Not a whole lot going on in the way of movie news today (well, aside from that little New Line announcement ...), so I thought I'd write about books instead. I just finished reading Magnus Mills's The Restraint of Beasts, which supposedly has already been filmed by Pawel Pawlikowski but is apparently stuck in some kind of post-production limbo. The book is weirdly hilarious, enough so that I now want to read more by Mills.

I'm now reading Terry Pratchett's Small Gods, which is hard to imagine as a movie, but I suppose it could be done if it was by the right director. Peter Jackson's upcoming adaptation of The Lovely Bones still looks promising, perhaps even more so now that Saiorse Ronan, who he wisely cast as Susie Salmon, is now an Oscar-nominated actress for her performance in Atonement, but we're going to have to wait until 2009 to see that one.

What books have you read of late that you think would make great films? Who would you want to see direct the adaptations and star in the main roles? Discuss away ...
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