I’m a movie buff. I watch movies whenever I can. Even daily. My name is Jesil and I am an addict.
I like watching movies. I like how actors give life to characters and how a story panning years can be told in less than 3 hours. I love how it makes me forget my worries and get distracted by moving pictures. The silver screen has always intrigued me. I am also a bookworm. I like books just as much as movies and TV series.
In short, I like stories. In today’s world where binge-watching a series is considered ‘normal’, the visual media has become a huge part of our lives. It has become the solace people seek after their time at work or school or even chores. And unlike a few years back, TV series and movies have become more and more diverse in their genre, storylines, character arcs, and are pushing the limits of science every day. From hand-drawn cartoons to High Definition CGI, the entertainment industry is pushing the limits of what was possible to be shown in a movie.
Yet, it seems like they are stuck in the past. Instead of bringing new stories and characters out into the world and giving them life, most major studios and producers are busy trying to figure out which popular classic movie or TV show needs a sequel or a reboot. TV series’ like the Dynasty, MacGyver, Fuller House, The Tick, Prison Break and even cartoons like everyone’s favorite Samurai Jack are being brought out into the open once again with fresh looks, better graphics, and same old formula. The proverbial milking of the cash cows.
So, I thought I’d post a list of books whose stories I personally think would make great movies and TV Series. Some of them were attempted but were unsuccessful but I do believe they have great potential at the hands of a capable studio and Director (I am not adding any books that are currently in the process of being adapted into movies, so if you don’t find your favorite Stephen King book here, you might get lucky).
- A Matter of Honour – by Jeffrey Archer
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – by Mark Haddon
- As the crow flies – by Jeffrey Archer
- No Heroes: Kill & be killed – by Jamie Hall.
- The Lost Symbol – By Dan Brown
- Kane and Abel – By Jeffrey Archer
- The Inheritance Cycle – by Christopher Paolini (Me along with millions of others who read the books, refuse to acknowledge the movie made in 2006 to be a true adaptation)
Well, these are my picks and I would certainly like to know the list of books you guys would like to see brought to life in the silver screen. Maybe we could lobby (or nag) Netflix or Prime into considering them for the next series or movie they decide to make 🤷♂️?