Is there a book or series of books you would love to see made into a film? Tell me which in the comments!
Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
There are at least 3 mystery series I'd love to see in GOOD movies: John Sandford's Lucas Davenport; Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, & Lee Child's Jack Reacher. But I mean GOOD representations of the characters in the books. The choice of Tom Cruise
for the first attempt at a Reacher movie has pretty much soured me on the hope of ever seeing those series brought to the screen in a reasonable manner. I think there was a movie with Eriq LaSalle as Davenport, with an equally discordant portrayal
of his wife as "either a prostitute or minor show business talent" - instead of a busy surgeon & mother. Bosh hasn't appeared in a movie that I'm aware of, but repeating character Terry McCaleb (portrayed nicely by Clint Eastwood) was the main
character in the movie version of Connelly's Blood Work, which managed to unveil repeating character as a psycho killer, which sort of ruins the plot of at least one subsequent novel, as far as a movie version goes.
Movie versions of mysteries that I think have been done well (proving that it CAN be done) are the British remakes of the Swedish films-for-TV of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallender series (*excellent*), & both versions of Larsson's "Tattoo" series.
The First three books of the Wagons West series
Stranger in a strange land by heinlein. Also dhalgren, but would be xxx if true to book...
David Eddings: The Belgariad series