Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Book List Meme: Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

Having spent most of this month watching films for a challenge, some based on books, this feels especially pertinent.  Today we're coming up with Three Books That Should Be Made Into Movies ...

  1. Un Lun Dun by China Mi√©ville - I've already said before that this would be a perfect film for Hayao Miyazaki to make.  It has the fantasy and girl power elements that he does so well.
  2. The Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters - A few years ago, Jodie Foster bought the film rights to the books but it doesn't seem that anything ever became of that.
  3. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox - This would be a great neo-Victorian film thought I would be worried about it being turned into too actiony of a film.
And one that I wish they would remake and actually follow the plot of the book is Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.

Willing to watch the movie but not promising to love it,


  1. I know it would be harder, but I'd really like to see Un Lun Dun in live action, rather than animation.

    Have you ever seen the movie of Funke's The Thief Lord? It's more faithful to the book.

  2. Nice list! I haven't read any of these. I totally agree about Inkheart! Thanks for visiting! =)

  3. :) I feel the same way about Eragon as you feel about Inkheart. The movie could have been so much better!

  4. This is a good question. I'll have to ponder it. I haven't read any of the books you mentioned.

  5. I would love to see a film of the Amelia Peabody books. It would be so fun!

  6. I haven't read these books, but I like your reasons for making them into movies. Thanks for participating!

  7. Jeanne - I haven't read or seen The Thief Lord but I should!

    Emmegail - Thanks for stopping by here too!

    Katy - Yeah, I think I'm lucky to have not read Eragon before I saw the film or I would have been annoyed from what I hear. Now that I've forgotten the film, I can read the book!

    Jenners - The books I love the most would make terrible movies so this was somewhat tough.

    Jenny - They WOULD be fun because they are nice and actiony and would have the great Egyptian setting.

    Rebecca - You're welcome. :)