Top Ten Tuesday #277


Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, mine was pretty quiet, but I’m going to see my friends over the weekend, so I’m really looking forward to that.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re meant to be talking about Books We Think Would Make Good Netflix Adaptations, but as a lot of the books I want to see on screen are already being adapted, I thought instead I’d just share Book Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To Seeing On Screen. Most of these have not yet made it into the production stage, and given the coronavirus pandemic, it will probably be even longer before we see any of them, but fingers crossed that we will at some point!

  1. Shadow and Bone (The Grishaverse)

I’ll admit, I’m still a little wary of the whole mashing together of Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, I worry that they might be trying to do too much but I’m still really excited to see this world come to Netflix. I know they’re done filming season one and I think it’s in post-production right now so hopefully next year, maybe?

2. The City of Brass

AGH! I was so happy to see that City of Brass had been optioned for an adaptation at Netflix as I binged all three of the books in the trilogy this year and I’m sure this world will look AMAZING on screen.

3. Roald Dahl Animated Universe

Netflix announced a while back that they were planning on doing a series of animated specials of Roald Dahl’s books, and given that I loved Roald Dahl’s stories when I was a kid (though much like many childhood favourite authors, he was problematic in many ways), it’s definitely something that I’m looking forward to seeing, as many Roald Dahl live action movies have been very hit or miss.

4. A Darker Shade of Magic

I’ll admit, I’m both excited and terrified to see A Darker Shade of Magic on the big screen. I’m sure it will look amazing, it’s definitely a book with a very cinematic feel to it, but I do worry that they’ll get it wrong and I’ll feel forever bitter about it!

5. The Bone Season

Samantha Shannon has talked on her Instagram about writing the pilot script for The Bone Season, though I’m pretty sure it’s still in very early stages. Again, this book will definitely look amazing on screen but it’s a very intricate world, so there’s a lot that could go wrong. I feel good knowing that Samantha Shannon is on board in the process though, and definitely better that it’s going to be a TV series as I definitely feel like a film would probably miss a lot of the complexities of Scion.

6. Children of Blood and Bone

This book is going to look so beautiful on the big screen, I can already tell. And of course it will be wonderful to see so many amazing Black actors taking centre stage, having this book adapted into a film is going to be brilliant for representation.

7. Percy Jackson and The Olympians (TV series)

FINALLY WE WILL GET THE ADAPTATION WE DESERVE. FINALLY. It’s been a long time coming, but I feel pretty confident that the Disney+ adaptation is going to be a lot more faithful to the books (as Rick Riordan has stated he will be more involved this time) and we will get to see Percy’s story on screen as it was meant to be told.

8. Caraval

I actually didn’t even realise Caraval had been optioned until I was doing research for this list! It doesn’t sound like it’s made a massive amount of progress, but I’m still hoping that we do get to see it one day as it would be amazing to see the magic of Caraval come to the big screen.

9. Ninth House

Another Leigh Bardugo book coming to a streaming service, Amazon optioned Ninth House last year. I definitely think this book could make a super cool TV show and I can’t wait to hopefully see it one day!

10. Unwind

Unwind has been in development for a while, and it was originally meant to be a film, but Neal Shusterman announced in 2018 that it was going to become a TV series. I love this series, and I would love to see it on screen (though I would actually be okay if they didn’t show THAT SCENE, as important as it is to the story, I’m not sure I could stomach seeing it!).

So there we go, some of the films/TV shows that I’m looking forward to seeing adaptations of, if/when they happen! Are you looking forward to any of these? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, we’ll be talking Questions For Our Favourite Authors, which should be a fun one!



42 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #277

  1. Terrie Purkey 18/08/2020 / 12:27 pm

    I had no idea some of these were in the works. Ninth House is on my list too and I think it could be a dynamite movie. I’ve read Children of Blood and Bone and that one could be good…..Darker Shade of Magic is on my TBR….maybe it’s time to move it up the list before the movie comes out!
    My list:

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:24 am

      It’s difficult to keep track of all the films that are in the works, since most never actually make it to the screen unfortunately. Yeah, Children of Blood and Bone is quite cinematic in scope so I think it will look pretty good on screen. Oh you 100% should, it might be a while before the film comes out, but the book’s amazing anyway and well worth the read.

