Obscure Fairy Tales/Mythology to Adapt

Instead of recycling the same idea again and again, I think film studios can start looking at more obscure fairy tales or mythology to adapt. I’m sure there are myriads of them out there, not limited to Ancient Greek or European stories.

  • You could use the animated film Song of the Sea as an example of portraying a lesser know mythological creatures, with their use of Selkies. – Christina Cady 9 years ago
  • Although quite famous, The Little Match Girl should figure here. There are barely any adaptation of it. True, it's really sad but it's also beautiful. – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 9 years ago
  • I'm quite partial to Russian folklore, I'd love to see a claymation style adaptation featuring Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Beautiful. – Natalie Sheppard 9 years ago
  • I was thinking about American Gods by Neil Gaiman and how he integrates myths from many different cultures in the book and its sequel, Anansi Boys. Agh the adaptation for this book needs to go forward ASAP! – Arlinka Larissa 9 years ago
  • The Journey to the West has been used a lot, from DragonBall to American Born Chinese. – Kristian Wilson 9 years ago
  • I enjoy all folklore, but one that I've never seen adapted is East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Russian). It might also be worth your while to check out South American, Chinese, Norse, African, and First Nations folklore for an interesting evaluation of this topic. – jennewymore 9 years ago
  • I'd like to see the Juniper Tree adapted somehow. I think maybe an anthology film could work with actors playing several roles, which could be a comment on how most fairy tales characters appear to just be copies of each other. – Jamie 9 years ago

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