Consider these three books to for a feature film. Perhaps not your ordinary books, not mainstream, but they would make awesome features. Not many people think of graphic novels out of the shoot when they consider book sot be made into movies, but graphic novels are some of the best gems in literature.
In fact, several hit films in recent years have evolved from graphic novels such as:
- The Watchmen
- Kick Ass
- 30 Days of Night
- V for Vendetta
- Sin City
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
So, why not three more graphic novels made into a feature film? Here are three for you to chew on:
Monster, written by Naoki Urasawa story ran from 1994 – 2001. This was made into an anime but a feature live action film would be choice. The story is about a successful young surgeon named Dr. Kenzo Tenma who is a master at his trade and a savior to whomever he operates on. Dr. Tenma makes a choice to perform surgery on a young boy instead of the mayor as directed by the Chief of Staff. The mayor die and the boys survives, this does not sit well with the Chief of Staff who promptly informs Tenma his career is at a stand still.
All seems lost for Tenma until those around him, who stand in his way of progressing in the hospital mysteriously die. Dr. Tenma becomes the prime suspect but the police detective (Inspector Runge) cannot prove anything. As time passes and more deaths occur, it is learned that the young boy Dr. Tenma saved is the sociopath killer.
- Dr. Tenma – Gerard Butler
- Inspector Runge – Liam Neeson
- Jonah Liebert (killer) – Channing Tatum
- Director – Len Wiseman
Berserk, written by Kentarō Miura story ran from 1990 – ongoing. Ultra dark and violent series set in medieval times following a group of mercenaries. The story centers on Guts, born from a hung mother and saved by the mercenary Gambino. Gambino teaches guts the ropes, all he needs to be a ruthless mercenary. During a drunken rage Gambino attacks Guts who kills him in self-defense. Guts is run out of the group by Griffith the leader of the mercenary group.
As a loner he makes hi way across England, doing odd jobs and killing when necessary. Meanwhile Griffith has made quite the name for himself, being knighted and commanding of the king’s army. It all sets up for a major conflict between Griffith and his army and Guts and the small band of misfits that he assembles to fight against the turmoil of the King and his knights.
- Guts – Hugh Jackman
- Griffith – Daniel Craig
- Director – Zack Snider
The Returners, written by Noir Pennywise first published in 1984, reprinted 2000. the year is 2025 and children are now the target of a micro-bit child simply named Accessory. He is “maintained” by a government appointed “Parent” to look after him. Accessory has a gift; he can look at a child and tell if that child will commit a crime at some point in their life. Whenever, Accessory “tags” a child as being a criminal. Parent will perform interceptive justice to prevent the crimes from happening, no matter if it mat be a dozen years in the future.
Punishment mimics the days of old, if a child will steal, he will loose a hand, if he would kill, then he will be killed and so on. Accessory has no choice but to obey his Parent, but what happens when he see a child he cannot tag, a child with a glowing aura of light and what implications does this holds? This is an amazing futuristic tale of a time when children are no longer revered, rather feared for what they may do in the future.
- Accessory – Chloë Moretz
- Parent – Javier Bardem
- Director – Matthew Vaugn
These are just three, there are many more worthy candidates, and perhaps you have some of your own?