Poll: Books you'd like to see adapted
Which of these books would you like to see adapted to a live-action film, or a live-action film series? The choices are a courtesy of 25 IMDb's poll board members.
Poll by: ur23259176
Created Mar 28 2016
Bette Midler in The Rose (1979)
ROSES, a drama romance novel by Leila Meacham A story of love, family, deceit and tragedy, covering around 100 years and three generations of people who live in a small East Texas town, against the backdrop of a powerful timber and cotton industries.
DANTON'S DEATH, a political drama-satire play by Georg Büchner A tale of democracy and demagogy, centered on the times before and during the execution of French revolutionary Georges Danton and several of his fellows, instigated by Maximilien de Robespierre.
THE SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY, a true story crime novel by A.C. Greene, Jr. In winter 1927, a bank robbery occured in the town of Cisco, which sparked one of the biggest manhunts in Texas history. It got its name because one of the four robbers was dressed like Santa Claus.
THRONE OF GLASS, a fantasy novel by Sarah J. Maas After serving a year of hard labor in the salt mines, a young female assassin is brought before the Crown Prince. He offers her freedom under one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
THE FLIGHT OF THE DRAGONFLY, a science fiction novel by Robert L. Forward Tale of humanity's first manned interstellar voyage to a double planet called Rocheworld. Strange discoveries await them.
DRAGONFLIGHT, a fantasy science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey On a distant planet colonised by humans, a new threat emerges in form of the Thread - a deadly substance which rains from the sky. To protect themselves, humanity has tamed and trained dragons - a species native to that planet. The story follows a young, female dragonrider.
PIRATE LATITUDES, an action adventure novel by Michael Crichton It is the year 1665 - a privateer captain Charles Hunter is hired by the governor of Jamaica's Port Royal to steal a Spanish galleon and its cargo of gold treasure.
The Talisman (2008)
THE TALISMAN, a fantasy horror novel by Stephen King & Peter Straub To save his mother from certain death, a 12 year-old boy enters a parallel world known as the Territories in search of a powerful talisman.
Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz in Sunshine (1999)
MY SUNSHINE AWAY, a crime mystery novel by M.O. Walsh A young man remembers his teenage years growing up in a middle-class neighborhood in Louisiana. He was so madly in love with a village girl that, when she was raped, he became a suspect.
DROWN, a collection of short stories by Junot Diaz The struggle of Dominican Republic immigrants in the 1980's United States. Each story is a separate vignette, but is braided together with the same main characters.
Les rois maudits (1972)
THE ACCURSED KINGS, a series of historical novels by Maurice Druon Stories involving the French monarchy in the XIV century middle-ages. George R. R. Martin called it ''the original Game of Thrones''.
LIGHTBRINGER, a fantasy novel series by by Brent Weeks In an advanced fantasy world, people can harness light to create a magical substance called Luxin. The are many colors of Luxin, but only one person can do magic with all of them - the Emperor and the High Priest, called the Prism.
Car Dusan (2012)
DUŠAN THE MIGHTY, a historical novel by Mile Kordić Last years of the XIV century Serbian Emperor Dušan the Mighty (with flashbacks of his youth), and the mysterious circumstances concerning his death, while he was forging plans to conquer Constantinople.
Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories (2013)
CLEMENTE: THE PASSION AND STRENGTH OF BASEBALL'S LAST HERO, a biography book by David Maraniss Biopic about Roberto Clemente, a Puerto Rican baseball player, MLB legend, and humanitarian.
FRIDAY, a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein Friday is a female ''artificial person'', genetically engineered to be stronger, faster, and smarter. The story followsh her struggles in the futuristic North America, which has been split in many smaller states.
DUNE, an epic science fiction novel series by Frank Herbert Saga set in the far future, where civilization has banned artificial intelligence but has developed advanced technology and mental/physical abilities. Vital to all this is a desert planet, which is the only known source of the Spice - the most valuable substance in the universe.
The Alchemist (1983)
THE ALCHEMIST, a drama philosophical adventure fantasy novel by Paulo Coelho A young Andalusian shepherd has a reccuring prophetic dream, which will lead him to Egypt in a quest for treasure. But the real mystery is what this treasure truly is.
SARUM: THE NOVEL OF ENGLAND, a historical epic novel by Edward Rutherfurd History of England through the tales of several families living in and around the English city of Salisbury. The story spans for several thousand years, from prehistoric times, up to 1985.
A Letter from Home (2010)
LETTER FROM HOME, a mystery novel by Carolyn Hart A small-town murder mystery set in two timelines (1940s and 2000s), both centered on a journalist who was lead back to her hometown after receiving a mysterious letter.
Dagli Appennini alle Ande (1943)
FROM THE APENNINES TO THE ANDES, adventure story by Edmondo De Amicis, which is a part of his novel Heart Marco is a small Italian boy, whose mother went to Argentina to earn money for their family. But when her letters stop arriving, Marco - fearing the worst - decides to go on a long jounrey from Italy to Argentina, to find his mother.
In the Room (2015)
GIOVANNI'S ROOM, drama romance novel by James Baldwin An American looks back on his days in Paris, where he spent his nights in the city's bars and cafes, and fell in love with another man.
Conquest 1453 (2012)
THE GRAND TURK: SULTAN MEHMET II - CONQUEROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND MASTER OF AN EMPIRE, history book by John Freely Life of the XV century ruler Mehmed II The Conqueror - one of the greatest Sultans in the history of the Ottoman Empire.
THE EDGE, an urban-fantasy novel series by Melinda M. Snodgrass An ancient, secret war is still fought in the present day. On one side are the evil Old Ones, who use magic and organized religion to cause suffering to humans, while on the other side are the Lumina, who use science and logic to enlighten humans.
LAST OF THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, non-fiction book by Bob Woodward The untold story of Alexander Butterfield (assistant of Richard Nixon), who disclosed the secret White House taping system during the Watergate scandal, which led to Nixon’s resignation.
Metro 2033 (2010)
METRO 2033, science fiction horror novel by Dmitriy Glukhovskiy In the near future, the Moscow Metro is home to the last survivors of a global nuclear holocaust. People are split into many different factions, while the world above has mutated into something horrid.
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