We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty excited to see Chloe Grace Moretz star in the big screen adaptation of The 5th Wave when it hits movie screens next year! We always prefer to read the book prior to watching the movie, so we can imagine in our own heads how the story will play out. Young adult fiction is one of our favorite genres to be transformed on the silver screen; after all, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a love triangle and plenty of exciting scenes! There’s numerous novels, however, that have yet to be given a Hollywood makeover, but we’d love to see the movies!
Sweet Valley High
There’s been several rumours of a movie adaptation of our all-time favorite teen book series, most recently that Diablo Cody (of Juno fame) is penning a screenplay that promises to add a witty edge to the original books. We’re picturing blonde bombshells Jessica and Elizabeth transported into the 21st Century, dealing with the sort of modern day issues that affect teens, such as cyber-bullying and how to take the perfect Instagram selfie. All set to a sparkly pop soundtrack and featuring a killer wardrobe department, this has the potential to be the new Mean Girls. The only question is, who could possibly play the Wakefield twins?
Looking for Alaska
We have all our fingers and toes crossed that the internet is telling the truth and we will finally get a movie version of our favorite John Green novel in the next couple of years. Following on from the success of The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns, it seems highly likely that the not-quite love story of the awkward new boy and wildly individual Alaska will make it to movie theatres. Expect an indie soundtrack, cute leads and tear-jerking moments, on par with Green’s other book adaptations.
The Secret History
Donna Tartt’s intriguing tale of a group of elite intellectual college students who murder their friend would make for a powerful movie. In the iconic novel, the murder of the character known as Bunny is announced right at the beginning of the story. The events leading up to his murder (and, subsequently as the friends attempt to cover up and cope with what they have done) unravel a twisted tale of betrayal, incest, danger and Greek tragedy. If presented on screen, this could be as successful as Gone Girl!
The Night Circus
Sometimes, you read a book and can so clearly imagine what it would look like on the big screen. Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus is one of those tales. The fantastical imagery described and detailed so intricately in the novel would take on new dimensions on the big screen. Magic and fantasy are still huge trends within the movie industry, and there would be huge potential for this tale of two magicians who are fated to duel, yet are madly in love, set amidst the spectacular setting of the mystical Circus of Dreams.