• 61 results
  • 1
  • 2
#1 Posted by Vivek (510 posts) -

As a young child I fell in love with anything Philip Ridley wrote, but my favourite of his would have to be 'Dakota of the White Flats'. It would make an awesome animation movie as the book is extremely descriptive and vivid.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34588 posts) -

I can't really name it, since I know for a fact that nobody here has ever heard of it.

#3 Posted by JasonR86 (9372 posts) -

Clifford. It hasn't been made into a movie right?

#4 Posted by UitDeToekomst (661 posts) -

encyclopedia brown? i vaguely recall a tv show, but not a movie, as far as i know. the books are actually from much before my childhood, but my mother gave them to me, so i had a big obsession with them.

#5 Posted by johnwaynegacy (22 posts) -

Discworld series. Loved the books, loved the games, never heard of a movie. (Well, that last part isn't actually true, but I mean a REAL movie, not some british televison stuff).

#6 Edited by Blackout62 (1303 posts) -

Fly Away Home, the depressing ass children's book about a homeless father and son living in an airport and how they try to sustain themselves and not get thrown out by airport security, has nothing to do with the movie Fly Away Home. Closest thing the book got was one of those annoying kids reading it on Reading Rainbow.

#7 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

The Artemis Fowl books.

#8 Posted by JDW519 (148 posts) -

Where the Sidewalk Ends has potential

#9 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@zombiebigfoot said:

The Artemis Fowl books.

I want to watch the artemis fowl movie pretty hard right now not gonna lie

#10 Posted by DonutFever (3514 posts) -
StarFox 64.
#11 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark?

There was another series, akin to Goosebumps but a little earlier and more adult in nature. I can't for the life of me remember the series. They had some "choose your own adventure" books in the series and I distinctly remember someone getting disemboweled in one to great detail. Those were always good.

#12 Posted by astrodoggy (145 posts) -

@DonutFever: yeah.. matt damon could be star fox

#13 Posted by DonutFever (3514 posts) -
@astrodoggy: With Philip Seymour Hoffman as Peppy.
#14 Posted by crusader8463 (14305 posts) -

Pet Cemetery was made into one, so I guess The Truth Machine or His Majesty's Starship.

#15 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

@DonutFever said:

StarFox 64.

Hell yes.

@Animasta said:

@zombiebigfoot said:

The Artemis Fowl books.

I want to watch the artemis fowl movie pretty hard right now not gonna lie

Yes to this as well.

#16 Edited by uniform (1830 posts) -

Bunnicula books:
 
Bunnicula
Howliday Inn
Celery Stalks at Midnight

#17 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

The Goosebumps series were pretty cool.

#18 Posted by astrodoggy (145 posts) -

@DonutFever: Ryan Gosling = falco

#19 Posted by Stepside (506 posts) -

Never ending story?....shit.

Tintin?...shit.

Lord of the Rings?...god dammit...

#20 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

Boxcar Kids, or Boxcar Children. It was esentaly the male counterpart to nancy drew. It was about these boys that their parents died or abandend them and they lived in a boxcar until sombody noticed. And then they moved in with there grandpa or uncle or somthing.

#21 Posted by Whamola (114 posts) -

Did they make Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs into a movie?

I loved looking at that shark bite into that peanut butter and jelly boat.

#22 Edited by MariachiMacabre (6936 posts) -

@Whamola said:

Did they make Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs into a movie?

I loved looking at that shark bite into that peanut butter and jelly boat.

They did and it was actually pretty good. Maybe my opinion is skewed because I was with my nephews.

The Redwall books got me into reading and so far no movie has been made. Unfortunately the author died about a year ago so no more of those...

#23 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Boxcar Kids, or Boxcar Children. It was esentaly the male counterpart to nancy drew. It was about these boys that their parents died or abandend them and they lived in a boxcar until sombody noticed. And then they moved in with there grandpa or uncle or somthing.

Only boxcar children I liked was the first when they lived out in the woods and it wasn't about them being damn detectives, after that it just felt like a cheap knock off of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

Also Which Witch? such a good book.

#24 Posted by eternitymemory (153 posts) -

I would be mightily interested in seeing the Abhorsen trilogy turned into movies.

#25 Posted by shinboy630 (1116 posts) -

The Captain Underpants books, simply because of how silly and probably "so bad it's good" the movie would be.

#26 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@shinboy630 said:

The Captain Underpants books, simply because of how silly and probably "so bad it's good" the movie would be.

This is my answer.

#27 Posted by LaserLambert (165 posts) -

@shinboy630: oh yeah man, that would be great especially with super heroes all around now.

