Author Mike Lupica
Zach Harriman knew that his dad was something of a hero, a man trusted by the president to solve international crises at a moment's notice. Suddenly people are telling him he has powers - people who know much more about his father than Zach ever did. But there are the Bads, who appear out of nowhere and attack him and his best friend. One thing is clear: he can do things ordinary people cannot. Like fend off grown men as though he possesses the strength of a hundred. Like sense when evil is about to strike. And evil is about to strike in a very big way. Zach Harriman is his father's son. And he, too, is a hero.
This book is fast paced and mysterious. It kept me guessing until the very end as to who the villain is. It would translate very easily to screen, and would make for a refreshing look at the superhero world.
This book had me on the edge of my seat, heart thumping. It was that good! I think it would make a fantastic movie. The scenes could flip back and forth between the real world and the fantasy world much like in Once Upon A Time.
This was a fantastic series. I think that they were under consideration to be made into movies, but it never went anywhere. Such a pity- these would translate very well to screen. It would be like a Christian Jason Bourne series.
Series: The Inkheart Trilogy
Inkheart tells the story of Meggie and her father, Mo, who both have the magical ability to read stories and characters into reality. Inkspell follows them as they travel with their friends into the Inkworld and discover that the enemies they've already defeated pales in comparison to the villains that await them now. Inkdeath picks up where Inkspell left off, with our heroes reeling from a staggering loss and trapped in a fight they must win at all costs.
I know that they already made the first book into a movie- but it really strayed from the book, and the last two books have a very different feel than the first one. I'm putting these two books together since you can't have one without the other- book two ends with an awful cliffhanger!
This book deserved to be a classic, in my opinion. I envisioned this as a BBC mineseries. I even have a dreamcast for it.
Howl's Moving Castle
Sophie Hatter is a timid young woman convinced that she is doomed to be a failure, since she is the eldest of three in a fairy tale world. When she attracts the jealousy of a powerful witch, she is curse to become an old woman before her time. The only one who may be able to help Sophie is a mysterious wizard who's reputation is as black as the witch who cursed her. But with nothing else to lose, Sophie packs up and sets out to find the wizard Howl and his moving castle...
I know that this was already made into a movie, and as good as the anime is, I feel that it deserves a live action film as well, this time closer to the plot of the book.
(Or rather, tales from it)
The Silmarillion is incredibly complicated. There are many story archs withiin the books, and most of them would make great movies. I figure you could probably get ten whole movies out of this single book! But if the movie industry is looking for something a little more do-able, I think that the stories of Feanor's Rebellion, Beren and Luthien, The Sons of Hurin, and how Morgoth was finally defeated would make great movies. There's another arch toward the end of the book that follows the rise and fall of Numenor, the race Aragorn is descended from. The latter story is rich with examples of how Satan creeps into the lives of men and destroys us in real life, all the while making us think that we're the ones in charge. It's a pretty interesting story.
I'm still holding out hope for this one- I know they say the movies are done, but since the Hobbit Trilogy did so well financially, I can't see them not taking advantage of The Silmarillion. Actually, I think that this book would make for a good TV series- since it's so complicated, it could be split up into smaller seasons- that way there would be time to explore each of the characters and give them the attention they deserve. :)