Considering all of the unnecessary remakes of classic SF movies, you’d think that there was no new material available for adaptation. Au contraire, says Topless Robot, now that it’s had a foreign language upgrade. They’ve put together a list of The 8 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Which Most Desperately Need Movies.
I’m not sure that I agree with everything on the list; a couple of them are so complex that stripping them down enough to turn them into a movie would alter them pretty radically. Still, even a medicore stab at new material is preferable to evisceration of a classic.
What do you think? Could these be successfully adapted for film? Are there any obvious ones that the list overlooks?