Books to movies – things I’d like to see

Dear ladies and gents,

it is tricky undertaking to turn a book into a movie. Some I enjoyed (The Hunger Games and Harry Potter movies come to mind) and some (like Bonfires of Vanities or Jack Reacher for example) were just a big, huge no… It’s tricky prospect indeed to take the source material (especially if it is good source material) and turn it into something that will a) get the masses into the movie theater and b) not piss off the fans of the book.

So yes, I am a bit wary of the book-to-movie adaptations. Having said that – there are a couple of books I’d really like to see on the big screen.

Dark Places

Now I know that Gone Girl is probably the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions Gillian Flynn. However I must admit I like Dark Places better. And I would really love to see it on the big screen. I just did a quick google and it seems I might not have to wait that long. However as much as I like Charlize Theron and think she is talented, I don’t really see her as Libby Day (this is the opposite case of Jack Reacher, me thinks).

The Passage

I will freely admit I have gobbled the first part of Justin Cronin’s The Passage. The second part is going a bit slower. It took me a while to get used to the Walkers, the Time Before, the smokes and who-are-all-these-people and whathaveyou but make no mistake the book is gripping. Not to mention – there is no sparkly vampire in sight! The movie rights have been purchased by Ridley Scott and his production company back in 2007, when the manuscript was still unfinished. The only info I could find is that new director Matt Reeves is attached to the project.

Divergent

Between Divergent and Insurgent, I’d have to admit I preferred the first book (on a sidenote and in case anyone is interested – the third book should be released in the fall of this year). Insurgent was a tad bit slow going for my liking. Divergent the movie will be released in 2014 and it is being directed by Neil Burger (who directed Limitless). Tris is being played by Shailene Woodley.

So tell me dear ladies and gents – are there any books you are dying to see on the movie screen?

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