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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 thing that I'd really love to see adapted for the screen - although the length of it would probably mean that it needs to be a succession of mini-series (say about six hour-long episodes per book, roughly), is Julian May's Saga of the Exiles, Intervention, and Galactic Milieu Trilogy. Ever since I first read them I've wanted to see them adapted for the screen.

Also, a similar series of adaptations of Clive Cussler's books, rendered as faithfully as possible so as not to hack him off (he does have a habit of finding adaptations of his books offensively bad; in the case of Raise the Titanic I think that's a bit unfair, but in the case of Sahara I couldn't possibly comment), but with actual realistic non-clunky dialogue. Probably starting from about the point his books starting pushing the 500-page mark (which IIRC is Cyclops, although I wouldn't say no to an adaptation of Night Probe).

In neither case have I given any thought as to who should play the characters, though.
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