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21 April 2014 @ 11:43 am
April Question Meme: Day Twenty-One  
Asked by wheatear:

A book that you really want to see adapted on-screen and how you would do it.

I've always thought Fearless by Francine Pascal would be fantastic as a television series. Whenever I read the books from that series I always imagined specific scenes on how it would be translated from the text to the screen. I even fancasted a younger Nicki Aycox as Gaia Moore (she kinda resembled the model used on the cover for the first several editions of the series).

I know they tried doing a television series with Rachael Leigh Cook as an adult Gaia in the FBI, but it never got greenlit, and honestly it probably wouldn't have worked given they were focusing on her later life than what happened from the beginning of the book series, which is kind of essential to understanding her character and seeing her grow as the series continued. If it were to be an actual television series now, I would want it to center around her high school years, but for it to be a mixture of Orphan Black, Nikita and the film Hanna. It's really hard to describe how it looks inside my head, but that's one of the things that I know I want it to be. A combination of those elements, to make an intriguing adaptation for one of my favorite book series.
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Meredith: Stiles - teen wolfxfirefly9x on April 21st, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, that series. I read that yeaaaaars ago. I remember taking it when we went on holiday and reading in a dodgy caravan mum decided to rent for the couple of days.

In any case, I agree it'd make an amazing TV series. (I'm not familiar with your fan-cast actress, though.)
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 22nd, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
Rereading it, you can tell how dated it is when it makes pop culture references from the time it was published, which I think is both funny and cool, because it brings me back to when I actually started reading them, lol.

I'm not familiar with your fan-cast actress, though.

She played the first Meg Masters in the first season of Supernatural, though my fancast reference for her comes from her guest-star appearance in the first season finale of Dark Angel.
Meredith: Thor - sg-1xfirefly9x on April 23rd, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
lol, yeah, I've been finding the same thing with Animorphs. Not many references in it, but those that are there really... just... set the time it was published. :)

Oh, right. Cool. :)
Naomifrelling_tralk on April 22nd, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
Aww I remember reading some of that series although I don't think I ever finished it. I agree that the FBI concept likely wouldn't have worked, far better to make a high school based series of it and stick closer to the books, that way you have a build-in audience from the books already
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 23rd, 2014 07:27 am (UTC)
I don't think I ever finished it either, myself. I have like half of the series on my bookshelf, and I can't remember whether I read the last half.

There was a special edition book or something about Gaia training in Quantico for the FBI, which I'm assuming is what they took reference to for the concept of the show they were thinking about doing, but it just didn't work since there was no connection to the books at all. I think you can watch the unaired pilot on YouTube and see that it wasn't the only issue, but it's definitely not recognizable to the book character or the series, so I'm kind of glad it didn't get picked up.

So if they were going to attempt at making it into a television series again, I would hope they do it right by actually starting from Book One.