One of the things that struck me as the actors and producers and directors and everybody came on stage to accept the awards is... they're all players on a stage, in a world, created by writers. It's easy to forget sometimes that when we settle into a theater chair and the lights dim and the projector begins to roll, that everything on that screen - the characters, the world, the very words - all came from the pen of a writer. Without writers there would be no movies. Actors would stand mute. Directors and Producers would have nothing to direct nor produce. Our entertainment - be it in movies or on tv - all starts with the written word. It all starts with a writer.
That led me to ponder what books by my favorite authors I'd love to see hit the screen. One such fantasy is (knocking wood) supposed to hit TV screen soon. Carly Hiaasen's fabulously awesome, funny, and revenge-driven story Skinny Dip was picked up by HBO and slated to become a mini-series directed by Michael Keaton. Cannot wait for this. (And no, don't go by that adaptation of his early novel Strip Tease with Demi Moore because that movie totally did the book no justice at all.)
Another has hit the screen a few times, one adaptation just recently that I've yet to see, is the King of the Crime Caper Donald Westlake's novel The Hunter. You might know it as the 1967 film Point Blank, or the 1999 film Payback (with Mel Gibson) or the 2013 film Parker (with Jason Statham that I'm dying to see).
So what books should be made into movies but haven't been yet? I'd pick Lori Wilde's romantic contemporary romances and turn them into hit Romantic Comedies (RomComs). I love a good RomCom and lately it feels like we're really short on options. My top 3 picks would be:
Casting any of these romantic, actiony, comedic awesome books would just be too much fun!
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