#28 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2341 posts) -

Ender's game. Even if they are making it right now, I will always love it for the prepubescent character issue focus, before turning the setting into something morally questionable.

#29 Edited by L44 (510 posts) -

Schnorky the Wave Puncher. It'll happen.

Oh and The Edge Chronicles.

#30 Posted by NathHaw (2748 posts) -
#31 Posted by Seedofpower (3909 posts) -

I never really do any reading as a kid, and the only novel I remember reading to the end as Night. Which is about a child who is Jewish and has to survive the concentration camps. Pretty depressing.

#32 Posted by shootermcclay (219 posts) -

I remember loving Where the Red Fern Grows, but there are two movies based on it and one of them stars Dave Matthews, so eff that ess.

I also really enjoyed the Redwall series of fantasy novels.

#33 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (5794 posts) -

The Skinny Malinky novels by Stanley Kiesel, and if Hollywood ever made movies out of them, I'd give up on movies entirely. Let me have just these couple of books to imagine for myself, Hollywood.

Moderator
#34 Posted by Consaw (246 posts) -

Earl's Too Cool For Me. My mom used to read it to me all the time. I think its the only book I remember from when I was a kid that has never been made into a movie and thats kind of sad.

#35 Posted by smitty86 (686 posts) -

Although apparently it was a tv show for a bit and wikipedia says someone is trying to make them into a movie. I, of course, expect it to end up being pure shit.

#36 Edited by selbie (1777 posts) -

@johnwaynegacy said:

Discworld series. Loved the books, loved the games, never heard of a movie. (Well, that last part isn't actually true, but I mean a REAL movie, not some british televison stuff).

This, although they did an ok job of Going Postal recently. The actors were well chosen and most didn't give a cardboard performance like the other shows.

My dream for that series is for Pixar to take it up and work their magic on it. I find the stories and characters to be more suited to animation and I often can't help but picture the characters as they are portrayed by Josh Kirby and Paul Kidby on the covers. I'm also interested to see what the new Watch tv series will be like.

I would also say The BFG, but it looks like that one is being made now.

#37 Posted by RecSpec (3678 posts) -
@smitty86: I was going to put the same thing. 
#38 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Battleship.

#39 Posted by HarlechQuinn (438 posts) -

"The Borrible Trilogy" by Michael de Larrabeiti, although the movie rights were optioned a few times there was never a release of a movie.

"Myth Adventures" by Robert Lynn Asprin might also be fun...

#40 Posted by MoonlightMoth (446 posts) -

"Thomas" by Robin Jarvis

#41 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

@zombiebigfoot said:

The Artemis Fowl books.

Loved this series. Didn't read them all, but the first three were great!

#42 Posted by chrismafuchris (1088 posts) -

Was ere there a Animorphs movie?

#43 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -
@johnwaynegacy: Wouldn't it make sense that the adaptation of a British series of novels would have its production grounded in Britain, though?
#44 Posted by johnwaynegacy (22 posts) -

@mandude: Sure thing. In fact, I'm a huge admirer of British cinematography, and I'm sure that some British actors would fit well in Discworld movie adaptation, like Rickman as Havelock Vetinari or John Cleese as Rincewind (on the other hand I think the only person to ever play Sir Samuel VImes should be Clint Eastwood). I just would like it to be a huge blockbuster, not a television movie (because of the low budget and stuff).

#45 Posted by sasnipes (108 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

The Redwall books got me into reading and so far no movie has been made. Unfortunately the author died about a year ago so no more of those...

I would say this as well, as the Redwall books were my foray into reading past simple children's short stories. Although I did find out they apparently made a TV cartoon movie in 2000, but I'll still say it counts :)

#46 Posted by MysteriousBob (6273 posts) -

Whats a book?

#47 Posted by GetEveryone (4454 posts) -

Mortal Engines series was incredible.

I also really enjoyed The Wind on Fire series, too (don't know if that's the name of the series or the first book).

Either of those would make greeat movies, though the former definitely lends itself to something of a filmed nature.

#48 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@shinboy630 said:

The Captain Underpants books, simply because of how silly and probably "so bad it's good" the movie would be.

How'd I forget these? Those books were awesome.

@Synthballs said:

@zombiebigfoot said:

The Artemis Fowl books.

Loved this series. Didn't read them all, but the first three were great!

Got to the one with the demons myself. Book.. four, I think. Shit got pretty intense in that one.

#49 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@MysteriousBob said:

Whats a book?

Those things with pages and words in them. They used to be read worldwide for entertainment.

#50 Posted by HellBrendy (992 posts) -

As a norwegian, just about everyone everyone.