With so many fictional worlds in movies right now like Star Wars, Wizarding World, Middle Earth, the MCU, the DCEU, etc., what should be the next big fictional world from a book to come to life? Talk about some book series that a rich history and world that deserve to have the same treatments as a Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, where the worlds come to life on screen.
I might also analyze what makes a 'film world' successful, then using these conditions to determine a franchise's potential for success. Also, what qualifies as 'big,' because both the Hunger Games and Star Wars are technically film franchises from large studios, but the latter is clearly 'bigger' than the former. Is the fact that SW is 'extendable' while THG has a finite story the difference? The scope of world-building? – m-cubed5 years ago
I might avoid the phrase "come to life" when talking about books adapted to film as if only the filmic genre brings things "to life" in a way that literature cannot or does not. Or the very phrase could be an interesting point of departure for an article. – pjoshualaskey5 years ago
I think that the next book series that deserves a successful big screen adaption is the Dark Tower Series. It is an absolutely incredible series that hits on so many high notes. The characters are deep and interesting, the world(s) are fleshed out but leave plenty to the imagination, and it covers so many texts that it is mind boggling. Hopefully the film with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey succeeds. – ZachCarlson5 years ago
For me, apart from animation from children I believe one place where Hollywood can clearly pick up franchisees is teen detective novels like say,The Three Investigators.
Would make for a break from routine and some interesting viewing! – Vishnu3011965 years ago
Although this probably won't happen, I would love for them to re-do the Percy Jackson movies. Those were such a huge disappointment for fans and I think we deserve something more true to the series. I'm sure many fans would be more than happy to see this happen. – Jenae5 years ago
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