Like me, you’re probably tired of every new movie franchise really just being a retread, reboot, sheboot, or genderbend of an old classic.
There are plenty of other characters out there who deserve to make it to the screen besides Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, King Arthur, and so on. I could list a million more.
We’ve seen every damn iteration we should see. Studios will just milk a property that has no trademark but enjoys high brand recognition.
Here are some book series that you should jump into so that we increase the chances of seeing them on screen someday.
Vin and Elend are the central characters in Brandon Sanderson’s first Mistborn trilogy. She’s a street rat, he’s a noble, and they both live under the oppressive regime of an immortal ruler, in a landscape that is almost barren and devoid of life.
Also, Vin can drink alcohol with metal fragments in it and gain superpowers. The first book is a heist, the second is a siege, and the third is an all-out war. Strong religious overtones about as well, but not from real-world religions.
One of my favorite epic fantasy series. Keep reading these books, Sanderson will make a movie of this eventually.