What is up my dudes! Okon here. I know I’ve been slacking on the website as a whole, but I got a lot going on and im trying to do the best I can. On the bright side, I’m back with another volume of Geek Speak.
So I think we’re all aware by now that Superhero/Comicbook movies and TV shows are what’s big right now. Everything is getting a crossover, a franchise, or some shared universe. I don’t have a problem with that (most of the time), but there’s plenty of other things out there that deserve a chance to be turned into a movie of TV show. We’ve seen things like The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Harry Potter turned into big franchises, but surely there’s other novels, poems, etc. that deserve a chance on the big – or small screen. I found a few people that agree with me on that topic, and they shared a few things they’d like to see get the live action treatment. Check them out below:
Percy Jackson (TV Show)
“I’d definitely want a Percy Jackson series. Especially after reading @nerdypoc article on how it could go. It has a lot of opportunity to be one of the most diverse shows on TV. Plus the author hated the movies and is more open to listen to fans about having diversity without culture appropriation than most authors.”
-Dre Willis (Twitter: @DCW_Kami)
Milk And Honey
“I would want Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey to become a movie. In my vision for the movie, each poem would have it’s own short scene that puts the words into picture. It’d have an abstract and indie feel, a short film.”
Vyvian Nguyen (Twitter: @RICEBUN)
“I’d love to see a Full Metal Alchemist series or franchise. I’ve always loved the storylines and the relationship between the Elric brothers as well as the people in their lives. I think it’s one of those properties that could benefit being a live action film trilogy because it could give more condensed and tight storytelling opportunities.”
-Tevin Murphy (Twitter: @BlckBolex)
Luckily, we’re getting a Japanese-made FMA film soon, so let’s hope that does the Manga/Anime justice.
The Hardy Boys
“The Hardy Boys would be an interesting property to bring to live-action, they’re basically two teenage brothers who are amateur detectives. They live in an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue. Their father is a detective as well, so sometimes they find them self wrapped up in some of his cases. The stories are pretty dark sometimes, revolution around theft, kidnapping and murder. Definitely has a heavy ‘Goonies‘ feel to it.”
-Josh Sharpe (Twitter: @DarkKnightOfRen)
East Of West/Rat Queens
“East Of End: Westworld already showed that Sci-Fi westerns work. Why not build one around the apocalypse?”
“Rat Queens: Basically an R-Rated, all-female Guardians of the Galaxy, but with Magic “
-Brian Rawls (Twitter: @AshyGod)
I really recommend you guys check out these series, they’re great reads.