Friday, November 21, 2008

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday: Dream Movie



Welcome to Faith 'n Fiction Saturday where we get together and talk about our favorite subject! Please remember to write your answer on your blog, add the permalink to the Mr. Linky below and link back to this specific post in your own post. Thank you so much!

Today's Question:
We've been blessed to finally start seeing some of our favorite Christian books come to life on film. So far, these have been largely low budget films, but they generally get the heart of the books across. But my question for you is...if you had an unlimited budget, what Christian fiction book would you like to see made into a film? Who would you cast in the main roles? Would you have a preference on director? Any songs you'd like to see on the soundtrack?

My Answer:
Hands down, I'd love to see the Mark of the Lion trilogy come to life on film. I loooovvveee these books and think they would make excellent movies. But only if there was A LOT of money in the budget. I think I would like relatively unknown but immensely talented actors and actresses.
Another series I think would be awesome with an unlimited special effects budget is the Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker. These books touched me so much and made me fall in love with Jesus a little bit more. But again, they would need a huge budget so it didn't end up looking cheesy.

Your Turn:
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1. Michelle Sutton
2. Shelley at Ink Scrawls
3. Deborah (Books, Movies, and Chinese Food)
4. CrittyJoy
5. Melissa (ForstRose) @ Bibliophile\'s Retreat
6. Sunny (That Book Addiction)
7. Sally (Book Critiques)
8. Amy(The Sleepy Reader)
9. MizB @ Should Be Reading
10. Andie
11. Rhonda Clark
12. Wendi ~ Wendi\'s Book Corner
13. Pam
14. Kim at Window To My World
15. Karla @ Ramblin\' Roads
16. Bluestocking
17. Donna-Write by Faith
18. Mimi Pearson
19. Becky
20. Nise\'
21. Ausjenny
22. Jewelz @ Reviewz By Jewelz
23. Lindsey@A Kindred Spirit\'s Thoughts
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20 comments:

Michelle Sutton said...

I'd love to see Redeeming Love as a film. :) Let's see....a blonde for Angel....I so don't watch TV or movies so it's hard for me to pull a name from a hat, so I have to pass on that part of the answer. Song....it would have to be sort of western-y, right? Not sure on that one either. I know the hymn toward the end would be a must (the one in the bar) but other than that... hmm...I think picking a western makes it tougher to answer your question.

Shelley said...

I've got my answer posted as well. Though I haven't read the Mark of the Lion series, I've heard a little about them. From what I've heard, I think they'd make great movies too.

crittyjoy said...

What a fun question Amy! I had a blast answering it :o) I would love to see both of those series made into movies...good stuff!

ForstRose said...

My answers are up with a bit of a rabbit trail regarding my experience with movies "based" on books.

Looking forward to reading other answers as well.

crittyjoy said...

:o) You should look into reading Pretense again....so good :o) Of course I love longer novels (hence my great love of Julie Lessman, ok, well that is just one of many reasons!)

And it is never to late to read the Christy Miller series, if you enjoy YA books :o) Have you read the Katie Weldon series?

I think YOU are lovely, you are a delightful bloggy friend :o)

ForstRose said...

My goodness Amy have you missed out on some great books if you haven't read any of the ones I listed on my post. Many of them are reviewed on my blog if you want to find out more about them. Some are recent or upcoming releases while the Michael Phillips series is 10-15yrs old based on first pub date.

Smilingsal said...

This was a tough one for me so early in the morning, but I muddled through. The trouble is there are sooo many terrific Christian ficition books, and a good many of them would make fabulous films, given a proper budget.

Amy(The Sleepy Reader) said...

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy came to mind for me too.

AndieJ said...

Mine's up, but I don't think I'm going to have the most popular answer among the group. Thanks for the question Amy. ;o)
http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2008/11/faith-n-fiction-saturdays.html

rcwriter said...

Ted Dekker books would make great movies in the right hands.

Lindsey said...

Oooh, as soon as I saw your question I thought the Mark of the Lion series! That's my favorite series ever, SO amazing and moving. But yeah, a big budget would be awesome.

I'll get mine up today!

Pam said...

I thought of the Mark of the Lion series also. I haven't read Ted Dekker, but keep reading wonderful reviews about his work.
Interesting question!

Donna Moore said...

This was a fun question! I am a lover of romantic comedy so I didn't pick what so many others picked. I have read the first book in The Mark of the Lions and I agree that it is good but I don't want to see that in color. My imagination can be scary enough so I went with a lighter book.

bookroomreviews said...

I'm going to have to read The Mark of The Lion series. maybe at Christmas vacation I will take them along. Thanks for reminding me about them!

M. C. Pearson said...

Great question and awesome answer! I love this Faith 'n Fiction idea. You are really brining bloggers together. :-D

Sunny said...

Yes Amy, it's becoming very obvious that I *need* to read Mark of the Lion. I have been eye-balling the box set in the bookstore but havent taken the plunge. I'm thinking Christmas list!! ;o)

Nise' said...

I just got book one of the Mark of The Lion series. I am sure I will wonder what too me so long!

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Traveling now with limited online time so I have to pass on this Saturday, but LOVE the question. Also looking forward to my stop here next month with Owen Fiddler. Hey, Amy - I gave you a shout out today at Free Spirit. check it out at:
http://inspiritandtruths.blogspot.com/2008/11/twelve-days-til-christmas.html

Beth said...

I'm not posting on this one, but the Christitan fiction book that I would love to see as a movie is Janette Oke's 'A Gown of Spanish Lace'.

Jaime said...

Mark of the Lion is a brilliant series!

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