Upcoming book adaptations I am curious about! Some of them are only rumored or I haven’t heard from them in years.. But we might still see all of them!
The Wheel of Time / Robert Jordan
I recently read that amazon is working on a TV show based the epic Fantasy series. I didn’t like the books, but as a series I would surely give it a try. They will hopefully condense the whole thing and maybe cut a few characters. Maybe make the female characters more likeable. Maybe just INVENT your OWN female characters. And keep the skirt smoothing and braid tugging at a minimum 😀
The Way of Kings / Brandon Sanderson
DMG Entertainment got the rights for the whole cosmere and the Stormlight Archives are getting turned into movies. They already hired screenwriters and I assume it won’t take too long until we hear from them. DMG wants to have its own Marvel universe. And if you ask me, the Cosmere would be perfect, if done right. (And better than the Marvel universe).
Uprooted / Naomi Novik
I read that Ellen DeGeneres is trying to adapt the novel together with the author. But that’s all until now. And Warner Bros has the rights. No major news for a while though..
Temeraire / Naomi Novik
Peter Jackson was once interested in adapting the series as films or a mini-series. He lost interest and it probably was to big. But after the success of ‘Game of Thrones’ and other Fantasy movies, it might get picked up again. I hope!
The Paper Magician / Charlie N. Holmberg
Picked up by Disney as a movie. The screenplay is being written at the moment.
The MaddAddam Trilogy / Margaret Atwood
HBO was working on it but then dropped it, unfortunately. It has been picked up by Paramount TV and I hope we get to see a series at some point.
The Kingkiller Chronicle / Patrick Rothfuss
There’s been talk about a movie, a show and video games. The rights are with Lionsgate and Sam Raimi will work on the movie, which will hopefully deal with book 1. There’s a TV show coming to Showtime that takes place before the trilogy and features 2 different characters. Not sure how I feel about that.
Hyperion / Dan Simmons
To be a mini-series on Syfy.. Maybe? Last news was from 2015. Hopefully.. I haven’t read it, but it’s on my list and I would be very interested!
His Dark Materials / Philip Pullman
Is going to be a TV show on BBC. There are actually already people being cast so this is really going to happen. Can only be better than that movie they made.
Foundation / Isaac Asimov
I just got really excited when I saw that HBO is going to adapt it! I haven’t read it, although it’s been on my list for years now. But I watch everything that HBO does, and wanted them to do more Science-Fiction for a while now! I am not sure how this project is going, as I haven’t read any news in years.. But it hasn’t been dropped, so that’s a good sign I suppose? We can only wait & see. Jonathan Nolan is working on the project and due to the success of ‘Westworld’, which he is working on as well, it might just have to wait.. or get dropped. Who knows.
Anything you are looking forward to? Let me know 🙂