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!
- 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.
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!
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!