We live in an age where pretty much every property with the potential for mass appeal has been adapted for the big screen already, but there remain some notable exceptions that we at AlwaysAround would like to see get their day at the movies. Here’s a list of 5 properties that have yet to be adapted for cinema that we hope will be in the not too distant future……
The much loved 80’s cartoon richly deserves a big screen treatment, especially in this day and age where the likes of The Incredible Hulk, Gollum & Rocket Raccoon have been brought to life so vividly.The one thing we would ask is that the universe of the Thundercats be treated as entirely separate from our own, as the last thing we wan’t to see is an Earth based outing for the Feline Heroes ala the flawed(yet still fun)Masters Of The Universe.
Our choice of Director= Duncan Jones
2 Wonder Woman
Well, at least we know It’s coming at long last in 2017, but good lord has it been a long wait to see a proper big screen take on the Queen of all female Superheroes, Wonder Woman. We at AlwaysAround have full confidence that Gal Gadot will play the character well despite many comic book fans loudly complaining that she isn’t the right woman for the job, after all, she is tasked with playing an ass kicking Super- heroine from a strange & distant land, not William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In any case the time is long overdue for the ass kicking Amazonian’s big screen debut.
Our choice of Director= Kathyn Bigealow
3 At The Mountains Of Madness
H.P Lovecrafts epic adventure horror has been the stuff of movie dreams ever since it was published in 1936. The Novella tells the tale of a troubled scientific expedition into Antarctica led by Professor William Dyer that quickly descends into, well, madness, as the team discover some fantastic and horrific ruins as well as a dangerous secret beyond a range of mountains higher than the Himalayas. The principal reason that this movie has yet to be made, it would appear, is that horror films don’t traditionally generate enough box office to justify the blockbuster budget that would be required to do the book justice; however we believe that if the novel we’re to be adapted by a visionary filmmaker it would buck the trend of horror movies making less cash than their non horror movie rivals.
Our choice of Director= Guillmo Del Toro
Philip K. Dick’s Sci-Fi thriller masterpiece towers above the typical Science Fiction thriller in every aspect, being at once beautifully written, thrilling and thought provoking from the very first page.Critic Len Grossman described the novel as “a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you’ll never be sure you’ve woken up from.”, however this quote doesn’t quite capture just how entertaining a read the book truly is as it follows the story of Joe Chip, a debt ridden technician in a world where Humans have colonised large parts of The Moon & people with telepathic abilities exist.
Our choice of Director= David Fincher
5 A Confederacy Of Dunces
One Novel we at AlwaysAround would dearly love to see on the silver screen is John Kennedy Toole’s ‘A Confederacy Of Dunces’, a hysterically funny novel set in New Orleans that follows the mishaps of Ignatius J. Reilly, a character described by the critic Henry Kisor as “huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, l latter day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true to life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures”. If you haven’t read this book do yourself a favor and beg steal or borrow a copy immediately.
Our choice of Director= Alexander Payne
Another as yet un-filmed tale that is worth a mention is the seminal classic ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ by J.D. Salinger, as it will inevitably be filmed at some point given it’s worldwide fame and enduring cult status, however we at AlwaysAround feel that this is one of those very rare books that shouldn’t be adapted for film, as the nature of the story lends itself quite perfectly to the written word.
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