THINGS THAT SHOULD TOTALLY BE MADE INTO A MOVIE

  1. 1.
    Jonny Quest
    This has been in the works on and off for years now, but the world needs a badass retelling of the greatest animated adventure series of the 1960s. Preferably with more sexual tension between Dr. Benton Quest and Race Bannon and fewer racist caricatures.
  2. 2.
    Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?
    Carmen Sandiego was the ultimate female antihero, and she deserves her own heist movie. Plus, imagine how badass Gina Rodriguez would look in a red hat and trench coat.
  3. 3.
    A Wrinkle In Time
    Yes, there's already a movie, but we've all collectively decided that it never happened. The world needs more stories about interdimensional space travel and more 13-year-old female protagonists like Meg Murry, complete with glasses and braces.
  4. 4.
    The Three Investigators
    Three teenage boys solving mysteries and striking up a bizarre friendship with Alfred Hitchcock along the way. And while there are plenty of movies and books about plucky boy geniuses solving crimes, none of those boy geniuses are as interesting as Jupiter Jones, the overweight orphan and former child star who now lives with his aunt and uncle in their junkyard.
  5. 5.
    Good Omens
    Bryan Fuller is adapting American Gods for Starz, but imagine what he could do with Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's brilliant novel about the apocalypse. Also, I saw an absurd fan cast of this years ago, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley, and I can't get it out of my head.
  6. 6.
    Bullwhip Griffin
    There's an adorable '60s Disney version, but I want a slightly grittier adaptation that sticks to the book and has all the bandits and gold miners that made this my favorite adventure growing up.
  7. 7.
    Sharp Objects
    Gillian Flynn's first novel is even more twisted than Gone Girl or Dark Places, and it features some of the nastiest, most vicious women in literature.
  8. 8.
    Knight's Castle
    There are a lot of children's books on this list, and the best children's books have the kind of simple but captivating plot that can fill a two-hour movie while still raising questions about big, complicated ideas. (Think good versus evil, fate versus free will, fantasy versus reality.) Edward Eager's novel has all of that and more, plus Ivanhoe riding a flying saucer to the moon, just for good measure.
  9. 9.
    Maximum Ride
    I'm not the world's biggest James Patterson fan, and the later books in the series got weird, but as a middle schooler, I never understand why there were so many mediocre YA adaptations when there was a book about genetically-engineered, winged teenagers on the run from a mysterious and malevolent organization.
  10. 10.
    The Phantom Tollbooth
    How the hell has Tim Burton not picked this up yet?