  2. Jess @ Jessticulates 18/08/2020 / 12:57 pm

    Great list! One of these days I need to cross Unwind off my TBR, and I’d like to give the Percy Jackson series a try ahead of the adaptation, too. I’m a bit nervous about the Grishaverse adaptation, too, but I’m so excited to see my Dreg babies on the screen.

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:20 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy both of them. I’m definitely excited to see The Dregs, but a little nervous about how the mixing of the two series is going to work!

  3. lydiaschoch 18/08/2020 / 2:54 pm

    I hope Caravel is made into a film!

    My TTT .

  4. areadingwriter 18/08/2020 / 2:57 pm

    oooooh. exciting books you’ve selected here. i echo the note about the author being involved as crucial to an adaptation’s success.

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:15 am

      Yes, all the film adaptations I’ve liked have usually had the author pretty heavily involved, either writing the screenplay themselves or helping produce it.

  5. Leslie 18/08/2020 / 11:35 pm

    I love this post because I did not know about A Darker Shade of Magic! Also, I just bought the first three books in the Bone Season and now I want to bump those up on my TBR! Although, it seems like I have plenty of time. πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:11 am

      Oh yeah, I don’t think The Bone Season TV show will be appearing for a while. Though the next book in the series is releasing in February, so still a good time to bump the first three books up!

      • Leslie 21/08/2020 / 2:36 am

        I know, I’ve heard!! I’m going to try and do it maybe the month before release! I’ll just binge them all. Haha

      • iloveheartlandx 26/08/2020 / 5:41 pm

        Ha ha that’s what I did back in 2017, I read them all pretty well back to back. Of course, that backfired because I didn’t know we’d be waiting till 2021 for the fourth one!

      • Leslie 26/08/2020 / 10:22 pm

        LOL! Yeah, same here… what a mistake!! Oh well.. we learned the hard way. haha

  6. evelynreads1 19/08/2020 / 5:44 am

    I really hope they will do a good job of the Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows combi!

    My post!

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:10 am

      I hope so too, I’m a little worried that they’ve given themselves a bit too much work to do by combining the two!

  7. Brooke Lorren (@Brookelorren) 19/08/2020 / 6:33 am

    I didn’t realize that City of Brass and Caraval had been optioned. Although a lot of movies get optioned and never get made :-(.

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:09 am

      Yeah I know, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that it will either be a really long time till we get to see any of these, or we won’t see them at all, but a girl can dream!

  8. pagesandtea 19/08/2020 / 7:36 am

    Can’t wait to see the Grisha books as a series. I have City of Brass on my TBR pile and now the trilogy is complete I really should get around to starting it πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:07 am

      Me either, fingers crossed that it’s good! Oh you definitely should, it’s brilliant πŸ™‚

  9. Linda @ flourishreader 19/08/2020 / 8:34 am

    I am also both anxious and excited for the Shadow and Bone /SoC Netflix adaption. Let’s see how that one will turn out… // I feel so ashamed not having thought of Caraval as an option for this list although I love this book so much!! I think that I’d be worried though because it is such an atmospheric read. :))

    • iloveheartlandx 20/08/2020 / 11:06 am

      Yeah, it could either be really amazing or really terrible, fingers crossed for the first. I feel like Caraval would look really amazing on the big screen, but I definitely get why you’d be worried.

  10. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 24/08/2020 / 9:48 pm

    I really need to get to reading all the Grishaverse books before the adaptation comes out. Hopefully that deadline will force me to commit. πŸ˜‰

    • iloveheartlandx 26/08/2020 / 5:39 pm

      You might have a while yet, we don’t know when it’s coming out!

      • Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 27/08/2020 / 3:34 am

        Whew! 😍

  11. Destiny @ Howling Libraries 26/08/2020 / 5:53 am

    I’m so ready for the new PJO adaptation! I have really high hopes for it. On the other hand, I am soooo nervous about the idea of seeing the Grisha books adapted, between the mash-up (which I’m also leery of) and not personally being pleased with quite a few of the casting choices for the Dregs! :/

    • iloveheartlandx 26/08/2020 / 4:23 pm

      Me too, I feel so much better knowing that Rick Riordan is involved this time and is going to make sure that we get a faithful adaptation. I’m definitely not sure about the mashup, I’m largely ok with the cast though there are definitely some choices I wouldn’t have gone with.

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