Here at Page to Premiere, we tend to get a tad excited about book-to-movie adaptations (understatement much?), but for our new feature Wishlist we’re focusing on all the books we WANT to see see adapted into a movie someday (and hopefully some day soon).
First up, Mariyam shared her love for Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed, then Soraya explained why The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver would make the perfect paranormal flick, and today I’m here to advocate for a movie adaptation of Marie Lu’s dystopian novel, Legend.
“What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.”
Why This Deserves to Be a Movie:
Since its release in 2011, Legend has amassed a legion of fans who would love to see their favorite rebels on the big-screen. While the series may not be as well-known as fellow YA dystopians, Divergent and The Hunger Games, Legend is packed with a number of adrenaline-pumping action scenes and heart-fluttering romance that scream “movie-ready.”
Plus, like Divergent and Hunger Games, Legend is the first in a trilogy–followed by Prodigy and Champion respectively–and we all know how much Hollywood loves their movie trilogies.