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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Awesome Adaptations (41) Unspoken

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This meme celebrates an awesome adaptation related to a weekly category. Any format of adaptation (television series, film, web series, etc.) is acceptable as long as it is based in some form on a book. This meme is hosted by Alisa Selene at PictureMeReading. Check out her site and join in on the fun!

Another Awesome Novel That Needs to be Adapted
Title: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

I reviewed this book last year, and absolutely adored the combination of wit, Gothic romance and mystery.  I think this would make a fabulous film, especially with all the laugh out loud lines!  Casting-wise, I'm not very hip to all the young up and coming actors out there (now where did I put my false teeth) so I had to do a little search around for some actors that fit the descriptions of the characters - both in the book and in my head.  And I'm going to be a bit lazy and just cast the two main ones.  I usually advocate unknowns in the roles of movie adaptations though because it can showcase some exciting new talent.

It would be interesting to see how they pull off the inner dialogue between the mind-linked characters - though with how "The Host" did it, it will probably be pretty similar to that.

For the main character, Kami Glass, I came across a picture of Janel Parrish and I think she is so pretty!  She has done a bunch of contemporary young adult type TV shows, so I think she can play high school.  And I hope she can play smart and sassy and inquisitive, because that's pretty much Kami in a nutshell!   She could use a few more curves though, but hey, it's easy to gain weight! :D







Logan Lerman as Jared.  I haven't seen any of the Percy Jackson films, so I wasn't very familiar with Logan, until I saw a picture of him in a fancasting for another book, and thought he would make a great Jared!  Since he's Percy Jackson, I doubt he'd do another lead for a YA series, but it would be nice to see someone similar to him in the role: good-looking of course, but not un-approach-ably so, with boyish charm and someone who fits the age of the character!

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8 comments:

  1. Mona from PLL! She would be a great choice..Mona is very snarky/sarcastic/smart! :) She is one of the best characters on PLL!

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    1. Ah, I forgot you watch Pretty Little Liars! I'm glad then, I hope they will make a movie before she gets too old! :D

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  2. I haven't read the book, so I have no idea what the characters are like. But I really enjoyed watching Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    Never heard of Janel Parrish. She's beautiful, but (trust me) it's not always easy to gain weight :)

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    1. Oh yeah, I forgot he was in Perks! I haven't seen the film though, but I'm glad Logan was great in it.

      And so jealous if you think it's not easy to gain weight. LOL

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  3. What a fun meme. I haven't read the book but like who you cast for the cast. I haven't seen Jane before but liked Percy Jackson. Thanks for the book recommendation and introducing me to this meme. I will have to join in/follow along.

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    1. I hope you enjoy the book if you get a chance to read it, it is such a fun read! And I hope you will join in on Awesome Adaptations! PictureMeReading has the schedule on her blog - next week is a pick for an awesome swashbuckling adaptation. :)

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  4. I totally agree that this needs to be made into a movie! I found it laugh-out-loud hilarious, too, and I could picture Logan Lerman as Jared. :)

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    1. Yay, I was afraid my mental image of Jared would be off, since I didn't refer to the book, but I'm glad you think Logan would be a good pick too!

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