Like a lot of other movie/comics/anime fans, I sit around with friends and muse about the possibility of this or that show or book being made into a live-action movie. Here's a quick updated run-down of my current wish list in that category, with discussion. (There may be some repetition with an earlier post, but I have new material to go with it.)
The Guin Saga. The fact that this hasn't been made into a live-action movie is nothing short of mind-boggling. In today's post-300 digital-backlot world, why not?
Vampire Hunter D.The animated features that were made from the books were just the tip of the iceberg: a live-action feature along the lines of the visual aesthetic that Tim Burton put together in Sleepy Hollow, for instance, would be magnificent.
Claymore.Not exactly a household name, but a fairly easy story to adapt for the screen: the setting is rather generically European and so wouldn't require a lot of effort to be made coherent to Western audiences.
Berserk.Probably impossible to pull off: R-rated at best, fourteen hours runtime at least, would cost $400 million and would never make back a dime of it. Doesn't stop me from dreaming, though.
The Songs of Distant Earth. Arthur C. Clarke's novel was to have become a movie as well at one point, although the deal for that fell through — but with today's technology it would not only be feasible but probably not terribly expensive at all.
The Divine Invasion or The Man in the High Castle. The former is probably one of Philip K. Dick's most difficult-to-film stories, but if tackled right it could be absolutely transcendent. The latter is about 90% filmable, but how you tackle that last 10% will make all the difference in the world.
More Than Human. Probably one of my favorite SF novels of all time. This could be done for very little money, but would require a literate and thoughtful director to pull it off; my vote goes for Alfonso Cuarón.
Alan Mendelson, The Boy From Mars. Another favorite of mine as a kid, and it still is a favorite of mine as an adult. (I have a weird idea: Rob Zombie as Clarence Yojimbo.)
Another pet project of mine would be a movie biopic of John Coltrane — how about Denzel Washington in the main role? (They've already tapped Don Cheadle for Miles Davis, though...)