Submitted by JL 1034d ago | opinion piece

The 5 Best Fantasy Novels That Need Their Own Movie

With the release of The Hobbit right around the corner, fantasy fans everywhere are sure to be getting excited as Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle Earth. The fantastical world created by Tolkien provides some great material that can be portrayed beautifully on-screen, especially with today’s technology. With that being said, today we are going to look at some other great fantasy novels that deserve their own movie. (Culture)

krazykombatant  +   1034d ago
Never been to big on the fantasy, but Song of Ice and Fire definitely got me interested in the genre. Once the books get finished (fingers crossed) and the t.v. series finishes i would hope that someone figures out how to fit the books into movies... Sadly I don't think it will ever happen.
NewMonday  +   1033d ago
the Death Gate Cycle is a favorite of mine, characters and setting less of a LotR clone like most other series are
Munky_Mafoo  +   1034d ago
The Sword of Truth series (Wizard’s First Rule) is a brilliant collection of 11 books by Terry Goodkind. Would make a great tv series. Also Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series is a Great choice too, but takes a little longer to get into.
thezeldadoth  +   1033d ago
lol sword of truth does have a tv show. its called legend of the seeker. and it was kind of lame.
Munky_Mafoo  +   1033d ago
Really!? oh that sucks. Totally missed that one. I like the Dresden files books too, but they attempted a series of that and it sucked.
krazykombatant  +   1033d ago
My friend says that the a game of thrones is a rip off of the wheel of time..... is this true??
Munky_Mafoo  +   1033d ago
Nah its not a rip off at all. Wheel of time focuses mainly on 2 main character and is basically one long love story. Game of thrones doesn't have one main character and the story's is unpredictable. Only similarity I can think of is the magic, dragons and medieval style universe.
Ness619  +   1033d ago
It is not a ripoff at all. WoT has a lot of magic and a evil beasts and overlords that oppose the good guys. Song of Fire and Ice is (mostly) about different human factions warring against each other and trying to gain power over one another.

ummm WoT only focuses on 2 main characters?? Rand and....who? There are about 6-8 main characters that all get the same amount of mention. Also, love story?? LOL. That is incredibly false. There is almost zero love interest in the book. What series were you reading? Cuz it wasn't Wheel of Time with that description
Bathyj  +   1033d ago
Always wanted The Talisman by Stephen King.

I heard when I was a kid that Steven Spielberg had bought the rights which was a match made in heaven to me, but I dont know how true that was and nothing ever came of it.

Shame. Great story.
thorstein  +   1033d ago
Black Company would probably translate best to the screen. Fantasy war novels and great ones at that.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1033d ago
The Elenium and The Tamuli by David Eddings.
Myst  +   1033d ago
Well not I have some books to add to my Kindle collection :).
Soldierone  +   1033d ago
I'm just jumping back into books. Can you guys help me with suggestions on what to read?

I really friggin love The Hunger Games, but it doesn't need to be the same scenario. I also like Resistance (translates well to books)

Kinda looking for something fantasy/sci fi. Like despair, then they get through it somehow.
Legion  +   1033d ago
The 'Alan Dean Foster' Pip and Flinx series needs to have a movie run made. Starting with the first book 'For Love of Mother-Not'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

"Pip and Flinx
In chronological order. Note that Foster says in the recently republished Bloodhype that it is the 11th in the series, and should fall between "Running from the Deity" and "Trouble Magnet". (Foreword "Bloodhype", Del Rey, March, 2002).

For Love of Mother-Not (1983) ISBN 0-345-30511-6
The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972) ISBN 0-345-29232-4
Orphan Star (1977) ISBN 0-345-25507-0
The End of the Matter (1977) ISBN 0-345-25861-4
Flinx in Flux (1988) ISBN 0-345-34363-8
Mid-Flinx (1995) ISBN 0-345-38374-5
Reunion (2001) ISBN 0-345-41867-0
Flinx's Folly (2003) ISBN 0-345-45038-8
Sliding Scales (2004) ISBN 0-345-46156-8
Running from the Deity (2005) ISBN 0-345-46159-2
Bloodhype (1973) ISBN 0-345-25845-2
Trouble Magnet (2006) ISBN 0-345-48504-1
Patrimony (2007) ISBN 978-0-345-48507-6
Flinx Transcendent (2009) ISBN 978-0-345-49607-2"

If you haven't had a chance to read them, just start at the beginning and work your way down.

Also suggest the 'Humanx Commonwealth' series... 'midworld' was a novel that just drew me into the series.
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ALICE666  +   1033d ago
I've always loved the late David Gemmell as he imho was one of the best doing the 'heroic fantasy/action' genre. Would love to see any of his many books recreated in a movie especially the Drenai/Nadir sagas. In fact just start with the book "Legend".


Highly recommended to those who love heroic stuff.

Another vote also for Wheel of time series or Riftwar as I grew up on these series.

..and probably Forgotten Realms movie.. either Drizzt or Elminster related would be cool.
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   1033d ago
This is one of my favorite genres. It's just you dont see too many movies.

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