Books that deserve cinematographic adaptations

¡Hola, mi gente! I have a question for you, is it me or lately a lot of books are getting signed for cinematographic adaptations? I’ve seen so many and it makes me happy BUT this made wonder, why aren’t there news for certain books getting a cinematographic adaptation? Well, this is the start of a mini-series where I’ll be talking about what books should have an adaptation. This is my way of putting out in the world.

I’m going to start with my all-time favorite book.


Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I know City of Ghosts and A Darker Shade of Magic are getting adapted but what about Vicious? In my opinion, Vicious would be a better adaptation than these two. The movie could be a huge blockbuster yet y’all are here ignoring it.

Vicious is about two young pre-med students that are writing a thesis on whether EOs (people with superpowers) exist and how they are created. After doing their research they decide to put their thesis to the test. What happens next? Let’s just say that ten years later one of them breaks out of jail to get revenge on the other. The book follows both storylines. 

I mean, doesn’t that just sound like a fantastic movie? Y’all are seriously missing out.

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Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden

Love, Simon helped us break the barrier that stopped film studios from making queer big-budget movies so, what’s next? Well, I don’t see any news of them continuing the trend so I present you the perfect book.

Annie on My Mind is about two girls in the 80s. It’s their story as they fall in love, discover their sexuality, and are forced to face homophobia. It’s a perfect example of what it was like being gay during this decade because not only was it written by a gay woman but it was first published in 1982.

Doesn’t it sound like a great movie? Ugh! Get it together Hollywood!

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

This book would make the best SciFi thriller movie. We have a college professor that wakes up one day in a hospital bed only to find out that the life he knows “is not real.” It’s his story as he tries to get back to that life while trying to piece together what happened. This story is so wild like my description might not convince you but that’s because I’m avoiding spoilers. But the thing is that just when you think that things can’t get crazier and the stakes can’t get any higher, they do. UGH, it’s such a good book. I am so sure that this would make a fantastic movie so HURRY UP HOLLYWOOD!

Update: I just found out the rights have been bought but that was in 2016 and three years later there hasn’t been any new information so I’m leaving it on the list. 

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A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

This is such a heartbreaking nonfiction book. It’s about a half Japanese half Korean man that as a child was forced to move to North Korea. It’s his story growing up, his losses, his struggles, and how he was finally able to escape.

This would be the perfect dramatized documentary. Just think about it. Have Ishikawa tell his story while we have dramatized scenes to better visualize it. *chef’s kiss* Just think of how many lives this can change. PLEASE DO IT!

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The Diviners by Libba Bray

What can I say about this book? Well, here are some keywords: 1920s, prohibition, young people with powers, diverse cast of characters, supernatural things happening, cults, AND a murder investigation. If that isn’t convincing enough, I don’t need you in my life. I mean, the parties, the glamour, the murders… I haven’t read the sequels but I’m planning to and something tells me that this would be a great tv show. Netflix get on it!

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Well, those are five books that I believe deserve cinematographic adaptations ASAP. Please pass the word, maybe someone important will see it, and make my dream come through. Do you agree with me? Which books do you think deserves cinematographic adaptation? Comment down below.




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