Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You (I Wish)

Booking Through Thursday* asks: "If you could see one book turned into the perfect movie–one that would capture everything you love, the characters, the look, the feel, the story–what book would you choose?"

This is easy. There's been one book I've wanted to see made into a movie for years. I even started adapting it into a screenplay for Script Frenzy last year, before giving up because scriptwriting is like, way harder than novel writing. Anyway. The book, you ask? Bloody Jack.

It's no secret that my siblings and I LOVE the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. It probably would not be an overestimation to say I've seen each movie about 10 times each. Bloody Jack might actually be even better, because done properly it would be Pirates of the Caribbean meets spunky female heroine: swashbuckling, funny, action-packed, thrilling, and even romantic. I dare you to come up with a better combination. I dare you.

Casting Call

Mary "Jacky" Faber:

Chloe Moretz

The perfect blend of feisty and cute. Question is: How's her British accent?

James "Jaimy" Emerson Fletcher:

Logan Lerman

He's a bit old, but can't you just see him dressed up in sailor rig, working it as the upstanding and a little naive son of a wealthy retired naval officer?

Jaimy Understudy:

Freddie Highmore

He's a little geeky to play Jaimy, in my opinion, but he's got a native British accent and a mischievous yet honest adorableness on his side.

I have a feeling that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is on its final run with the fourth installment (as much as I love it, may it RIP), and what could make a better successor to silver screen piratical escapades than Bloody Jack? I've always thought the series hasn't gotten enough attention as books, and that it has been similarly overlooked Hollywood. 

What about you? What book would you choose to be made into a movie?

*BTT is a blog that encourages book bloggers to form community by posting different prompts each day of the week, to which book bloggers reply in a post and share the link on the BTT site. I loved today's prompt, so I thought I'd give it a try!


  1. I've never heard of this book. I need to check it out!

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  2. LOL I love that you cast the movie! I have the first few books in this series in my stacks somewhere I will have to dig them out.

  3. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon! Definitely my number one pick for a movie! :)