Although this trend has been going on for awhile, it seems like a large number of fantasy and YA/fantasy books have recently been made into movies.
Some upcoming book-to-movie conversions:
- The Hobbit
- Artemis Fowl
- The Mortal Instruments
- Vampire Academy
- Hush, Hush
I just read a New York Times article that said Peter Jackson is making Naomi Novak’s Tremeire series (His Majesty’s Dragon) into several movies. This got me thinking about what other fantasy books that I would want to see made into movies.
Top 5 fantasy books I want to see made into movies are:
1 Divergent by Veronica Roth (I think this may already be in the works)- I know you guys must be getting annoyed with my fangirl love of this book, but it’s seriously THAT good! This movie just screams to be on the big screen- there’s action and adventure on every page!
2Graceling by Kristen Cashore- I would love to see this book made into a movie to showcase another strong heroine! Katsa is gorgeous and totally kicks butt. It’s also a great coming of age story too.
3 Heir of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier- The Celtic Ireland scenery of this book would be just breathtaking. More so than other Marillier books, this novel also has a good deal of action. I think the romantic elements would particularly interest female viewers for sure!!
4 Eragon by Christopher Paolini- A couple of you may be thinking- wait, wasn’t this already made into a movie? Yes it was! But, it was so obscenely awful, that I demand a re-do. This book deserves more justice than the bad CG version made in 2006. If you want a laugh, check it out. I recommend renting and not buying.
5The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss- Whoa- this first movie would have to be broken into about 3 separate movies, but this book should have been made into a movie like, yesterday! It has so many fantastic elements going on that more than just the scifi/fantasy crowd would enjoy!
What books do you think should be made into movies??