i feel like “HOUSE OF LEAVES” by Mark Z. Danielewski should be made into a film by probably..Guillermo Del Toro or Aronofsky.
do you have any novels that you think should be made into a film?
Franny and Zoey
Satori in Paris (directed by me)
Pink (the novel by Gus Van Sant)
Wetlands (directed by Asia Argento)
Either Larry Brown’s Fay or Joe. I’ve been working on a treatment for Fay for years now and I cannot seem to get it right.
The short story “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Jorge Luis Borges
The short stories “Idol Of The Cyclades” or “House Taken Over” by Julio Cortazar
Cortazar had two other short stories adapted: “Blow Up” is a fairly faithful (other than the change in setting) adaptation; Godard’s “Weekend” is inspired by, but otherwise is far less faithful to the original story (“The Weekend Thruway” is the original story).
The only Borges adaptation I know of was the story “Death And The Compass,” which Alex Cox turned into a film whose name is escaping me at the moment.
I wonder how wetlands will look like as a film, I think maybe cronenberg can direct it as it is way in his style of movies
Dan Fante, “86’d”
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
All of Vince Flynn’s novels. It looks like a movie is being made of Consent to Kill. Great! I think they should start with American Assassin.
Satan Burger or any book by Carlton Mellick III.
Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles.
Ahasver by Stefan Heym.
Auto Da Fe by Elias Canetti.
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Good God of Manhattan (radio-play) by Ingeborg Bachmann
Also the Phineas Poe novels by Will Christopher Baer. That would be pretty epic. And I always wanted to see Craig Clevenger’s The Contortionist’s Handbook made, but now that it is, I don’t think I would like it to knowing who’s all attached to the project.
Murakami’s After Dark can be a good dark film. Any ideas on who the director should be? I think Wong Kar Wai would be a good choice, it can be done with the same treatment used in 2046.
I stumbled upon a movie that’s basically of the same plot; I can’t seem to remember what movie that was, though.
I always though Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore would be a very magical film. I think much of his work would make great films. The only one’s that I’m aware of are Norwegian Wood and Tony Takitani, both I like very much.
Harry Mulisch’s The Discovery of Heaven
Jonathan Letham’s Motherless Brooklyn
Nick Tosches’ The Devil and Sonny Liston and In the Hand of Dante
William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition
China Mieville’s The City and the City
Rudy Wurlitzer’s Flats
James Dickey’s To the White Sea
Robert Stone’s Children of Light
James Ellroy’s White Jazz
Charles W. Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition
Philip Roth’s American Pastoral
Joyce Carol Oates’ them
Steve Erickson’s Zeroville
Miguel Angel Asturias The President
William Hjortsberg’s Nevermore
I agree, Haruki Murakami’s novels would make magical films. I’m so happy that they did a film based on Norwegian Wood, but from all of his novels, Norwegian Wood is the less magical one.
I second Mr. Gore’s suggestion of “Satan Burger”!
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley
Aura by Carlos Fuentes
I’d also really like to see an attempt at a filmic adaptation of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra.
Great choices Solar Anus!
“Neuromancer by William Gibson”
Last I heard Vincenzo Natali was working on adapting it, don’t know what became of that.
Nick Zedd did his take on Thus Spake Zarathustra Never saw it though.
Yes! Neuromancer I was just thinking that, though it would be disastrous in the wrong hands.
The Kar Wai / Murakami combo I can see working well.
2666. I want to see somebody take a wild crack at it.
I am from Portland, OR. That is where CMIII is from. It is really cool to see he is in the east coast and the UK too! Kudos Sal Gore and Solar Anus!
@Ula I agree with “House of leaves” that would be mad!
My choice is Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” , or Charles Bukowski’s “Hot Water Music” (selected stories)
Anyway, I’m waiting for Kerouac’s “On the Road” .
“I’m waiting for Kerouac’s “On the Road” "
The choice of casting and director leave me slightly worried, still looking forward to it. (at least Vince Vaughn isn’t playing Dean as was originally rumoured)
Ellison’s Invisible Man.
The greatest American novel of the 20th century.
^ totally agree.
While reading it, I felt kind of bothered it hadn’t been adapted yet. I think that’s one of the most important books I’ve ever read and speaks volumes of black culture which is too overly associated with the “Civil Rights Era” or socioeconomic dynamics. And if done right, would make an AMAZING film.
Agree with Tommy and Tisa. The fact that still a few Murakami novels get made (And Norwegian Wood is a big miss) is kinda irritating. I think somebody should really call David Lynch and order him to read all of his works
A seven hour version of FInnegan’s Wake by Terrence Malick.
I second Murakami and Ellroy. Ellroy on the condition that there is a decent script and director AND actors who know what emotion is. After Black Dahlia … I feel like that has to be said. Oh Neuromancer would be great as well! If I had to add something, hmm..We have always Lived in the castle could be cool.
I would be interested in a film version of The Elephant’s Journey by José Saramago, by a top director of course. Manoel de Oliveira is still going strong…
Big seconds for Matt Parks’ idea of Dickey’s “To The White Sea.”
“Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides. Huge, sprawling novel of generations of a Greek family in the US….with a highly unusual twist at the center.
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. A fairy tale for adults, it would be quite a challenge to bring to the screen.
“King Coal” by Upton Sinclair would be interesting. The righteous anger of Sinclair’s in the face of the working conditions of the miners certainly is timeless.
“The Nick Adams Stories” by Hemingway I could see as a multiple-director affair for the different tales.
To plug “a local” from Denmark, Sci-fi author Niels E. Nielsen was not known overseas, but he wrote spellbinding futuristic tales with lots of humanity in them. I hope one day someone will attempt one of his books.
@Claus where can I get works by Nielsen? Are there any that’s already translated? I’d like to give it a try.