• Sat, Apr 2 2011

15 Dystopian Novels We Wish Would Get The Cinematic Treatment

What is it about dystopian futures that are so endlessly fascinating? Maybe it’s the fact that so many of them are actually very real possibilities. That our world could turn into one of these can hit pretty close to home. Now that the news of Jennifer Lawrence landing the role of Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games has had time to sink in, we here at Crushable HQ got to thinking about other dystopian novels we’d like to see on film. There have been loads of successful film adaptations in the past– Battle Royale, Children of Men, Blade Runner, and Never Let Me Go come to mind– but there are still so many that haven’t yet had the cinematic treatment they deserve. Here are our top picks:

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  • lee

    The Diamond Age was an incredible book, a 6 part mini series from the folks who managed to give TV Sci-Fi syfylis, not so much. I hope this doesn’t get made.