Hey guys! It’s Jamari here from ReadGeekx3 with another post! This post is different from any post I’ve done before.This post is going to be a list of books that I would like to see be adapted onto the big screen!
1. The 39 Clues
The 39 Clues is a YA multi-platform series published by Scholastic which is about two characters named Amy & Dan Cahill who realize that their family is one of the most famous families in the world. And when a death occurs in the family, they’re lives are changed completely. The series’s movie rights have been sold to Universal Pictures and was set to be directed by Steven Speilburg but was postponed. Rumors online said that the movie was set to be released 2014 but no news had been revealed yet. I think The 39 Clues would make a great cinematic movie or a cinematic television series (like The Game of Thrones & Marvel’s Agent’s of Shield). Though, I think a movie would be a little more difficult since this is a 10 book series, with three following spinoff sequel series, and being a mystery series it would make things very hard to fit everything inside one 1-2 hour film adaptation. A TV series I would think could work out more accurately due to it would have room to fit all the details from the books be adapted. Though movie or TV show, I would like to see this series be adapted.
Legend’s film rights have been bought by CBS Films and is currently in development. The film’s screenplay has been finished and in a condition the author refers to as “is looking really good”. The movie was originally supposed to by directed by Jonathan Levine, but who unfortunately dropped out (source: this link) and now I’m guessing they are still searching for a perfect director. On IMDB the movie is listed for a 2016 release but no news has yet been revealed yet on when it will be released or who will star in it! I cannot wait for this series to be adapted on to the big screen and I hope it’ll be faithful to the book when it is made!
3. Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet Series
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi is my favorite graphic novel series of all time and I was excited to hear that this was going to be adapted to the big screen. The film rights were bought by Overbrook Films, and intended for Willow and Jaden Smith to star in. But due to Jaden working on After Earth at the time, this film was shoved aside. Though on Twitter, Kazu has revealed production for an animated movie that is currently in progress! I think an animated movie would be best for a series like this due to previous comic book series turned live-action results have flopped (M. Night’s The Last Airbender and James Wong’s Dragonball: Evolution) I can’t wait to see how this will come out to be and hopefully will be released in movie form sooner or later!
4. The Iron Trial
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black has acquired film rights by Constantin Films (who produced The Mortal Instruments Movie). The screenplay is currently finished and was written by the authors themselves. I can’t wait to see what Constantin Films decides to do with this adaption and I would love to see it hit the big screen soon!
5. The Young Elites
The Young Elites by Marie Lu currently has no acquired film rights yet. I hope this book becomes a movie sometime in the near future because I feet the story can be adapted in a cinematic picture.
6. Four: A Divergent Collection
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth is a companion novel that takes place before the events of Divergent with the point of view of Tobias Eaton or Four. I think this would make a great prequel movie to The Divergent Series which is produced by Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate.
“We’re always looking for ways to extend all of our intellectual property. We’ve seen that’s what happened with Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings,” he said, referring to Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Hobbit film trilogies, “So we’re always looking for worlds within the IP that we haven’t explored yet. Not saying specifically for The Hunger Games, but we have other franchises, too. If you look at Divergent, for example, after the third book, [author Veronica Roth] actually put out a novella called Four. There may be other material there. One never knows when we dig into the treasure troves of these brilliant writers what we might find.” – Lionsgate Head Jon Feltheimer
I can’t wait to if this book becomes adapted as a spinoff for the Divergent movie franchise. Though some speculations say that if a prequel were to take place, it could me the replacement of Theo James as Four. I honestly can’t see anyone else besides Theo James playing Four but whatever they decide to do I’m sure I’ll be fine with it.
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook from the Harry Potter Universe written by J.K Rowling under a Pseudonym as Newt Scamander. Warner Bros has acquired the rights to the book and the screenplay was written by J.K Rowling. Warner Bros have decided to split the movie into a trilogy which will stretch out until 2020. The first film releases November 18, 2016 and will be directed by David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter Films. The movie is set to be shot at Warner Bros Studios in the U.K, which happens to be the home of The Harry Potter Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter. I cannot wait to see this movie and I definitely can’t wait to see the world of Harry Potter expand out!
8. Article 5
Article 5 is a novel I have recently finished reading, and I hope becomes adapted in movie form sometime in the future. Currently, there is no acquired film rights yet, but hopefully when hype builds up on the series, it may be adapted on the big screen!
These are a list of books that I would like to see be adapted on to the big screen! Check out for more posts soon!