Sunday, March 9, 2014

Five novels that might become TV series

"Big-screen book-to-movie adaptations only have about two hours to bring every plot detail and quote from a beloved book series to life, and while sometimes that works out really, really well, there are certain complex stories that just need more time—the kind of time quality television adaptations could give them," writes Sabrina Rojas Weiss at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. One of five novels she thinks should become TV series:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

20th Century Fox currently owns the film rights to the YA series, with Tim Burton reportedly slated to direct the tale of strangely gifted children hiding from hideous monsters in a time loop in 1940s Wales. Sure, Burton is good at lovably creepy material, but we could see this as an American Horror Story–style limited series, which wouldn’t reduce contemporary protagonist Jacob and his new friends to time-pressed sketches.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue