I couldn't find a thread like this one so I figured I'd make one.
What novels or comics do you think need to be adapted into movies or a television series?
Currently off the top of my head...
The Once and Future King by T.H. White (1958)
I'm really surprised that this hasn't happened yet. I know there have been various versions of the King Arthur story but none that are truly epic. The Once and Future King could easily be a trilogy if they wanted it to be, maybe even four movies. They would of course have to add to the story if they go that route but I wouldn't have a problem with it. They did that to The Hobbit.
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (1974)
About a team that goes to another planet to get revenge on an alien race that attacked humans. The author mimics the Vietnam war. The book does have three other sequels of sorts that they could use to either add to the story or to make a saga out of.
The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer
There have been a few attempts to make these into movies and none of them quiet hit the mark. Troy was okay but it wasn't anywhere as good as it could've been. I want to see each of these as a stand alone movie but still have the same actor as Odysses. If done right these movies could become award winners. Something along the lines of Gladiator meets The Lord of the Rings.
Jack Reacher by Lee Child (1997 - present)
I'm one of the few that loves the movies but I'd much rather see a TV show about this. Each season could be based off of one book. Tittle the show Jack Reacher, or just Reacher, and the season title off of what book it's based on. There are so many books that they wouldn't have to worry about running out of material to use.
The Dark Tower by Stephen King (1982 - 2004)
I know the movie is coming out and I'm excited for it, also I believe it's going to be after the book series, but I'd much rather see this as a series on Netflix based off the books. They could even use the prequel graphic novels for more material.