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Writer's Block: Next stop: Hollywood

Which book that you've read would make a great movie, and why? Who would you pick to play the main characters?


The Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine (I'm reading the last book now) needs to be a set of blockbuster movies. A trilogy if they could pull if off. It's big and epic and it's got the right amounts of big action-y sequences mixed with romance and angst and emotional hullabaloo that makes for a big summer blockbuster type movie. Needs to happen.

I know that Hollywood might go for someone like Megan Fox or hell, even Angelina to play the main character, Joanne. But, I'd go for someone like Nina Dobrev or Kat Denning (both of whom admittedly might be on the young side), someone like Erica Cerra for more age-appropriateness, or if you want to go with a bigger name, Olivia Wilde (who I like fine as 13, but am not generally crazy about otherwise). Nina would be my first choice though.

Joanne's wise-cracking and pretty blonde bestie could be played by Kristen Bell (I'm actually not coming up with anyone better suited). And for her Djinn boyfriend/husband, David, I'd think someone like Bradley Cooper could do the job.


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If you like poetry (or Greek Mythology) you should check out Catherynne M. Valente's poem over at Goblin Fruit: A Silver Splendour, A Flame. It's pretty amazing. Warning that it will take a little bit of thought/concentration and time to get through it. But I think it's worth it.

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sangrealmazimur
Apr. 14th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
Have you read her Morganville Vampires? Love it! Are you following her on LJ? You should!

See if you can also find books by Leslie Livingston. She's a local author here in Toronto and her books are awesome. They intertwine Shakespere plays (namely Midsummer Nights Dream) into a really good story. I read all three books within 2 weeks and they aren't necessarily short.
cherith
Apr. 14th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a few books behind on the Morganville series (I think I just finished the 5th one a little while ago).

I'll check those out!
dolorosa_12
Apr. 15th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
I love the extract I've read so far of Valente's poem (the bit she posted on LJ). I'm going to read the whole thing tomorrow, when it's not 1.30am.
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