Directors Who Should Be Writing Books
The prolific J.J. Abrams is expanding from television and movies into the publishing world. You may have heard that Abrams and author Doug Dorst are working on a new book called S, a “literary puzzle” of love and adventure. We’re not quite sure how this will turn out but if it’s coming from the mind behind Alias and Lost (and Felicity!), sign us up!
If only a few of our other favorite directors would step up with new books. Here are a few we would love to read.
From Lost in Translation to Marie Antoinette to the upcoming Bling Ring (which we can’t wait to see), Coppola knows how to make films that are edgy and original. With her storytelling talent, we can easily see her writing a bestselling novella celebrating womenhood.
As the creator of the television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, Whedon can certainly write a sci-fi/fantasy adventure with wide appeal. We’d love to see what kind of world he’d create in novel form—and wouldn’t be surprised if it turned into a cult classic.
Now this woman knows her way around an action scene! Whether it’s a chase scene in Point Break, a bomb strewn battlefield in The Hurt Locker or the ultimate manhunt in Zero Dark Thirty, her films are always full of suspense and excitement. Bigelow could turn up the tension in a fast-paced, pulse-pounding thriller that would leave us turning the pages long into the night.
What directors would you like to see take their talents to the page?
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