Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I just recently finished the book series A Song of Fire and Ice(or at least I’ve finished the books that have been released so far) by George RR Martin which as you probably know has been adapted into the wildly popular HBO series Game of Thrones, but Game of Thrones success has got me thinking of a few other books I would like to see adapted either into film or perhaps a tv series. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is my list.
Brief Synopsis: A Twelve year old criminal masterminds finds out that fairies are real and sets out to rob them of their gold
My Pitch: I loved this series when I was a kid, It was my Harry Potter and I think it is ripe for a film adaptation with some great characters and a healthy mix of comedy and fantasy . There has been rumors of a movie, but nothing concrete has materialized and I would really like to see that change. With 8 books in the series a franchise would be easy to do.
Dream Casting: I haven’t given the main characters too much thought, but for LEPRecon Chief Julius Root I would like to see JK Simmons as I envision the characters somewhat like J Jonah Jameson from the original Spiderman movie trilogy
Brief Synopsis: Bobby Pendragon discovers he is a Traveler, a group of warriors who must protect the 10 territories(or worlds) from the evil Saint Dane.
My Pitch: Another series I enjoyed when I was a kid, with 10 books in the series I can see the potential for a massive franchise with one movies per each movie or even multiple movies for each book like other young adult franchises. I also wouldn’t mind seeing them go the Game of Thrones route and doing a tv series with each season covering one or multiple books.
Dream Casting: I think Jason Isaacs(who played the villainous Lucious Malfoy in Harry Potter) would make a perfect choice for the villain of the series: Saint Dane.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy:
Synopsis: The Bartimaeus Trilogy follows Bartimaeus, a djinni, or spirit who is summoned by a young magician in an alternate version of London where spirits used for war.
My Pitch: Another favorite from my youth. Like Artemis Fowl it manages to blend humor and fantasy, just in a different way. The footnote narration may prove difficult to convey in movie form, but I think the films could do well with or without. There could be at least three movies with a possible fourth to adapt the prequel book
Dream Casting: I haven’t given this too much thought, but I do think Ron Perlman might make a decent Bartimaeus
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Brief Synopsis: Earthling Arthur Dent is thrust off on a galactic adventure after the Earth is destroyed to make way for a subspace freeway
My Pitch: This one is kind of a cheat as Hitchhiker’s guide has already by adapted into a film, but I would really like to see an adaptation by Edgar Wright(Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim) as I feel like he could do the book justice. He wouldn’t even necessarily have to reboot the series by redoing Hitchhiker’s Guide, he could just adapt the second book in the series Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Dream Casting: As much as I liked Martin Freeman’s portrayal of Arthur Dent in the original adaptation I think frequent Wright collaborator Simon Pegg would fit the role quite nicely. I like Sam Rockwell and wouldn’t mind seeing him return as a more faithful adaption of Zaphod Beeblebrox(give him two heads for the entire movie this time). Alan Rickman made a perfect Marvin the robot, but I think Peter Serafinowicz who make an adequate replacement.
Those are some of the books I would like to see adapted into movies. What do you think of my choices and what are some of yours?
Latest Comedy Video:
At the end of May I went on my first Comedy tour through Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. It was exciting and a pretty fun experience overall and I wouldn’t mind doing it again. Unfortunately I didn’t get any video from the trip, but here’s a video of my first set back in Missoula, Montana after the tour
Watching(TV): Married(Season 2)
Playing: Super Star Wars(PS4)
Reading(Books): Salmon of a Doubt by Douglas Adams
Writing: Mostly comedy
That does if for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.