Usually we prefer books to stay books, because the movie versions rarely turn out as good as what we’ve envisioned in our heads (set design aside…) But there are always exceptions to the rule, and we think these books would be brilliant as films:
1) Team Human by Justine Larbalestrier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Twi-hard fans and Twi-hard avoiders will adore this clever and comic take on high school with vampires. Subverting a genre has never been so fun. (Even the cover looks like a movie poster!)
2) Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Kids in a dangerous rocket ship. What could go wrong?
3) Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
This is a teen action-spy movie waiting to happen. Plus, everything goes down on prom night.
4) Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
This graphic novel would make a quirky animated film. A quirky animated cartoon film. With the panels drawn in for good measure!
5) The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
If George Lucas/Disney is bringing us Star Wars Episode 7 and more, why not go all out? This is the ultimate homage. We’re thinking live action with Kellen’s doodles. (But please don’t let George write the script!)
What are some books you’d like to see as movies?