The top 3 books I would like to see made into movies are as follows: Cell by Stephen King, The Island of Heavenly Daze by Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt, and Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.
I would like it if all of the books that I enjoyed were made into movies, but it’s not quite that simple. There is a myriad of things to consider before sending a written piece to the production company. You have to consider the current market. What will the demand be like. What is the current or previous competition as far as similar works. Will it fall into a hot genre category. These and many other reasons make shortening the wish list most imperative. With that said, let’s pretend for the next few minutes that we have the power to send our top 3 movie-worthy books to the silver screen. Since your not here, we’ll use my list.
The first candidate that made the cut is Cell by Stephen King. This is an apocalyptic look at what would happen if a pulse was sent to cell phones throughout the world. This powerful signal fries the brains of the individual cell users causing them to transform into violent, rage infested zombies. The question isn’t about who would send such a malevolent signal;, but whether the non-users or survivors can join together and survive. An Armageddon type romp with a few twists.
Why would Cell be a good movie nominee for my Books-to-video list? First, you have Stephen King. He already has a large catalog of books that have been successfully made into movies. He also brings a huge number of fans with him. Don’t forget the fact that apocalyptic movies have been popular for some time.
Bruce Willis and Gary Sinise would top my list of all star protagonists. Gary Sinise for his cool, controlled and intense seriousness. Bruce Willis for his loose cannon type acting performances, and his ability to consistently land on his feet. Top this with a quality director, not a superstar. A lot of the payroll budget will be needed for the strong cast that a movie like this would demand. I would put Cell at the number one spot on my top three books I would like to see made into movies list.
The number two spot goes to Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. This is a tale of a charming young man who has the ability to see the dead. With this and a few other psychic abilities, Odd Thomas is drawn into mystery and disaster scenarios in an attempt to thwart catastrophes and save lives.
The quirky and likable characters coupled with a writer who consistently hits the best sellers lists gives Odd Thomas the two slot on my top 3 books-to-movie list.
The number three pick falls into a slightly different supernatural sub-genre. The Island of Heavenly Daze, by Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt, centers around the families of a small island community off the coast of Maine. These families face the normal dramas of life, but with a twist. There are angels among them. They are implanted as humans who have regular jobs that covers their covert duties as celestial guardians. The settings and characters will leave the reader with such a good feeling that they are instantly transported to this tiny island. Our love for the supernatural in general and angels specifically rounds out the reasons for making this my final pitch. The Island of Heavenly Daze would make a great movie and is my third and final choice for my top three books I would like to see made into movies list.