Over at Booking Through Thursday, Deb wants to know:
What book would you love to see turned into a movie?
(Yes, with the understanding that it would be everything you hoped it could be, doing justice to the story, the characters, the writer’s vision, and so on. Not a hatchet-job horror.)
I’ve actually read quite a lot of books that I think would make great visual media, but shows like Outlander have shown me that miniseries are far better than movies for translating written works. Therefore, my answer is none, BUT, I would love to see a number of books translated to miniseries!
Books that would make great miniseries
- Stigmata by Phyllis Perry. The story of a woman who experiences reincarnation memories and physical trauma connected to the life of her great-great-grandmother, who was a slave.
- Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. Entirely in black & white with the occasional blue. I think it could be really well done, if done right!
- Micro by Michael Crichton, and really anything else by Michael Crichton. With the exception of Jurassic Park, Crichton adaptations have not been supremely well-done, and I think it’s because SO much has to be cut for a 2-hour film. I’d love to see a miniseries of Micro, Timeline, or even one of his older medical dramas, like A Case of Need.