are just so detailed and perfect that nothing could compare. Also if any studios need any extras, leads or even writers then I’m here and ready!
Anyway, here’s my list of books I’d love to see adapted next and please let me know which books you’d want to see turned into to movies in the comments below.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – This could definitely be the next Lord of the Rings if its done right! This book holds such an important place in my heart so I’m not 100% sure if I’m willing to trust the Hollywood film giants with such an intricate and intense storyline. But it would be incredible to see these characters on the big-screen!
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – This might be an unpopular opinion but I loved the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, certainly more than the TV Show, so I was gutted when they didn’t continue with the rest of the series. Cassandra Clare cleverly links all of her books, so I don’t know how they would adapt this book and whether they’d keep it separate from the other adaptations.
Cinder by Marrisa Myers – At the moment Disney is obsessed at re-making classic fairy-tales and I think its time for something a little different.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Dear Netflix, if you’re looking for another YA contemporary love story to adapt then look no further. The story follows Anna, a young adult in her senior year of high school but not any high school – a high school in Paris, France (jealous or what?!). From there we follow her senior year however it’s not that simple. Here she meets a beautiful boy named Etienne St Clair, he has it all including a serious girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – The rights to this film were bought by Universal in 2017, so fingers crossed that we get to see an adaption of this film in the near future.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I feel like this film has been in development for years and I’m desperate to see the magic and brilliance of the Le Cirque des Rêves! Morgenstern includes every element you’d want in a book, a whirlwind romance, a beguiling mystery and peculiar characters that drive the story and I think it would make a truly wonderful film.
Life on the Refrigerator Door by Ali Kupers – I’d forgotten about this book until I saw it on my bookshelf and now I’ve got so many ideas in my head. I’d love to turn this into a short/animated film as its such a beautiful and impactful story that has stuck with me for years. If you’re looking for a quick and easy read (possibly for a read-a-thon) then this one is perfect!