Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday-Movie into books

This week's road trip we're asking to think about which movies we would like to read in book form.

Interesting fact but possibly outdated.  Hollywood makes 100 movies a year, and out of those 100 movies 50% are from previously created content, like books, TV shows, sequels or fairy tales, even other movies.
Some how 50% seems very low to me, I think now a days it would be closer to 75%.

The first thing is that you have to find a movie that was original.
Avatar- nope
Harry Potter- nope
Lord of the Rings- nope

Basically the only movie company that is creating completely new content is ...pixar.

But Disney makes comic books for the Pixar movies.

But how great would it be to see a YA book about Andy told from the POV of his toys.  Andy invites the first girl over to his house,  Mrs Potato Head doesn't like her, she's not good enough for her Andy.  Oh the drama.

The Goonies.... THAT'S MY ANSWER!!!!  I want to read a YA series about The Goonies.  How does Mouth handle high school.  Did Mickey ever get over his ashma?  Does he ever manage to steal Andy away from his brother.

Second choice- Ocean's Eleven--- I want to see Ocean's team break into Fort Knox, just to prove that they can.

Extra Credit.

Book series I would like to see turned into a movie Artemis Fowl.  Live Action with CGI to enhance the awesomeness of the fairies.   Get some unknowns to play Artemis and Holly.  But I would cast Jason Statham as Butler.

Or The Rock,  or Vin Diesel.  Any of those three would do.

I think Disney owns the rights to that one.

Mickey get on it.


  1. I totally agree-- The Goonies it is!

  2. Never really thought of this. Hmm... Good choice.

  3. I know this is so wrong, but I've never seen THE GOONIES.

    However, the OCEANS crew in a novel? Breaking into Fort Knox? THAT I would buy!

  4. I'd like to read either Inception (because that could get nutz) or the new Darren Aronofsky movie, Black Swan (because sometimes, psychological thrillers make even better novels).

    I'd like to see Robert Asprin's M.Y.T.H series turned into movies. They would be hilarious, like the Lord of the Rings meets the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I'd also love to see Tom Holt's "Flying Dutch" turned into a movie - it would be adorable and sarcastic all at once.

  5. I struggled at first to think of a movie that wasn't based on a book/comic book/graphic novel/play/magazine article/etc. Goonies is a great pick!