Here are the sci-fi and fantasy books we'd most like to see brought to life on screen.
With more and more book adaptations coming to screens big and small, here are the sci-fi and fantasy books we'd most like to see brought to life.
Recently we’ve seen more and more book-to-screen adaptations, many of which have been brilliantly realised, but some of the best speculative fiction seems much riskier to translate to screen. Of course, the technology for bringing these incredible worlds to visual life is old news, but unlike bankable superheroes and gritty fantasy, the metaphysical locations, meandering plots and moral ambiguity of speculative fiction has yet to find the same foothold in film and TV.
However, weird fiction fans have cause to start feeling giddy – in the space of a month, two poster children of the genre have hit the small screen, bringing new hope for the ‘unfilmable’.
Enter China Mieville’s The City and The City on iPlayer, and Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation on Netflix. They – along with the Netflix intelligent sci-fi renaissance (Star Trek, Mute, The Expanse, Altered Carbon) – could seriously pave the way for a modern golden age of new, old and weird as hell fiction on our screens. And here are some of the adaptations we crave the most.
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