Hey, we’re all easing back into reality after the long weekend, so why not enjoy a lighthearted Twitter thread in which no one’s feelings get hurt? This morning, Rachel Syme asked a very nice, breezy question about dream-adaptations, and Twitter responded in kind! What a treat!
what’s a book that has not been adapted that you still think in your heart of hearts would make an amazing tv series/film
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) May 28, 2019
Sarah Weinman spoke directly to my Fleabag-bereft heart with this brilliant idea…
Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapting THE LAST SAMURAI would be pretty perfect
— Sarah Weinman (@sarahw) May 28, 2019
and Kaitlyn Menza voted The Secret History as miniseries (turns out Warner Brothers acquired the rights to The Secret History way back in 1992 and it has been tied up for various reasons since then, but this is dream-adapting, so who cares?).
Just finished rereading The Secret History and it’s college students murdering and boning in perverse Greek rituals, where’s the Netflix mini series!!!
— Kaitlin Menza (@heykmenz) May 28, 2019
A number of people voted for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (which would be sprawling to stay the least), and my own personal vote goes to Prep, as suggested by Margaret Bonaparte.
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld would be so good as an HBO mini series.
— Margaret Bonaparte (@mrlbonaparte) May 28, 2019
Several people suggested their own books, and I admire their confidence! The whole thread is worth a read (particularly if you work in development). Get on it, Hollywood! People really hate that small-headed, long-legged Sonic!