Question of the Day

Continuing on a similar thread as Saturday’s QotD, today’s is: What book (or play, or comic, etc.) would you like to see made into a film (single or multipart)?

It can either be a work that’s never been brought to the big (or small) screen, or one that has, but never successfully (in your opinion). For example, Anna Karenina was once made into a dreadful miniseries with Christopher Reeve, but there’s never been any kind of great adaptation of which I’m aware.

If you’re feeling really ambitious, feel free to choose a director and cast for your dream adaptation, too.

I’d like to see Geek Love turned into a film; I think we’re finally getting to a point where CGI might make that possible. Dream director: Tim Burton or Peter Jackson.

I’d also like to see The Secret History onscreen, although only if it’s serious and not in the same vein as Cruel Intentions, which wasn’t awful, but The Secret History deserves better than to serve as a mediocre teen vehicle for up-and-coming young stars. Dream director: Sam Mendes or Jane Campion.

And, while I’m at it, I’d really love to see a series of films on the Flashman books started. Royal Flash, the second in the book series, was made into a film in 1975, but that’s been it. Dream director: George Clooney. Dream casting for the title role: Colin Farrell.

Mr. Shakes casts his vote for Iain M. Banks’ Use of Weapons—“a sci-fi opera of the highest caliber,” according to Mr. S. Dream director: Ridley Scott.

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