Booking Through Thursday was inspired by Tami this week and is all about Movie Potential.
What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?
Mercy! There are so many books out there that have potential for being made into movies. Michelle Gagnon's mysteries "Boneyard" or "The Tunnels" have the potential for being great movies. Boneyard is about a mass graveyard being found on the Appalachian Trail and the pursuit of of killer crossing the boundaries of many states. J.R. Robb's In Death series has a wonderful capacity for being made into a movie or series of movies. Terri Blackstock's novel "Last Light" in which an electromagnetic pulse takes out all the electronics planet wide and one family's struggle to survive. The only suggestion I would have for the producers is to remain true to the story.
One movie I would have loved seen turned into a movie is John Grisham's The Runaway Jury which was about a landmark tobacco case and the jury is acting strangely. Excellent, excellent story and very riveting. Oh, but wait, it was turned into a movie. But the writers changed the whole concept from tobacco to guns, totally destroying what I thought was a good story. That is what I really dislike (intensely) when books are turned into movies. The license movie writers and producers take when they totally change the original concept of a book to serve their own political purposes.
At the moment, I can't think of any books that should never have been made into a movie. What book can you think of that has and you think was a mistake?