Fifteen Unfilmable Novels And The Directors Who Should Try Anyway

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Ah, the 'unfilmable' novel. Go back ten or fifteen years and it seems everyone had some sort of list of great novels that could never be brought to the screen. The limitations at the time were largely technical and in recent years those lists have dwindled with titles such as The Lord Of The Rings and Cloud Atlas making the move. What makes a book 'unfilmable' these days has far less to do with technical requirements than with budget, politics or sensitive subject matter which means - to our eyes, at least - the books now considered unfilmable are more interesting than they've ever been and time spent imagining who should take the leap and actually bring these words to the screen that much more entertaining.

So here are our picks: Fifteen books we love that we feel would make great films if put in the right hands and who we think those hands belong to. Dive in and let us know which book / director combos you would love to see on the big screen.
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