5 . Paradise Lost by John Milton
a. Director: Baz Lurhmann (Great Gatsby)
b. Leading Man: Michael Fassbender (X-Men First Class, Prometheus).
c. Keys to Success: The movie should feature strong characters, and use epic cinematography to establish beautiful worlds. The movie should be dark and gritty and not worry about MPAA film ratings.
4. Watership Down by Richard Adams
a. Director: Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings)
b. Leading Man: Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, Wilfred)
c. Keys to Success: Reuniting the director and leading man for a story that is surprisingly heartwarming needs two things: great voice acting with lots of range and dynamic, while using realistic CGI filmed on live locations to bring the rabbits to the screen.
3. The Giver by Lois Lowry
a. Director: Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium)
b. Leading Men: Tom Hanks (Captain Philips, Saving Mr. Banks) Andrew Garfield (Amazing Spiderman).
c. Keys to Success: The leading men should feature instant on screen chemistry. Use of lighting contrast and a good musical score should heighten the sense of dystopia.
2. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
a. Director: Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labryinth, Pacific Rim)
b. Leading Actors: Nicholas Hoult (X-Men First Class, Warm Bodies) Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, the Brass Teapot)
c. Keys to Success: In order to free itself from the curse of young adult novels turned into horrible movies the film should mix the big steampunk WW1 battles with dry humor in order to break up the constant dreariness and serious tone. Strong acting is a must in order to relate with the characters.
1. The Foundation Novels by Isaac Asimov
a. Director: Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar)
b. Leading Men: Shartlo Copley (Old Boy, District 9) Tom Hardy (Inception, Lawless), Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Dark Knight).
c. Keys to Success: Because the novels span hundreds of years and go through at least 10 characters, this must become a trilogy. The actors listed, have the ability, and the director has the vision. Let’s get cracking.