Hollywood loves base movies on comic books. Call it laziness and unoriginal all you want, the fact is it does not seem to be going away anytime soon as we are in the midst of the golden age of the comic book movie. Here is a list of five unconventional comics that we would like to see get the Hollywood-movie treatment as soon as possible.
Blankets is a coming-of-age tale about a boy who has a simultaneously traumatizing and wonderful upbringing. He then falls in love and then falls out of love. It is a comic book that does not feature superheroes fighting crime. It instead takes the reader on a journey and forces them to feel more emotion than most books or movies ever even thought about making a reader feel. It is disparaging and hopeful, sad and uplifting.
Despite the graphic novel being a huge success, with Time magazine naming it the number eight greatest comic of the decade, no news on a movie has ever really surfaced online. We are not even sure if the film rights have been purchased by a studio.
Blankets would be great as a Oscar-season release, if it were made correctly. If it were made incorrectly, the book would get a revision with a boy-gets-girl ending, all the dark subject matter would be cut and the soundtrack would feature a bunch of indie-rock ballads.