Book to Movie Adaptions: What books do you want to be made into a movie or television show? What are some of your favorites? We’ll explore more about this topic, especially what works and what doesn’t. Are there any upcoming shows or movies that you’re excited for? What are your recommendations?
I think book to movie or tv show adaptations can be tricky. There are so many that disappointed me. The one that sticks out in my mind is the Eragon film. The book was so much better than what they were able to create for the silver screen. Not to mention they changed so many things that the whole film was a train wreck.
Recently, one of my favorite book series has been turned into a television series on STARZ. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon could not have been done in film form. It’s absolutely the perfect book series to be done for TV. The actors and the costumes are brilliant. I feel like I have been transported in time when I watch it. The writers for the series have been in touch with Diana, which I think is important and have given the fans of the books what they wanted. Sure there are some disappointments I’m sure, but as a lover of the books and a viewer, I have no complaints.
One of the films I am very curious about is The Scorch Trials. It is the second film based on the books by James Dashner. The first film had some differences that I didn’t love and already I can see from the trailer from The Scorch Trials there have been changes. I’m really hoping that they find some way of bringing together the characters and action sequences that I loved from The Scorch Trials. What I also hope is that there is better chemistry between the cast. There were so many times I felt that the interactions were truly awkward during The Maze Runner. And I think that’s the challenge for everyone involved with a film or TV series from a book, you have to find a way to please not only the age group you’re making it for but the avid readers.
It is the end of another wonderful Armchair BEA, and that means it’s time for a giveaway!! I’m giving two prizes–one is a tote bag filled with a few of our favorite reads. (It will be a surprise, but you’ll love it! This one is open to the US only.) The other prize will be a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or $25 in books from the Book Depository if you are an international winner!!!