Books are usually the foundation for any screenplay that will cross the desk of a producer. There are some books that I read which I know should be and would be amazing on the big screen. But unfortunately, they may never be known to most of the population who may not read many books. Which is sad, there are many books out there which would be perfect for the big screen. Here are a few that I have come across:
ELIJAH’S MERMAID – ESSIE FOX
I have said it before and I will say it again, if you love Victorian crime, then please read the books of Essie Fox. I do feel like the books, especially Elijah’s Mermaid would be great with an Indie directer and up and coming actors that could have a chance to break into the big business. It would be just incredible to work on something like this to watch the process, not only recreate some of the wonderful scenes that Fox writes about. Also, the costumes would be beautiful.
QUEEN OF THE TEARLING – ERIKA JOHANSEN
Now this could be a fantastic film, with lots of opportunities for incredible special effects, and CGI. You could create some beautiful scenes that have been shown in the book. I just love it. The change to dystopian novel, from what could be perceived as a fantasy novel with one turn of a the page. It’s a novel that you can see on your television as a maybe three to four part drama. Fingers crossed we may see it soon.
THRONE OF GLASS SERIES – SARAH J. MAAS
I seem to be going for a lot of fantasy books for what I would like to see on the big screen. But can you imagine the stunt scenes that would take place in this series. That in itself would make me want to watch it all. It is an action but also quite fantastical the further you get into the novels. There is a lot that you could do with it and that is what is exciting. Imagine the trailer.
BITTER SIXTEEN – STEFAN MOHAMED
Now this book is the first in a series, it gives me all the feels for the Percy Jackson series. Once again, this would be a great film for the special effects that could be created. I especially love this book because it starts off with memories of the school I went to and the town I grew up in, it would be lovely to recreate my childhood haunts. A super exciting, quite scary (well scary to me anyway) and thrilling series of novels that could show how the supernatural can be reality.
There we go… I would love to see any of these books and more on the big screen, spreading the word about these wonderful authors who have taken me on blissful journey’s into my imagination. Quite tempted to start writing the screenplays myself.
Do you have any favourites that you wish more people knew about through film?