The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in our opinion, was adapted brilliantly by Peter Jackson. We’d say the same of I Am Legend, most of the Potter films and the Oscar-winning Hugo. There are some really great film adaptations of our favorite books out there. And, there are some stinkers.
The film industry can be a fickle, fickle mistress. With time constraints and topics some studios are unwilling to touch, not all, okay a lot, of adaptations pale when compared to their published counterparts. Then, of course, there are some really outstanding books that just haven’t made it to the screen yet. Foremost, is Neil Gaiman’s epic road journey, American Gods or even a few classics like A Confederancy of Dunces, The Man in the High Castle and Asimov’s Foundation Series.
This week’s staff pick concerns the books we’d love to see on film, or, at least, versions of these great books reworked. Let us know what you think, LitStackers. What books would you like to see on the big screen? We want to hear from you!