At the moment, here at Page to Premiere, we’re treating you all with a special feature called our ‘wishlist’ in which we are all choosing a book each that we would love to see made into a movie. For today’s part of our wishlist I have decided to choose ‘The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer’ by Michelle Hodkin for my book and we’re going to explore how I would like to see this book as a film.
I think it would make an excellent movie because it features so many qualities of which I think make a great film, such as: romance, humor, action and even horror (some parts really creeped me out okay). This book is also part of a trilogy; the second book being ‘The evolution of Mara Dyer’ and the final book ‘The retribution of Mara Dyer’ (of which will be released November 6th 2014). I personally think the trilogy would work very well as a film trilogy because the suspense between the books will help make the films extremely popular and we know just how popular YA film trilogies (The Hunger Games and Divergent) are these days. I also think it would make such a great film because it is SO different to any film/book out there because it’s not just your typical teen high school movie.
Plot: “Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own. But Mara’s new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people’s deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she’s going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn’t enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can’t seem to leave her alone…but as her life unravels around her, Mara can’t help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether…”
Soundtrack: Another factor of which I think completes a movie is it’s soundtrack. When I read the book I often read it whilst listening to Lana Del Rey and I honestly could not have found an artist whose songs fit this book better. Lana’s new album ‘Ultraviolence’ fits the book so perfectly! The pacing, speed and (in some cases) even the lyrics fit perfectly with the story. So if you ever do find yourself reading/re-reading this book then give listening to Lana at the same time a try but I do know some people find it hard to read and listen to music at the same time.
I seriously think it would be brilliant to see this book (and trilogy) made into a film(s) and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that someone will see the potential that the book has and make the all important move for a film to happen!
What do you think? Any other suggestions?? Please let us know in the comments!