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Seeing books we love get made for the screen is a bit of a conundrum, because it's SO COOL and the story is literally going to come to life...but what if the move makers mess it up, or it's not what you had pictured? Some book-to-screen adaptations I've really liked--Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games--and some are just not good--Blood and Chocolate, Vampire Academy. There are a few books that I think could be pretty cool on screen, but there are rules: the book must be followed as much as possible, no shitty Disney actors (for main character roles I think I prefer "nobody" actors), and effort must be put into the adaptation to make it as spectacular possible. (For example, I haven't finished all the Harry Potter books so I don't know how well they match up, but I think the movies are made awfully well.) If any of the following books get made for the screen, consider my movie ticket preordered or my DVR set as of now.
Director: Susan Ee
Set notes: Keep it cinematic, apocalyptic, and make those wings (and the romance) epic.
Director: Elizabeth WeinSet Notes: All tickets should come with Kleenex, and make sure you hire a SCOT for a certain character--not a BRIT (and keep all the important lines from the book, you hear me, Hardy?).
Director: Eliot SchreferSet Notes: Use a bonobo, not a chimpanzee, and do not call them monkeys--and make this film visually stunning.
Director: Michael GrantSet Notes: If a TV show, it needs to be on a premium channel because some seriously uncensored fucked up stuff happens.
Director: Katie CotugnoSet Notes: Please do a good job of flipping between the Before and the After, and give this a powerful, indie feel.
Director: Meg Cabot
Set Notes: Keep the feel fun, the graphics good, and this may appeal to fans of Buffy and Veronica Mars.
Director: Jennifer Lynn BarnesSet Notes: Make this the best damn crime-solving show to ever exist, and bring the characters and their personalities to life.
Director: Ashley ElstonSet Notes: Don't make this a cliche--make this a thriller with a thrilling and sweet romance.
Director: Sarah DessenSet Notes: Make this sweet and musical, and go for the indie feel (and do not mess up Dexter and Remy).
Director: Sarah J. MaasSet Notes: Make it badass and bloody, and if you mess this up, the fans will be after you with more than just torches and pitchforks.
What books do you want to see on the screen?